The mysterious and ethereal Miss Roberts along with her Rude Mechanicals is a whirlwind of strange songs, sounds and looks. Miss Roberts is the leader and her flamboyant persona has become the look of the band. She has put together an act that combines surreal stories, poetry and songs.
The Art-rock inspired Rude Mechanicals has been compared to The Tiigerlillies, early Roxy Music, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, and Can. They've been described as Post-Punk, Prog and Dark Cabaret - altogether creating a music that can best be described as “wild, wicked weirdness... a little bit Flying Lizards, a little bit Native Hipsters and a great deal like nothing you've heard before..." (Tom Robinson BBC6).
The band has featured in Bizarre Magazine, is played regularly on Resonance FM, and had national airplay on the BBC6 as well as being picked up Irwin Chusid - Journalist and DJ of New York's WFMU Radio. Collaborators include Jowe Head (Swell Maps, Television Personalities and now our bassist), Alternative TV and Sexton Ming (Medway Poets) and while Everett True (Village Voice), Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Spleen) and Django Bates (Loose Tubes etc.) have all admired their music.