The Automatic, (also known as The Automatic Automatic in the U.S. and Canada after the band were faced with legal action from another act under the name of Automatic) are a Welsh based rock band. The three remaining original members James Frost, Robin Hawkins, and Iwan Griffiths are from Wales; new addition Paul Mullen (originally of Yourcodenameis:milo) is from Sunderland. The band originally formed in Cowbridge, but are currently based in a studio in Cardiff. Jarcrew, Muse, Blur and The Blood Brothers are among the band's influences The bands first album Not Accepted Anywhere was released on 19 June 2006 and featured 3 singles, "Raoul", "Recover" and "Monster" all of which charted in the UK. On 25 August 2008 the band released their second record This Is a Fix, featuring only one single "Steve McQueen". The band released "Interstate" on December 6, 2009, first single from Tear the Signs Down which was be released on March 8, 2010, preceded by second single "Run & Hide" on March 1 2010. The band will release "Cannot Be Saved" as the third single from Tear the Signs Down on June 20 2010, as well as a live album from the bands Oxford date on the Tear the Signs Down album tour.
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