THE AUTOMATIC – THIS IS A FIX
This Is a Fix is the second album by The Automatic, and the first with Paul Mullen. It is due for release on 25 August 2008. The band has worked with producer Don Gilmore in Los Angeles, but were disappointed with these sessions, and instead worked with Butch Walker at Sage and Sound Recording in Los Angeles then back in Cardiff with Richard Jackson and London with Stephen Harris.
The Automatic began work in 2006 on the follow-up to previous album Not Accepted Anywhere, however after the departure of Alex Pennie and joining of Paul Mullen, the completed recordings of such songs as “Steve McQueen” and “Revolution” – which featured Alex Pennie providing synths and vocals – were shelved and later re-recorded with Paul Mullen. Writing took place sporadically – with songs originating from both before and after Mullen’s joining.
The album spawned only one single “Steve McQueen“, however “Magazines” and “Secret Police” were originally planned for release as singles. This Is A Fix leaked onto the internet a month before release, it was also hindered by online distribution issues – which saw both the single “Steve McQueen” and album get released late across sites such as itunes and 7digital.
THE AUTOMATIC – STEVE MCQUEEN