The Automatic preview new album at Reading Festival

Plus band bring out their 'Monster' for the masses

The Automatic previewed their forthcoming new album, ‘This Is A Fix’ during a lunchtime Main Stage slot at the Reading Festival today (August 22), as well as paying their huge hit ‘Monster’.

The Welsh band were playing in the blazing sun on the second day of the festival and enjoyed performing in front of a large crowd.

“This is amazing!” frontman Robin Hawkins said before playing ‘Magazines’, referring to the number of fans who had turned up to watch his band.


Inevatibly the biggest singalong of the day so far occurred when The Automatic played 2006 hit ‘Monster’, which the four-piece dropped halfway through their show..

“Thanks for choosing The Automatic to share your hangover with,” Hawkins said to thank the audience.

Hawkins later introduced band member Paul Mullen to the crowd. Mullen is playing his first festival season with the band after replacing keyboardest Pennie last year.

The band ended their set with new single ‘Steve McQueen’.

The Automatic played:

‘Light Entertainment’




‘Secret Police’


‘This Is A Fix’


‘Steve McQueen’

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