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The Automatic

"The Automatic" are a Cardiff-based four piece band who met in the Welsh town of Cowbridge. Originally known as ''White Rabbit'', they renamed themselves The Automatic because they believe that music is the antidote to "the automatic life".

They signed to B Unique (home of Kaiser Chiefs and The Ordinary Boys) in their gap year, escaping having to go to university, and they play electro indie pop-punk influenced heavily by acts such as Jarcrew, Blur and the Blood Brothers, among others.

Their first single was the chart-ineligible “Recover” released November 2005 as a limited release (1500 vinyls, 3500 CD's). This was followed by "Raoul" on March 27, 2006 which reached #32 in the UK Singles Chart. The third single, "Monster", was released on June 5 2006 and reached #4, but entered the UK Singles Chart at #23 the week before based on download sales alone. On the same day, they appeared on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, and played "Monster" along with a cover of Kanye West's "Gold Digger".

Their debut album, titled "Not Accepted Anywhere" was released on 19 June, 2006.

They won The Pop Factory award for "Best New Act" in 2005, and have recently played as part of NM...

years active 2002–present
origin Cardiff, Wales
music genre Indie rock
current members Robin Hawkins
James Frost
Alex Pennie
Iwan Griffiths
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