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Athlete are an English indie rock band formed in Deptford, London, comprising Joel Pott (lead vocals and guitar), Carey Willetts (bass and backing vocals), Stephen Roberts (drums and backing vocals) and Tim Wanstall (keyboards and backing vocals).

The band had a brief period of high-profile domestic success in which their debut album Vehicles & Animals (2003) was a platinum seller in 2005 and Mercury Music Prize nomination. It was followed up by Tourist (2005) which reached No. 1 and sold over 500,000 copies allowing this album to also go platinum. Since then the band has continued to release records on regular basis. Their subsequent two albums Beyond the Neighbourhood (2007) and Black Swan (2009) sees the band exploring different styles, influenced by the works of artists such as Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.

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Athlete News

Faenol Festival cancelled due to poor ticket sales

Faenol Festival cancelled due to poor ticket sales

Welsh bash was due to feature Athlete and Shed Seven

  • Aug 5, 2010

Athlete announce winter 'Singles' tour and ticket details

Band to mark 10 years of releases with dates

  • Jun 9, 2010

Athlete reveal 'best of' plans and release date

'Wires' will be released on January 18

  • Dec 1, 2009

Athlete announce UK tour

Band set to scale the country from June

  • Apr 21, 2009

The Hoosiers cover Justin Timberlake at Mencap's Little Noise Sessions

Athlete play post-illness set

  • Nov 22, 2007

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