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Autonomous i Release Debut Album

Autonomous i

Friday next 11th May 2012 will see Thurles based band ” Autonomous i,” release their debut album “Attack the Mattress.”

This five piece band fuse rock, grunge, funk, metal, electronic, classical and folk sounds, to form an interestingly schizophrenic but always melodic wall of sound.

The aim of these five lads has been to create a unique album and by drawing from a breathtakingly broad sonic palette this has culminated in the creation of their own brand of quirky social commentary, mercilessly ravaged by Audio LSD. You will laugh, you will cry but most importantly – you will jump up and down.

Three tracks from this mostly self-produced album, Stand Up and Take It, Car Activate and Start Again, were produced by Ken McHugh (Autamata, Mundy, Cathy Davy, David Kitt).
These exciting new prospects have featured on TV3’s The Apprentice. The song Car Activate was chosen to appear on the winning compilation CD produced by the show, which was distributed by The Daily Mail. Car Activate was also used extensively during the show and as part of TV3’s advertising campaign.

Have a listen here to just one of their unique tracks, picked at random from this new exciting debut album.

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Click the play button above to play a sample song from the album.

Autonomous i’s live performances are varied in the extreme and the band have been heard throughout the country, fluidly navigating their lively sets. They have torn up the stages of The Village, Whelans, The Mercantile, The Sugar Club and The Grand Social in Dublin, The Quad and The Crane Lane in Cork, Bakers Place in Limerick, The Black Box and Kelly’s in Galway as well as the RDS as part of the Toys For Big Boys exhibition.

Autonomous i have participated in several radio interviews and live acoustic performances for RnaG, Dublin City Fm and 2Xm. They also played a slot on the seminal Balcony TV and will be appearing on Frank’s Shed TV and The Sauce Music Show in the coming weeks.

The album will be launched at The Source Arts Centre, Thurles on 11th May 2012. Please feel free to come along and see the show – the band are going all out to make it a memorable night. It’s a ticketed event so please contact the band to get your name on the guest list. Gig begins at 8.00pm.

Attack the Mattress will be available on iTunes, Amazon and other online stores. It will also be available in Tower Records, Dublin and Heartbeat City here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

You can find gig listings, booking details, music, videos and the latest news about Autonomous i here online:

Best of luck guys and I will see you on Friday.

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