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The Automatic: Not Accepted Anywhere

Sophie Heawood, The Guardian, 16 June 2006

BLAME THE AMERICAN EMO BANDS, or the palpable fury of those nu-metal teenagers who skulk around with stares that could kill kittens, but indie is getting faster and angrier. Your standard four-piece band is now doing the guitar and drums thing at twice the speed, powered by an urgent rage and yelping like squashed chihuahuas as they go. And now the Automatic have perfected the recipe to take it to the top five.

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