The Automatic are four teenagers
whose songs are route maps to escaping the humdrum life of the small Welsh
village of Cowbridge.
Early demos and live shows in
South Wales attracted the interest and rapid signing to their management and the
band then spent the second half of 2004 in rehearsal studios in Cardiff working
on new material.In May 2005 they went into studio to record demo versions of
'Monster' and 'Rats' with producer Richard Jackson which caught the ear of
happening independent label B-Unique Records. They caught the band in June at
Cardiff Barfly and, having been completely blown away by the show, a whirlwind
romance followed and in July 2005 a deal was signed.October 2005 and the band
are on the road with The Ordinary Boys and Hard-Fi while their Ian Broudie
produced debut single 'Recover' starts making waves with critics and fans alike.
Taking only a brief break for
Christmas Day and a sold-out live show at Cardiff Barfly on New Years Eve, the
band launched into recording the album with Richard Jackson (60ft Dolls,
Crashland, Super Furry Animals) in Cardiff and Steve Harris (U2, Kaiser Chiefs)
in Liverpool and Lincoln. With the album safely recorded the band head out on
the road with The Kooks in Jan/Feb 2006 before their own UK headline tour
leading up to the release of the stunning second single “Raoul” on 20^th March
NME - ""This band are raw, noisy, unpretentious and exciting... a band
well worth checking out……. a relentless onslaught of high energy, riff fuelled
pop yelps and intense rhythm."