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Years prior to the popular one “Cables” nearly topped the U.K. graphs, Athlete was just one more Oasis-styled clothing from South London. Youth close friends Carey Willets (bass), Joel Pott (vocals, electric guitar), Steve Roberts (drums), and Tim Wanstall (keyboards) produced the group in early 2000, originally modeling their audio after that from the famed Gallagher brothers. Athlete ultimately changed itself into an experimental indie rock and roll act, however, as well as the band’s self-titled EP made an appearance on Regal Recordings in March 2002. The debut one “Westside” was an instant strike, garnering airplay on BBC Radio 1 and paving just how for another one, “YOU HAVE the Style,” which damaged the very best 40 in June. Parlophone had taken notice and quickly signed the music artists, who got into the studio room with manufacturer Victor Truck Vugt (Nick Cave & the Poor Seed products, Beth Orton) in past due 2002 to record their initial studio room LP. Automobiles & Animals proclaimed the band’s major-label debut in Apr 2003, ultimately rotating off four singles and garnering the music group a esteemed nomination for the Mercury Music Award. Athlete’s sophomore work, Tourist, was a straight bigger success. Exhibiting commonalities to Coldplay’s reflective songwriting, the record rose to the very best from the U.K. albums graph upon its discharge in 2005, with “Cables” peaking at number 4 as well as the follow-up one, “Fifty percent Light,” achieving amount 16. Tourist ultimately went twice platinum, and Athlete toured to get the record until springtime 2006. Upon coming back house, the bandmates opted to create a personal studio room and remain near to the relatives and buddies they’d left out on the prior tour. Periods for Athlete’s third record began in-may 2006, as well as the self-produced, experimental Beyond a nearby arrived in Sept 2007. Dark Swan made an appearance two years later on, with an American launch pursuing in early 2010 thanks to Original Sign Recordings.

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Full Name Athlete
Music Songs Half Light, Wires, El Salvador, You Got the Style, Westside, Chances, Tourist, Superhuman Touch, Wild Wolves, Shake Those Windows, The Getaway, Black Swan Song, Best Not to Think About It, The Outsiders, Airport Disco, Street Map, Twenty Four Hours, Trading Air, Don't Hold Your Breath, This Is What I Sound Like, The Awkward Goodbye, Yesterday Threw Everything at Me, The Unknown, Love Come Rescue, Magical Mistakes, Modern Mafia, With You I Never Lose, Light the Way, In Between 2 States, If I Found Out, Flying Over Bus Stops, Dungeness
Albums Tourist, Vehicles & Animals, Beyond the Neighbourhood, Black Swan, Live in London, Singles 01-10, Athlete, Live At Union Chapel, The Getaway, The Outsiders, Live in San Francisco, Half Light, Tokyo, iTunes Festival: London 2007, Beyond Dub Neighbourhood

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