The Automatic

Formed 2002.
The Automatic


The Automatic (also known as The Automatic Automatic in the U.S.), are a Welsh rock band. The band is composed of Robin Hawkins on vocals, bass and synthesisers, James Frost on guitar, synthesisers, backing vocals and occasional bass, Iwan Griffiths on drums and Paul Mullen on vocals, guitar and synthesiser – since 2007. Mullen joined after the departure of Alex Pennie who provided synthesiser, percussion and vocals.

Signing to a deal between B-Unique Records and Polydor Records in 2005 the band released their platinum selling début Not Accepted Anywhere in 2006, which spawned three UK top 40 singles – Raoul, Recover and Monster. The band released their second album This Is A Fix accompanied by only one single; Steve McQueen in 2008, which due to a dispute between the band's labels – B-Unique and Polydor – was plagued with distributional and promotional problems, The dispute led to the band withdrawing from their 5-album deal with the labels and instead formed their own label, Armoured Records, distributed through EMI.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Tear the Signs Down

    Tear the Signs Down 2010

    Reviewed by Rob Crossan
    This could well be one of the most disappointing albums of 2010.
  2. Review of This Is A Fix

    This Is A Fix 2008

    Reviewed by Al Fox
    Technical wizardry on keyboards and guitar, ambitious harmonies achieved by...
  3. Review of Not Accepted Anywhere

    Not Accepted Anywhere 2006

    Reviewed by Tom Smith
    Their sharp guitar lines, analogue synths and simple shoutalong choruses combine...
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