The Automatic

Last updated: 03 July 2009

One of the most exciting new bands to have emerged from Wales in recent times, The Automatic formed in the not-very-rock 'n' roll town of Cowbridge, but their disco punk sound easily established them as stars.

Watch videos of The Automatic's acoustic session with Radio Wales' Evening Show in December 2009:

They formed, as with so many bands, out of boredom. "There wasn't much to do for young people where we live," guitarist James Frost told icWales. "We all love music so we started out playing local gigs, recreation centres, clubs in Maesteg, then it grew."

Read the full Automatic biography.

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