Xfm Meets The Automatic
Xfm spoke to Rob Hawkins of The Automatic about their new album, touring and a not so new band member. Listen to the interview here.
After the success of 2006's 'Not Accepted Anywhere', The Automatic's sophomore album 'This Is A Fix' is due for release later this month.
Xfm spoke to singer Rob Hawkins, to get the news on Pennie's departure, Paul Mullen's arrival, the 'heavy' new album and working with big-shot L.A. producers.
You worked with Linkin Park producer Don Gilmore and Butch Walker on your second album, how was that?
"It was a really posh studio in LA...we started working with Butch Walker..." [Listen To Full Answer]
What do you think the differences are between the first album and the new one?
"There was pressure to write another single...a lot of the songs ended up conforming..." [Listen To Full Answer]
Dis you feel there was a lot of pressure to write another 'Monster'
"No... everything we released charted in the Top 40..." [Listen To Full Answer]
How did Paul Mullen get involved with the band?
"We were fans of yourcodenameis:milo and we met him through that...it went really well..." [Listen To Full Answer]
You're playing at The Old Blue Last tonight. What's it like playing a smaller venue?
"I wonder if we're percieved as a bigger band than we actually are..." [Listen To Full Answer]
What will the next single be and have you got any touring plans?
"There's one track called 'Magazines'...it's probably the most pop thing we've written. [Listen To Full Answer]