Coquette is a wildly energetic American indie band with Franco Anglo roots based in Central Vermont, consisting of Cobalt Tolbert (guitar), Angus Davis (bass) and Titien Tolbert (drums).
Meeting the first day of High School, they immediately started playing music together. Several incarnations later, including a run as a successful acoustic cover band named Carter Glass, Coquette emerged in the Spring of 2013.
Influenced by Prog Rock and Punk, they have created a varied, frenetic kind of Alternative Rock, with a strong focus on composition. They released their first EP “The Mandrill” with Vincent Freeman of Green Mountain Records in September of 2013 and their sophomore EP, “Separatio” in November, 2014.
They perform regularly in Montpelier, and have played several festivals around Vermont, occasionally headlining. They are continually writing new material, play at any opportunity they can grab, and have plans to conquer first New England, then The World!
“I think I have seen the future and I think its name is Coquette… they’ve inspired a kind of evangelical response among a multigenerational and growing fan base… these guys seem like something that is going to happen… Some folks call them punk rockers, but even at their young ages you can hear their discipline, smarts and study in their energetic style… Fresh, reckless, but never sloppy… Like it’s been said, “You gotta see these guys!” You don’t wanna have to lie later and say you were there, dancing and assisting at the rebirthing of rock ’n’ roll.”
– John Wilson, Stowe Today, 7/10/14
“The audience was electrified by the physical antics and leaps of [Cobalt] Tolbert back and forth across the stage, moves that made Michael Jackson look like a stick-in-the-mud.”
– M. D. Drysdale, The Herald, 5/8/14
“At first I thought it was way too loud for what I usually like, but they are just too talented to dislike. They change-up the style of rhythm and singing from the shouting, keeping the music interesting… really great energy and I liked the dance moves and lyrics… this is great music to rock out and jump around to and get rid of some built up energy.”
– Laura Leah Traverse, online blogger, 4/10/14
"A wonderfully off-kilter and near perfectly executed mashup of classic punk and prog-rock influences that belies their youth. How a group of high schoolers so succinctly and expertly distilled musical cues ranging from Faith No More to Fugazi to Frank Zappa is beyond me... but it's tempered with a pop sensibility more akin to the playful funk-punk of early Red Hot Chili Peppers... Coquette rarely linger on any one idea for too long, and when they do it's often to set up the next creative explosion... fiery and schizophrenic... Vacillating among proggy guitar histrionics, fist-pumping anthemic metal and furious funk-punk breakdowns... bewildering and perplexing... undeniably alluring. It's musical MSG. The more you consume, the more you want, until you become a salty, bloated mess that can never be fully satiated. We're hungry, Coquette."
– Dan Bolles, on Separatio, Seven Days, 11/26/14
“The only band that matters in Vermont is COQUETTE.”
– Curtis Evans Kile, WJSC radio station, 4/14/14
Coquette, the band’s tracks