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Welsh rockers The Automatic have signed a sales and distribution agreement with EMI Label Services for their great new album ‘Tear the Signs Down’ which will be out in February.

The full announcement is below, and here’s the video for their new single ‘Interstate’:

THE AUTOMATIC SIGN SALES AND DISTRIBUTION DEAL
WITH EMI LABEL SERVICES

The Automatic return with their brand new single
‘Interstate’ on 7th December 2009, marking the start of a whole new
chapter for the Cardiff-based quartet. Following a three year rollercoaster
ride which saw the release of two albums (‘Not Accepted Anywhere’ and ‘This Is A Fix’) and a string of top 40 singles, they return on their own label
(Armoured Records) with complete control, absolute vision and total honesty.

The Automatic

Huge new single ‘Interstate’ is as melodic and anthemic as
ever, recorded in the band’s Cardiff Studio with producer Richard Jackson, this is a song about “freedom, no stress, being away from everything and basically driving along a big long road to God knows where”. This track, like the album as a whole, finds Rob Hawkins and Paul Mullen further developing the shared lead vocal duties begun on the last
album.

The release also features artwork inspired by an abstract
painting by Rob on the sleeve.

Meanwhile, The Automatic are putting the finishing touches
to their third album. Titled ‘Tear the Signs Down’, the new album will be released through EMI Label Services in the UK and Ireland in February 2010. Before then, the band will be embarking on a twelve date UK tour to preview a host of new material (full tour dates below)

Michael Roe, Vice President EMI Label Services – Europe, said: “EMI is very
excited to be working with The Automatic. With ‘Tear the Signs Down’ they have made a great album and with the reach of EMI’s sales and distribution network behind them we’re looking forward to helping them further develop their career.”

THE AUTOMATIC ON TOUR NOVEMBER 2009

10th Tunbridge Wells Forum

11th Southend
Chinnerys

12th Kingston Upon Thames New
Slang @ McCluskys

13th Rhondda
Cwmparc

14th Wrexham
Central Station

19th Swansea
Oceana

20th Preston
Lava Ignite

21st Ipswich
Liquid

25th Sunderland
Independent

26th Carlisle
Brickyard

27th Stockton
on Tees Ku Bar

28th Coventry
Kasbah

The Automatic are: Rob Hawkins (vocals, bass), Paul Mullen
(vocals, guitar), James Frost (guitar), Iwan Griffiths (drums)

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