‘Consider this an important contribution to the debate about spontaneity versus form.’
– Daniel Spicer, Jazzwise ****

‘The Sloth Racket sound is broadly comparable to that of Tim Berne’s Bloodcount, the mid ’90s New York quintet with the same instrumentation, or the earthier, brawnier sound of Chicago as filtered through Peter Brötzmann’s Tentet.’
– Tim Owen, Dalston Sound

‘an agreeably spicy goulash of free improvisation, grumpy riffs and bluesy themes’
– Stewart Smith, The Quietus

‘nobody in their right mind is going to call this row slothful’
– Spencer Grady, Record Collector

videos


At Safehouse, Brighton (Shapeshifters tour, June 2017).
By Agata Urbaniak.

 


At Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival, September 2016.
By Agata Urbaniak.

 


At Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival, September 2016.
By Agata Urbaniak.

 


At The Vortex, London (Triptych album launch, May 2016).
By Ben Owen.

 


Triptych album teaser, April 2016.

 


At LUME, London in April 2015.

 

releases

Shapeshifters (Luminous, 2017)

Triptych (Luminous, 2016)

info

Biog

Sloth Racket is a quintet of UK improvisers led by baritone saxophonist Cath Roberts, with Anton Hunter (Beck Hunters, Article XI) on guitar, Sam Andreae (Trio Riot, Silence Blossoms) on tenor saxophone, Seth Bennett (Metamorphic, En Bas Quartet) on bass and Johnny Hunter (Spirit Farm, Nat Birchall) on drums. The group play Cath’s compositions, combining written fragments with graphic notation to explore the balance between freedom and structure. The results range across musical territories from fiery free jazz, to minimal improv textures, to deep grooves.

For bookings: cath @ cathrobertsmusic.co.uk

Upcoming gigs on Cath’s main site

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