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Past Shows

Sun. February 13th 2005
The Cellar (No Minors)
Automatic Fancy
Fri. February 11th 2005
The Lamplighter (No Minors)
New Years Resolution CD release party New Years Resolution, Black Horse, Automatic Fancy
Sat. January 29th 2005
Buffalo Club (No Minors)
barc presents The Totally Rad 80s Party Automatic Fancy, Channels 3&4
Sat. January 29th 2005
Buffalo Club (No Minors)
barc presents The Totally Rad 80s Party Automatic Fancy, Channels 3&4
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Automatic Fancy

rock and roll / punkrock / new wave from Vancouver BC
Label: independent
Broken Up - Confirmed: Feb. 19, 2014 (Archived)

Contact Details

Nikkie Kovac
Automatic Fancy band history



December 6th, 2004 at Pub 340, Vancouver
November 27th at Endoplasmic, Langley
November 19th at The Media Club (opening for The No No Spots and Channels 3&4)
November 13th at Pat’s Pub (with Mongoose)
October 31st at The Cellar’s Hallowe’en Party (headlining, with Dandi Wind and Bestial Kunt)
October 22nd at The Lamplighter’s “Casbah” (opening for The Philharmonic and The Feminists)
October 17th at The Pic (with The Little Death and Fun 100)
October 1st at The Lamplighter’s “Casbah” (headlining, with Fun 100)
September 19th at The Brickyard (opening for Xiu Xiu)
September 18th at Pub 340 (headlining, with Channels 3&4)
September 14th at The Railway Club’s “Shindig, Battle of the Bands” (with Dandi Wind and Speaking of Devils)
August at The Pic (with Sheep and the Wheel and other man, alternative rock bands)
August at The Brickyard (with Bend Sinister, A Little Death, and Channels 3&4)
August at The Pic with some pop-punk bands
August at The Showroom Cabaret (with The Invaders and A Steady Vertigo)

B.J. (Before Joy)

The Cobalt (opened for Shitfaced)
The Brickyard (with Teenage! Leather! Fight!)
The Media Club’s “Girls Rock Out” (opened for The Flairs, Big Muff, and A Perfect Stranger)
The Vag House (three times!) with bands such as League of Nations, The Sugar Coated Killers, Basement, The Red Cats, and The Ryan Clarke Project
The extended LeChat House (just once) with Velcro

Joy, who plays drums, first locked eyes with the girls of Automatic Fancy in May 2004. B.J., Automatic Fancy had a drummer named Mike. After his leave, Grady, Nikkie and Natasha took the fantastic opportunity to write songs. Joy was a quick learner, after years of playing drums at music school. The girls began playing shows in at the beginning of August 2004 after a five month hiatus. Grady and Natasha knew each other in past lives and eventually met in the current one in 2001. The girls went through bands like tampons. One day, they decided to place an ad in the personals in The Georgia Straight. Nikkie, looking for some hot action, replied to the ad and was disappointed that the ad was a trick to find a singer. Grady, Natasha and Nikkie jammed out some cover songs and fell in love. They proceeded to write millions of songs which they scrapped. The story goes on and on, but let’s just say Automatic Fancy is not the same band as it was in 2002.

What’s Happening Now:

The girls are working their way up in Vancouver, playing with bands they like, and whatnot. They hope to play shows with bands-superior, weaselling their ways through a scene they’ve never entirely fit into. About four people told Automatic Fancy that they should record some music. So, they are going into the studio on the weekend of November 5th to record a five song EP. The EP will include the most beloved, newer songs from Automatic Fancy, such as Pretty Deadly, The Remarkeable Rocket, and Talk Mouth.

What’s happening in the future:

Automatic Fancy would like to play some shows in places other than British Columbia. Perhaps one day they will tour. Nikkie will most likely mail CDs to every address she can get her hands on, but she and Natasha will have to work on some cover art first. The girls will plan a CD release party, hopefully at their favorite venue, Ze Lamplighter, and hopefully with some of their favorite bands in Vancouver! Vancouver! T-shirts may be in store, for fashionable consumers…but not for awhile. If we’re going to sell shit, it’s going to be good shit. Nikkie is driving to Montreal, playing shows with a quirky haphazard band on the way to. She is trying to lure Grady to come along so that they can write songs together. Networking in Quebec will ensue. One of these days, we will build a band website, and you will come (all over the screen) to see it. Nude photos of us in Grandpa costumes. Yum…
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Last Lineup

Nikkie Kovacvocals / keyboards2004-The End
Natasha Rickguitars2004-The End
grady babybass2004-The End
Joy Fulldrums2004-The End
Status: Broken Up
Living and playing shows in British Columbia...willing to tour. - Last confirmed Feb. 19, 2014