Influences include Celtic, Balkan, Gypsy, Latino, Dance, Dub, Punk, Reggae and Traditional Folk
Their albums 'Hubbadillia' and 'Social Vertigo' were recorded in Devon at Martin Barre's Presshouse studios and Green Room Studios respectively, and were produced by Mark Tucker, who also works with bands such as Flook and PJ Harvey.
The band have had great success at venues and festivals all over the UK and Europe, including being invited by Show of Hands to play the main stage at the Eden Project and the 2008 BBC Proms at St.David's Hall in Cardiff. Other highlights include Guilfest, Folkwoods, Holland; Glastonbury Festival, Trowbridge Village Pump; Folk Segovia, Spain; Lorient Interceltic Festival, France; Kevelaer World Music Festival, Germany; Labadoux Festival, Belgium and enthusiastically welcomed returns to the Beautiful Days and Larmer Tree festivals. They are also a regular support act for The Levellers, with Athene usually returning to join the Levellers onstage for the finale in a duelling fiddle-off of 'What You Know' with added tambourine from Jamie and tin-whistle from Tim.
The band has enjoyed airplay on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Wales during 2006 and 2007, and were described by presenter Mike Harding as "a brilliant band... absolutely amazing".
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