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Song of the Decade

Wires made it to 38 in the Absolute Radio Song of the Decade chart and number 82 in XFM chart. Click to view the charts -  Absolute Radio and XFM chart

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Athlete's top 10 albums

If you'd like to know what the band have been listening to over the past 12 months you can see their top 10 albums of 2009 on the link below.  Filter Top 10

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New merchandise

We have the brand new Black Swan mugs and T shirts available now from the Athlete store as well as a great DVD featuring the Black Swan Story full length documentary plus some live footage and the official video for just a fiver!!  

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Busking for the homeless

Athlete will be doing a spot of busking this week to help raise money for Crisis in Covent Garden but we're not allowed to tell you when just yet.  Here's the official blurb... Offering Londoners the perfect way to start the Christmas season, the Super Busking gigs will see chart-topping music...

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ABC News

Joel and Carey visited ABC News Radio on the band's recent visit to New York. You can see the interview and acoustic performances of 2 songs at the links below: Interview:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CZiOmTQS40 The Getaway (live performance): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEKqLKS120w Love Come Rescue (live performance): Read more

Song of the Decade

Please vote for an Athlete song on Absolute Radio's 'Song of the Decade'.  If everyone goes for Wires it will make more of an impact.   http://songofthedecade.com/song/Athlete/Wires    

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Black Swan Song is out today!!

Don't forget that Black Swan Song comes out in the UK today. We are donating proceeds from the sale of the single to the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal so even if you don't normally buy singles we would ask you to do so this time around to support such...

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4Music

Channel 4 (UK) are showing the short documentary called Black Swan Story tonight at 12:30. The film was made by Richard Edkins who was involved in making the Black Swan Song video and follows Joel on his recent trip to Arnhem retracing his grandfather's footsteps during WW2.   The full 43min Arnhem documentary...

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US Release

The Getaway EP will be released in the USA on November 3rd followed by the album in Feb 2010. Sign up here to get a free download of Don't Hold Your Breath  - http://www.originalsignalrecordings.com/athlete/us/download/

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Manchester & Aberdeen

The band have two free gigs coming up.  Firstly on 28th Nov they will be playing a Live Session for XFM in Manchester.  The gig will be at Band On The Wall and you can win tickets from XFM - http://www.xfm.co.uk/news/competitions/win-athlete-tickets Then on 29th November they will be...

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European Tour

Athlete's European tour starts this weekend and tickets are still available for some of the dates. Check the tour dates section for details on dates and where to buy tickets.

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New video live

The powerful and moving video for ‘Black Swan Song’ is now live on the site.  Feel free to leave your comments on the video in the comments section. All proceeds from the sale of the single will be donated to the Royal British Legion http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/  and Athlete will perform the song live...

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Silence in the Square

Athlete's new single in support of The Royal British Legion. Athlete has become the latest high-profile British band to show its support for The Royal British Legion by dedicating the proceeds of a single to the Armed Forces charity. Best known for hit single, “Wires,” Athlete has joined Radiohead,...

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UK tour update

Due to the demand an extra night has now been added in London on 9th December.  The full tour dates are: 21 November - Southampton University 4 December - Anson Rooms, Bristol 5 December - ABC, Glasgow 6 December - The Ritz, Manchester 8 December - Shepherds...

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Global Cool

Check out this video we did at V Festival for Global Cool. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELYay4VFgr8  

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UK TOUR

The band are back on the road again in November / December.  The dates are:   21 November - Southampton University 4 December - Anson Rooms, Bristol 5 December - ABC, Glasgow 6 December - The Ritz, Manchester 8 December - Shepherds Bush Empire, London ...

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RADIO 2

The band will be live on Radio 2 on Saturday 5th September live from Blackpool Pier.  Tune in at 5pm. Click here for more details: www.bbc.co.uk/

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Soccer AM

Joel and Carey will be on Soccer AM (Sky Sports 1) tomorrow morning from 9.30am onwards.

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Talk Sport interview

Joel and Carey discuss Liverpool, sing a few football chants and offer their views on who would win a fight between Fergie and Raffa. Click here to see the interview: www.mag.talksport.net

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Album out now - competition winners

So V festival was an absolute blast, the sun was shining, we managed to catch some other great artists and you lovely people made our day by singing along. Two lucky winners won the Black Swan Vesta lottery after finding the winning match boxes that were being handed out.  Congratulations...

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Win tickets to see ATHLETE for free with Wave 105!

As part of Wave 105’s "Up, Close & Personal" gig series they are giving you an exclusive chance to see Athlete for free. See them for free at THE SOUL CELLAR IN SOUTHAMPTON ON WEDNESDAY 26th AUGUST. Listen to Wave 105 all day on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th August to win...

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SUPERHUMAN TOUCH - OUT TODAY

The brand new single 'Superhuman Touch' from Athlete's album 'Black Swan' is out today.  There are some great B-Sides including two new songs 'Ghosts From The Past' (on the 7"), 'Long Way To Run' (on the CD), and a Weevil Remix of 'Superhuman Touch' you can buy on iTunes. Click on the below...

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Signed Delux Copies of 'Black Swan'

A limited number of signed deluxe copies of ‘Black Swan’ are currently available on Recordstore.co.uk.  Click HERE to get yours before they go.

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Channel Bee interview

Athlete were interviewed by Tim Lovejoy for his Channel Bee show. Check out the interview (in 2 parts) right here: Part 1: http://channelbee.com/music/show/video/2019  Part 2: http://channelbee.com/music/show/video/2023

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On the radio this weekend

Listen out for the band on Dermot O'Leary's show on Radio 2 (Saturday 3pm - 6pm) and on Radio 5 Live with Gethin Jones on Saturday morning.

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New look website

Welcome one and all to our new look website – you’re now able to leave comments, select the tour dates you are going to and preview some of the tracks from our new album Black Swan – as well as all the usual stuff. Hope you like it and keep checking...

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HELLO FICTION RECORDS

As you may be aware the band parted company with Parlophone (EMI) Records a few months ago.  We are delighted to announce that they have now been signed to Fiction Records, home of Snow Patrol, Elbow, Kate Nash, Ian Brown, White Lies, The Maccabees and many other great artists.  The...

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Tour

  1. 2 Aug 2014

    Kendal Calling
    Lowther Deer Park, Lake District
  2. 1 Aug 2014

    Academy 3
    Manchester
  3. 3 Aug 2013

    Big Tree Festival
    Euston Park, Suffolk
  4. 12 May 2013

    O2 Academy 2
    Birmingham
  5. 11 May 2013

    HMV Ritz
    Manchester

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