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These Automatic Changers

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The sound of These Automatic Changers comes from everywhere and nowhere - it carves a crudely drawn map and embarks on a aural road trip through the shallows of blues music; from 70’s inspired satanic blues, chest thumping Neanderthal rock tone to swaggering proto-swing sneer straight from the archives and catalogues of any vintage and retro lover of rock music. NZ Musician Magazine called them, "Psychedelic, dirty, ‘come get some’ rock..."

Wal Reid from premiere NZ Blog Music Nation referred to their debut album as "heading back in time in a hot tub time machine to the dirgey 70's but the band has a great original sound whilst using the guitar sound and riffs of those bands of old"

Somewhere between these countless shows, line-up changes, an ever evolving sound and a lot of miles in the underbelly, These Automatic Changers have finally found their way. Oct 2014 saw the release of their debut album Have Mercy. The agitator distorted Ampeg bass sound, the edgy early Sabbath swing, the raw unfetted stoner-blues rock guitar tone, T.A.C. makes for powerful listening.

With songs of end of times, revelations, conspiracies, and lost souls, Have Mercy is a dark blues infused spirit soaked rendering of Anglo/American influenced dirge rock. With enough lowdown, belly in the dirt guitar grit they have built their reputation nationally in NZ as a new heavyweight champion of the kind of rock n roll sorely absent in current public consciousness.

The gift of a future to be made on the eve of their debut album and tour to follow, These Automatic Changers fate seems evoked best in a line from the swing and heaviness of title track Have Mercy, see the sign of judgement come a blow my way".

Band Members:
Solomon Cole (vocals, guitar)
Lee Catlin (bass, keyboards, programming)
Stu Hodkinson (guitar)
Phil Peters (drums, percussion)

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