You may be familiar with the Robocobra Quartet, the fantastic jazz/punk/spoken word band from the north. One of the members, Ryan Burrows, teamed up with his friend Adam Smith to create an electronic music-focused moniker called Nine Raths. They’ve channeled the same edginess of the Quartet into a really great debut EP here, exploring deconstructed techno and club inspired by conflicting identities that those in Northern Ireland feel are never part of the UK or the Irish mainland.
We have had the pleasure of speaking with Nina and this has been the result.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Right now you can find me in a chain coffee shop. Started my day hearing a cat screaming and the sound of 6 different houses in my street being renovated.
When did the idea of starting a project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
After we finished our previous band we always talked about making electronic music together, the lockdown gave us the opportunity and time to get it started. We have always had fairly similar tastes when it comes to what we want to hear in music.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
We would define our sound as an intersection of the long history of our home with the future we see for it.
What artists are you interested in these days?
Ned Rush, Aleksi Perala, James Ferraro, Jlin to name a few.
How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
We’ve found that as long as you don’t treat them as separate genres then you can use as many sounds as you like. Genres are like borders, a lot of them are imaginary lines in the ground that some people don’t think they can cross.
How would you define your sound?
Neo Irish Electronica
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
We’re working on 2 follow up eps for this year, the next one is nearly done and features a different sound palette.