Athlete are an Ivor Novello Award winning English indie rock band from Deptford, London.
The band have sold over 1,000,000 records worldwide and have released 7 albums to date:
- Vehicles & Animals (Parlorphone) was released in 2002 and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize
- Tourist (Parlophone) reached number 1 in the UK Album Charts in 2004 and was a double platinum seller. The first single, 'Wires', won them the Ivor Novello Award for "Best Contemporary Song".
- 'Beyond the Neighbourhood' (Parlophone) was recorded and produced by the band themselves & released in 2007. It featured the radio hit 'Hurricane'
- Black Swan' (Fiction) - Released in 2009 and featured the singles 'Superhuman Touch', 'The Getaway' & 'Black Swan Song'.
- Singles 01-10 (EMI) a retrospective collection of all the band's singles today was released in 2010
- Live At Union Chapel - a stripped back live performance released in 2012
- Vehicles & Animals Live - recorded on tour in May 2013 celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Mercury nominated debut album
Athlete have toured extensively around the world and the their songs are used regularly on TV shows and films. 'Chances' from the Tourist was recently covered by Westlife for their album released in Nov 2010.
Artist Website: athlete.mu