Run & Hide (The Automatic song)

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"Run & Hide"
Single by The Automatic
from the album Tear the Signs Down
Released 1 March 2010
Format Digital download
Recorded Warwick Hall, Cardiff
Genre Post-punk revival
Label Armored Records, EMI[1]
Writer(s) Robin Hawkins, Paul Mullen, James Frost, Iwan Griffiths
The Automatic singles chronology
"Interstate"
(2009)
"Run & Hide"
(2010)
"Cannot Be Saved"
(2010)

Run & Hide is the second single taken from Tear the Signs Down, the third studio album by Welsh band The Automatic. The single was announced on BBC Radio Wales.[2] Run & Hide was released on 1 March 2010, 1 week prior to Tear the Signs Down on 8 March 2010.[3]

Music & lyrics[edit]

The song is the first single to feature Paul Mullen providing lead vocals, it also uses a string arrangement, and was originally titled "Parasol".[4]

Release[edit]

The song was performed acoustically with "Steve McQueen", "Interstate" and a cover of "She Wolf" on Alan Thompson's BBC Radio Wales evening show.[5] The song was officially premiered on BBC Radio 1 at 8:55 PM 19 January 2010 on Zane Lowes Show.

Music video[edit]

The music video for Run & Hide was shot at the live music venue Cardiff Coal Exchange on 5 January 2010 and features the band playing against an LED light rig and in a cellar, pictures of the shoot were posted on Facebook and Twitter.[6][7]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Automatic sign deal with EMI webwire.com, 11 November 2009
  2. ^ The Automatic in session on BBC Radio Wales, 10 December 2009, Alan Thompson - The Evening Show Automatic - Run And Hide BBC, The Evening Show
  3. ^ The Automatic chuff media, coverage - regional press, 1 January 2010
  4. ^ Mixing(,) drinks theautomatic.co.uk, James Frost, 30 October 2009
  5. ^ The Automatic in session on BBC Radio Wales, 10 December 2009, Alan Thompson - The Evening Show Automatic - Run And Hide BBC, The Evening Show
  6. ^ Just a quick pic from the video shoot just finished - long cold day but nice lights The Automatic on Twitter, 5 January 2010
  7. ^ In Cardiff coal exchange for new video. Wired on nescafé oh yes! Iwan Griffiths on Twitter, 5 January 2010