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Myspace Pick - The Automatic

It was People In Planes in 2005, now it's the turn of Cardiff band The Automatic to accelerate the excellent noise of the Welsh new music massive onto the listening habits of cutting edge music fans everywhere.

'Recover' was their acclaimed debut single. The awesome 'Raoul' is their next one and gets a release on March 27 on CD, 7 Inch Vinyl and as a digital download.

Hear them and download the free track 'Rats' at their Myspace page:

Click here for MySpace - The Automatic

The band also have a UK Tour in the works details below:


22 - London Alexandria Palace


06 - University Bristol
07 - University Cardiff
08 - Wulfrun Wolverhampton
10 - QMU Glasgow
11 - Empire Middlesbrough
12 - University Manchester
14 - Pyramid Portsmouth
15 - University Leicester
16 - Junction Cambridge
18 - UEA Norwich
19 - Leadmill Sheffield
20 - Carling Academy Liverpool
23 - Oxford Brookes Uni Oxford
24 - Electric Ballroom London

More info. on the band:

'The Automatic are four teenagers whose songs are route maps to escaping the humdrum life of the small Welsh village of Cowbridge. Growing up on the edges of Cardiff they started playing together in primary school using sofas and 5 string guitars.

By the time they were 16 and staring at a future that said get a job or go to college, they knew making music was the antidote to, 'the automatic life', says Iwan, 'When we came up with the name The Automatic, the irony of us escaping that life, of not doing what was automatically expected of us meant a lot to all of us'.

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. Then a return to Wales for a week of dates with the Goldie Looking Chain boys before settling down to write tracks for the album.

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 27th March 2006.

A third single and the album will follow in early summer.'

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