The Trons, A Garage Rock Robot Band

The Trons” are a fully robotic rock band from Hamilton, New Zealand. Each band member (Ham, Wiggy, Swamp and Fifi) was created from spare parts and electronics by ex-bassist / electronic and software engineer Greg Locke. Their albums are available for purchase and download at Bandcamp.

The Trons are a garage rock band from Hamilton, New Zealand. The band has no human members, all instruments being played by robots built from junk and salvaged electronics. All songs are original, and the band tours and gigs like a normal human band, except for needing to be carried everywhere!

The instruments are standard human ones, with robot limbs and fingers attached. The heart of the band is a 15 year old computer from a decommissioned vending machine, which has been reprogrammed to feed the song info to the machines. This control system keeps it all synced up but the junky nature of the robots means there is a mechanical randomness to the playing as well.

via Make