autoKratz are a London based electronic duo composed of David Cox and Russell Crank. They are signed to the French electronic label Kitsuné Music.
After having released a string of well received singles plus remixes for the likes of La Roux, Alex Gopher, Fischerspooner and Underworld, in 2008 they released their debut mini album, Down & Out In Paris & London. It received critical acclaim across a wide variety of publications including the NME. Their latest single Stay The Same, reached number 1 in DJ magazine Hype Chart.
In July 2008 it was reported in the Daily Star newspaper and NME.COM that they had become involved in an altercation with Sex Pistol John Lydon when both were playing at the Live At Loch Lomond event. Lydon is alleged to have demanded autoKratz get out of the car they were in as he preferred it to the one he was given.
Their first full length Album Animal was released in June 2009 which also received favourable reviews from various publications including IDJ which gave it 10/10, Mixmag (Album of the month), Artrocker Clash Magazine and the Financial times...
Techno legends Underworld asked them to support them over two nights at Brixton Academy in November 2008. Since then AutoKratz have supported The Prodigy in Tokyo and completed their first Australian tour as part of the Parklife festival alongside La Roux, Busy P, A-Trak, Tiga and Crystal Castles. In October 2009 they embark upon a 6 week headline tour around Europe in support of their album.
In the inaugural triple j vs Parklife indoor soccer match on September 29, 2009, Russell Crank (who was playing as goalie for Parklife at the time) caused the loss of his team by letting the ball roll slowly in to the net during extra time. The final score was triple j - 4, Parklife 3. Players of the Parklife team included Lady Sovereign, Tiga, Busy P, AutoKratz and Art vs Science. Players on the triple j team included Scott Dooley, Jude Bolton, Dave Williams, Danielle Brogan and triple j listeners.
Throughout 2010 they continued to tour across the world, with highlights including Wireless Festival in London and Melt Festival in Germany.
In December 2010, the band announced a new EP Opposite of Love, set for release on 24 January 2011. The A-side received its exclusive first play on BBC Radio 1 with Jaymo & Andy George on 2 December 2010.
It is to be the first single taken from the bands second album, titled Self Help for Beginners, which will be released in March 2011. autoKratz also announced that the new album would feature collaborations with Jagz Kooner and Primal Scream.