autoKratz - Swastica Eyes

autoKratz - Swastica Eyes

24th Apr 2009

A new album and single from autoKratz has been announced. The press release:


June 2009 will see autoKratz release their highly anticipated debut album 'ANIMAL', a record which will see them state their undeniable claim to joining the royalty of electronic music. This extremely significant LP follows the success of autumn 2008's acclaimed mini album 'Down & Out In Paris & London' and looks set to solidify the bands position as one of Europe's most exciting new prospects.

autoKratz begin the campaign by unleashing a razor sharp cover of Primal Scream's Swastika Eyes, a live favourite and a version that both Mani & Bobby Gillespie have got extremely excited about, and given their full support to.

This 11 track album will be released on pioneering Parisian label Kitsune (Digitalism, Klaxons & Simian Mobile Disco), a stable in which David and Russell autoKratz have found themselves very much at home. 'Animal' will be supported by a single release - that of the massive 'Always More' (with dancefloor smashing remixes coming from Yuksek & Shadow Dancer).

The album includes the infectious summer anthem 'Stay The Same', the driving and relentless 'Can't Get Enough' and the epic 'Speak In Silence', all combining to create a remarkable collection of tracks with variety and depth, justifying the bands standing as the flag bearers of the new wave of British electronic music.

Since first storming onto the scene last year, autoKratz have swiftly established a reputation for their distinctly different releases which harbour infectious bass hooks, addictive vocals and compulsive beats & bleeps. 'Animal' however does much more, as the duo explore their songwriting craft further to create an extremely innovative record.

The band have so far received immense support from across the board, finding spots on the playlists of Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Steve Lamacq, whilst receiving club support from the likes of Tiga, Erol Alkan and Brodinski.

Their formidable live shows across the globe have seen them become one of the most sought after breakthrough prospects in electronic music, with the band enjoying ecstatic responses at festivals across Europe including Glastonbury, Lowlands & Pukkelpop. The album is to be released as the band embarks on a hectic touring schedule with a brand new live show. The autoKratz set combines their trademark rock and roll energy with their remarkably distinctive electro sound; a recipe which has seen them touted as the most significant live electronic act to have emerged in recent years.

Of the album, David says "As a record, Its unique and its personal. Its captured an energy which I think is genuinely exciting and reflective of who we are as people." Russell has a similar sense of accomplishment, "We were so keen to create something out of the ordinary; something people might not expect. The result is songs about us that we hope to have a real impact on people'.

The London based duo, inspired by Daft Punk, Kraftwerk and Underworld, have enjoyed success through remixes for Underworld, Fischerspooner and La Roux and live tours alongside the likes of Digitalism and Underworld. With 'Animal', autoKratz have undoubtedly embarked on an ascension to prominence that "will nudge them into the big league" NME.

Animal tracklisting:

  1. Always More
  2. Stay the Same
  3. The Idiots Are Winning
  4. Speak In Silence
  5. Can't Stand Without
  6. What You Want, What You Got?
  7. Can't Get enough
  8. Gone Gone Gone
  9. Past Your Heart
  10. Human Highway
  11. Last Show

Download the cover version of Primal Scream's Swastic Eyes.