Formed in late 2017, Automatic is a promising band to watch in Los Angeles’ oversaturated scene. Bored with guitar music and traditional song structures, the post-punk trio comprised of Izzy Glaudini (synth/vocals), Halle Saxon Gaines (bass/vocals) and Lola Dompe (drums/vocals) has set off on their own unique path, marrying the avant-garde synth experimentation of Suicide with the driving motorik rhythms of Neu! And Can. Their debut EP, recorded by Richard James and Joo-Joo Ashworth (Froth), quickly made the rounds through LA’s underground, showcasing a Broadcast-inspired pop sensibility as a counterpoint to their aggressive synth-punk approach. In just a few short months, the band has garnered the attention of some of Southern California’s major players, earning them support slots for the likes of Poptone (ex-Bauhaus/Love and Rockets/Tones on Tail) and Surfbort.
PRONOUNCED : oo-ZELZ.
MEMBERS AND EX MEMBERS OF: Warpaint, Starlite Desperation, Dante Vs Zombies, Sex Stains, Detroit Cobras, Dura Delinquent, Jail Weddings, Swahili Blonde, Brass Tax, Ivory Deville, Airships, Black Pony, and Sugar and Gold. ( Oozelles has NO affiliation with Neo Globs.)
SOUNDS LIKE: A stickier, sub tropical Birthday Party, Contortions or CAN ghost writing for The Gun Club or The Flesh Eaters.
CAN YOU DANCE AND SING TO IT? : We can. Can you?
THE LYRICS ARE ABOUT: Human trafficking, secret doors at weddings, war criminals in mental hospitals, hippie arson, premature burial, vampire sugar parents, pathetic, blood soaked manifestos, and pit bulls attacking pizza delivery drivers.
THEIR NAMES AND ROLES ARE: Dante White Aliano (vocals, guitar), David Orlando (Drums), Jada Wagensomer (Bass), Samuel Banuelos (Guitar, Keys, percussion), Gregory Marino (Saxophone, Flute, Electronic Wind Instrument), Phillip Minnig (Guitar)
THEY RESIDE: In Los Angeles.