Witterings from an old indie kid
It’s hardly a surprise that Los Angeles based Automatic have chosen to cover Delta 5’s Mind Your Own Business on the flip side of their new single Calling It. That’s because Delta 5 were one of the bands that sprang to mind when listening to their debut single Too Much Money.
Taking their cues from post-punk and French/Belgian coldwave the band have updated that retro sound for a new audience to great effect. Calling It has thumping bass dominated groove with single tone, almost spoken, vocals that herald the arrival of the unclear synth sound. Just as it all comes together the song ends with the listener wanting more.
Calling It b/w Mind Your Own Business is out now on vinyl and digital formats via Stones Throw Records. An album entitled Signal follows at the end of September.