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Athlete performing in 2008
Background information
Origin Deptford, London, England
Genres Indie rock
Alternative rock
Years active 1999–present
Labels Parlophone (UK)
Astralwerks (USA)
Members Joel Pott
Carey Willets
Steve Roberts
Tim Wanstall

Athlete are an English band from South London. Their second album is widely regarded as their breakthrough and they have released two singles so far from the album.



  1. Vehicles and Animals – (April 7, 2003) #19 UK
  2. Tourist – (January 31, 2005) #1 UK
  3. Beyond the Neighbourhood – (September 3, 2007) #5 UK


Year Song UK Singles Chart Album
2002 "Athlete (EP)" 85
2002 "You Got the Style" 37 Vehicles and Animals
2002 "Beautiful" 41 Vehicles and Animals
2003 "El Salvador" 31 Vehicles and Animals
2003 "Westside" 42 Vehicles and Animals
2003 "You Got the Style" re-issue 42 Vehicles and Animals
2005 "Wires" 4 Tourist
2005 "Half Light" 16 Tourist
2005 "Tourist" 43 Tourist
[2005 "Twenty Four Hours" / "Stand In the Sun" 42 Tourist
2007 "Hurricane" 31 Beyond the Neighbourhood
2007 "Tokyo" 198 Beyond the Neighbourhood
2008 "The Outsiders EP Beyond the Neighbourhood


Athlete tracks have appeared on the following compilation CDs:

Year Compilation Track
2002 The Album Vol. 4 "Westside"
2004 The Alternative Album Vol. 2 "Westside"
2004 The Best Bands in the World...Ever "Beautiful"
2004 The Best Bands 2004 "You Got The Style"
2005 The Alternative Album Vol. 3 "Shake Those Windows"
2005 The Album: Music from EMI "Wires"
2005 Acoustic Vol.5: Acoustic 05 "You Got The Style"
2005 The Album Vol. 6 "Half Light"
2006 The Last Kiss Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "El Salvador"
2006 The Ultimate Bands - The Classic Anthems "Wires"
2006 Relaxing Songs 2006 "Wires"
2007 The Saturday Sessions "God Only Knows" (Cover)
2007 Top Gear: Seriously Cool Driving Music "El Salvador"

See also

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