Los Angeles punk crew hit a sweet spot between hedonism and poignancy on a multi-layered second album
Athlete : London Camden Dingwalls
...they turn the 'intimate' club into a roofless stadium full to the brim with vast sweaty singalongs...
But then something truly magical happens: 'Beautiful' explodes with the kind of anthemic grandeur only Coldplay could reach. With a chorus bursting with wistful brilliance, 'Beautiful' will be song of the year when it's released in September, no contest. We strongly advise that you learn these words now: "Oh, this is beautiful…" Athlete are, and that's all you need to know.
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