Photo by Kassidy Renee Paige
By Rich Horton
You have to like surprises, and when I got a first listen of Robat, I was pleasantly blown away. I usually shy away from things tagged as emo, but this band is wonderful. Complex layers of guitar with intertwined vocals that just grab your soul a bit.
I had to get something up about this band, I want people to give them a listen. It will be well worth your time.
RIFT: How did you come up with the name of the band?
ROBAT: Robat has been playing together for a few years now but before we called ourselves Robat we went by “Prints”. It was mostly a joke, but considering we hail from Minneapolis and we were tired of explaining the joke to people, we decided to come up with something a bit more self-explanatory. Don’t know that we totally pulled that off with Robat, which we came up with while sitting at a patio. We were talking about robots and bat flew overhead. We have a natural gift for puns and word play. We came up with “Robat” and it just kind of stuck.