Track Of The Day – Automatic – Too Much Money

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LA trio Automatic (not to be confused with ghastly Welsh “alt rockers” “The” Automatic) combine  pulsing electronic motorik rhythms with ghostly undulating synths to conjure up the minimal electronica of Suicide and the dark anxiety of Joy Division, there’s even a hint of the Delta Five’s deadpan post-punk vocal delivery on new single ‘Too Much Money.’  Its claustrophobic hypnotic dystopian doom pop and as such is darkly compelling. The song itself is apparently all about the pitfalls of social media, it’s inherent falseness, and despite the ability to “connect” us with supposedly like-minded people what we so often experience is a sense of disconnection, emptiness and alienation.  

Automatic, are  Izzy Glaudini (synths, vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals), and will soon  release their debut album ‘ Signal.’ It’s an album that shines a direct light on the band members’ experiences, tied together by a sense of anxiety and disaffection so common to life in the 21st century. As they put it: “The world is so fucked up, we don’t know how any musician could say, ‘This is all peachy.'” 

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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