FEB 2014 

Introducing:      The Solomon Cole Band

T.A.C. frontman Solomon has a recently pulled together a new touring band for his solo album. The trio are called "The Solomon Cole Band". It features regular TAC bassist Lee Catlin and the additon of female drummer Dione Denize. Plans are currently afoot for a debut album release in April tentatively entitled "The Revelator" before the trio embark on national tour in support of it. Solomon has penned all the material himself. Titles such as "Soon I'll Be Done ( With The Troubles of the World), Have Mercy, How Many Times are among a varied collection he completed recently that make up the live show and a few unusual covers thrown in for good measure. The record will be out on his own independent label Shine Like Gold Records and available on all usual digital platforms worldwide. 

The trio have done some low key performances as a warm up so far such as The Little Day In Festival ( cell phone audio below) and are currently booking shows across the country currently whilst putting the finishing touches on their album. The recording itself is being done live in an analogue set up to tape, engineered by award winning engineer Neil Baldock ( who has completed work on the new TAC album recently) and will be mastered at Sterling in the USA.

Pre-orders will be available soon here on the website. 

The Solomon Cole Band - "The Revelator" (SHINE LIKE GOLD RECORDS) April 2014




Here is a link to the TAC Radio Hauraki interview with Solomon & Lee on Havoc Nights with Georgia Cubbon.


We also perform acoustic versions of "Head Full of Lightning" & an unreleased acoustic blues track "Have Mercy".

Album update:

We have tracked the forthcoming full length record at York Street studios on July 20th. Tracks include "Have Mercy", "Shine Like Gold" , "Tell God My Troubles", "Ozark" & "Deserter Stomp". The working title for the record is HAVE MERCY and we are looking to put some release dates around this soon. Award winning engineer Neil Baldock looks set to handle mixing duties for the disc. Expect it to be big, organic sounding blues infused rock'n'roll. It was tracked live to analogue tape for that extra tape saturation goodness and vintage feel and everything is sounding positively monstrous. Fans of tha band will not be disappointed.


August 2013:

Up and coming shows for TAC to watch out for. Black River Drive are doing a free show for fans who pre -order their album on Sat Aug 10th at The Paddington w/ TAC in support. There of course is the "Head Full of Lightning" single release on Friday Aug 16th at The Lucha Lounge featuring Sans Arcade and The Barn Sheiks.



July 2013

New Single Head Full Of Lightning is Available online. The track has already being added to The ROCK FM "Off The Record" and Radio Hauraki's "Locals Only" playlist shows and has gained some great national radio support so far.

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/head-full-of-lightning-single/id664457503 

April 2013

New single "Head Full of lightning" off the forthcoming debut album is being mixed by award winning engineer Andrew Buckton. Stay tuned.


                            Official New Video for "Under Arrest"



Feb 2013

Rock n Roll has stepped up to the mark and is helping the team at Express Data in this year’s Cure Kids Great Adventure Race. The team need to raise $10,700 as part of their entry fee.

As part of this charity/ fundraiser These Automatic Changers and Express Data are putting on a rip roaring rock n roll charity show Sat Feb 23rd at The Hard Luck Cafe featuring a host of bands and special guests to aid in this great effort and the Curekids Foundation.

Tune into the following stations to hear our new exclusive single Under Arrest!! 

 JAN 2012

You can now download the single from Itunes.

iTunes - Under Arrest - Single - These Automatic Changers


NOV 2012
Under Arrest is offically released today. It will have even the most ardent hipsters off their Raleigh 20's and tapping their designer moccasins along in time with the band. Under Arrest is a riff-centric anthem that defines These Automatic Changers.

Head over to our Music/Download page and stream the track. It is on offer for download fro free for the next week so please make use of the giveaway! 


OCT 2012

The Single Release Party will be at Lucha Lounge

OCT 2012

Support for These Four Wall Nov 2nd.

SEP 2012

Here is the artwork to the new single "Under Arrest".  Official release date very soon.


SEP 2012

Many thanks to Dave Parker for having us on the Titirangi Festival Encore series which also marks the closure for earthquake strengthening of the Titirangi Theatre. A superb night was had by all.


These Automatic Changers, with support from Static Era, will be performing Aug 24th at Rising Sun. One night only, the band are promising a highly visual, fist pumping rock'n'roll circus. They will be filming footage for their new video "Under Arrest" on the same night so it promises to be a night of electric mayhem as only TAC can deliver.



JULY 2012




 JULY 2012

The band are currently putting the finishing touches on the first of two singles to come from the debut album due in the summer. The first single "Under Arrest" will arrive in August and will co-incide with a small tour to support its release. 

10 songs have been tracked for the debut with the possibility of additional tracks for inclusion as the band continues to write up until its release. The album will comprise of alot of songs from the current live show including "Karma Queen" "Slum Healer" 'When Death Comes To Call" "Under Arrest" (first single) "The Last Pass Under Heaven" and lesser known "Pay The Viper.

Recorded onsite in varying locations including theatres, churches,(as well as the bands own home studio) the album promises to be superb mix of footstompers, fistpumpers, kneeshakers and headnodders that capture the live and raw essence of TAC as it should be. The band recorded source tracks themselves with the remainder of the mixing to be done at Roundhead studio's.

Keep an eye out for "Under Arrest" arriving late August.


JUNE 2012 (Fri 8th)



MAY 2012

One Fifty Six is available worldwide on Itunes. We are touring with four select dates in the North Island to co-incide with its release. Tickets available from all the usual outlets. 

MARCH 2012

One Fifty Six is released worldwide on Itunes. Purchase it from Itunes or at www.amplifier.co.nz.


Sell your soul for Rock n Roll on Highway One Fifty Six


In late March Auckland band, ‘These Automatic Changers’ administered a shot of adrenaline into the veins of New Zealand music, with the release of their latest single, ‘One Fifty Six’. In June the band are embarking on a mission to take that energy on the road with their One Fifty Six Tour.

The four-piece power house has been working hard to revive rock-n-roll since 2010 with their unique blend of Delta blues, Zeppelin riffs and 70’s soul. NZ Musician Magazine says, “Solomon Coles’ vocals are reminiscent of Dan Auerbach, yet heavier than The Black Keys produce.” The latest single heralds the coming of the band’s debut album set for release sometime this summer. 

As members of now defunct band Payola, Solomon and fellow band member Lee Catlin are no strangers to the New Zealand music scene. “We loved our time with Payola but we feel These Automatic Changers has taken our music to the next level,” says Lee.  “The feedback we’re getting from the people who’ve experienced us live has been phenomenal.”

And in June that experience is coming to a town near you. Kicking off in Auckland on 8th June at The Lucha Lounge, These Automatic Changers will be setting out to sell their souls “just for rock and roll”.


 These Automatic Changers “One Fifty Six Tour” dates:

 The Lucha Lounge Auckland Friday 8th

 Mangawhai Tavern Saturday June 9th

 Krazy Jacks Tauranga Friday June 15th

 Raglan Yot Club Saturday June 16th



MARCH 2012


In the year of the apocalypse, only one band will deliver you unto safety, a higher ground. A rock solid foundation of mammoth sized riffs, raw and unfetted energy, unmatched and outgunning all who choose to get in their way. 

This is a righteous racket, stripping things to the primal oil. A blood infusion of electrified delta blues, Zeppelin riffage and 70's soul, These Automatic Changes return to the stage for their first show of 2012. Consider yourself warned... 

They are the new heavyweight champions of Rock 'n' Roll and they bring their new show to you on March 8th @ The Kings Arms. 

SEP 2011

Southern Collective Music presents two shows of quality kiwi rock 'n roll in Wellington. Local band Supermodel (with Auckland's These Automatic Changers in support) will raise a righteous racket between them as they gather together for a collective hum of amplifiers on high, tons of feedback, sweat on guitars and well-dressed frontmen for two shows only.

Supermodel's debut album To The Mountains is out now and debuted at number one on the NZ Rock Chart. They have just completed a national tour in support. Auckland's These Automatic Changers have just released the new single Out On A Wire from their follow-up EP These Automatic Changers 2.

Both bands can - and should - be seen on the following dates!


Dont forget that These Automatic Changers is now availalbe on Itunes Worldwide. Among the four tracks is rock radio favourite "How Many Times".