Cardiff based quartet The Automatic, signed to B-Unique, are Rob Hawkins (vocals, bass), James Frost (guitar, vocals), Iwan Griffiths (drums) and Paul Mullen (guitars, vocals). Their second album, This is A Fix, is to be released in August 2008.

“Liverpool!” cries [a]The Automatic[/a]’s Rob Hawkins. “It’s been fucking ages since we’ve been here!” To be precise, it’s been almost a year and a half. The Automatic played two shows…

Poor old The Bloody Automatic. Cursed with the ability to squeeze out club, terrace and playground-razing earworms like golden goose eggs, and all they wanted to do was be a…

We’re not the ‘Monster’ band anymore. Our second album will surprise a few people. You’re going to see a darker side to us now. There you go, the next six…

This is not only the worst-named, but the rawkest of the weekend’s offerings. First stop on our tour of this 10,000-capacity, one-day event are local boys Dopamine, whose soulless punk-pop…