In November 2013, a band took to the stage at New York City’s infamous Union Square. It wasn’t the first gig there – even The White Stripes performed a blistering set in 2002 – and it wouldn’t be the last. But this particular show could not have been more... different.
Compressorhead headlined, and like any band, they took to the stage, tuned their instruments and burst into their opening track. But there was one very notable difference between Compressorhead and literally every other band that’s ever existed: they were made up entirely of robots! That’s right, as the first chord rang out, not a single human being was on stage.
Playing a Gibson Flying V, aptly-named guitarist Fingers (who boasts 78 fingers!) blew the audience away with a succession of rip-roaring riffs to rival any rock legend. While bassist Bones and four-handed drummer Stickboy kept metronomic time as the German trio thundered through a barnstorming set of heavy metal covers, streamed live on Spotify.