The Big Badger Recording Co, through R*E*P*E*A*T Records, is very proud to announce the release of Autons' debut single Snakes' on Saturday May 20th. The single will be available to buy mailorder from RE*P*E*A*T, at the gig and for free download from www.bigbadgerrecordingco.co.uk, and has the catalogue number BB009.
Autons met auditioning to be extras in the new Dr Who TV series. Failing in their attempts to appear as Autons (the plastic mannequins that came to life), they decided to form a band named after their beloved Dr Who adversaries.
Snakes c/w Ice Major is their debut single.
Without any arm twisting from record companies or PR sluts, a promo version of the single has already played extensively and excitedly by Radio One (Rob Da Bank and Steve Lamacq) who went on to feature the song in their 'Best of Unsigned' Podcast, and also by XFM, just because these DJs liked it! Meanwhile, the band's last London show at Madame Jojos was filmed by MTV Europe.
Repeat Records heard the song being played by Rod Da Bank, were blown away, contacted the band and hey presto, 4 weeks later, here we are putting this original, electrifying jolt of electro rock n roll out!
Pre- Release Reviews:
"Mixing laser electro effects, pop sense and an apparent saxophone
and turning the resultant sound-tableau up to Rock, Autons are fantastic,
leftfield fun and have more Beat than the Ramones Brat. In fact, this
is on occasion so jerkily uber-rhythmic as to be almost techno, which
fits quite well with the atmospheric tranced-out breakdowns - and, indeed,
with the space invader arcade effects and the sense of dance floor aneurysm
invitation. Highly enjoyable chant-along thrash-pop noise: go get."
Drowned in Sound
"This is the most adventurous C.D I have heard all day, it's excellent.
Autons have a very punky sound that is mixed with techno beats and the
result is absolutely fantastic. The title track instantly engraves its
way into your head if this band doesn't go far in the future there is
something seriously wrong. Genius. 10/10" - Joe 90, Repeat Fanzine
(this review, written before wed talked to the band, convinced
us to put out the single)
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