The Mercury Music Prize nominees hit the road again...

MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE nominees Athlete have announced a winter UK tour.

The south London-based popsters, whose debut album ‘Vehicles & Animals’ will compete with 11 other albums for the prestigious award in September, follow up a hugely successful series of summer festival slots with a jaunt round the UK.

Recent appearances at T In The Park, Move and One Big Sunday have ‘Vehicles & Animals’ jump 100 places in the UK chart. It initially entered at 19 back in April.

The dates are at:

Birmingham Academy 2 (October 7)

Norwich Waterfront (8)

Sheffield Leadmill (9)

Manchester University (10)

Newcastle Northumbria University (12)

Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (13)

Glasgow Garage (14)

Leeds Met University (16)

Liverpool Academy 2 (17)

Bristol University (18)

Cardiff University (19)

Exeter University Lemon Grove (21)

Southampton University (22)

Brighton Concorde 2 (23)

London Shepherds Bush Empire (24)

To buy tickets, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.

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