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like is he doing now?
Hardcore band, electro project, dead in a gutter???
Pennie is good friends with The Horrors front man Faris Rotter (Faris Badwan), however, he does not enjoy The Horrors music, just as The Horrors are said not to like The Automatic. The two bands toured together for the NME Awards Indie Rock Tour; prior to this, though, James Frost and Robin Hawkins lashed out at The Horrors branding them as "crap".
He is also friends with Gallows front man, Frank Carter. Gallows is stated as one of Alex Pennie's favorite bands; "It's quite nice to be able to enjoy your friends [sic] music".
Someone from YCN:M joined The Automatic?
Last I heard, he'd formed a pretty shite band with Gethin Pearson
what you need to do right, is get some jumped up twat to yelp over your songs, write possibly the most annoying song ever, then dissappear without a trace.
they DID trash GMTV...
go back to your old jobs in cardiff.
In the Cardiff branch of H&M a while ago. I wish I could say he was behind the counter, but, sadly, that would be a lie.
Or better still....shoplifting cardigans!
But he *was* wearing a cardigan. The plot thickens...
Now that he has left, particularly as he was the reason (or a large contributary factor) why so many people hated them.
People may or may not agree me with me here but i think yourcodenameis:milo were one of the best british guitar bands of their time (amazing live!) so to have their frontman in the automatic........
he was also their USP.
Without him, they're just another band.
Were indeed amazing live and Paul Mullen is a great frontman. I suggest The Automatic bring more from him than cursory yelps. Apparently The Automatic owe a great debt to YCNI:M in terms of influence so it could be pretty good.
One issue: Paul Mullen's throat is notoriously made of glass and longer tours could absolutely fuck him.
relocated to the US and has formed some punk band, i read that somewhere.
...ah... repeat until funny....
The Automatic, pretty much one hit wonders really? I see they got their Reading slot based on how big they were last year, and therefore have to go through the painful process of "Play your hit and fuck off", I want to call it Dandy's Syndrome...
I have nothing but hate for Pennie-era Automatic but am interested to hear what having Paul now does for their sound.
Maybe his bandmates forced him to yelp and become the comedy figure of hate, distracting from the rest of their shortcomings- a jar jar binks esque martyr?
Paul Mullen - ex frontman of Yourcodenameis:Milo - replaced ratboy.