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Athlete Tokyo [single]
Athlete: Tokyo “Every so often a song
  comes along that you like
  immediately and it joins
  the favourites that you
  take around in the car with
  you. For me, Athlete’s
  Tokyo is just like that...”

THE SELF-PRODUCED ALBUM was recorded at Athlete
's own South-East London studio with "big tunes, big ideas and a whopping great heart". It is also totally satisfying and has a tracklist that centres round environmental and social catastrophe.

There is nothing to complain about with this single release from Athlete's top 5 album Beyond The NeighbourhoodTokyo has certainly pushed out the boundaries here.

Melodious and heart-warming with pretty instrumentals and strong, attractive vocals, Tokyo projects a laid back, relaxed attitude on the part of the band as their energetic enthus-iasm sounds so effortless. But there is a seriousness about it that is reflected in the tale of hypocrisy and the human condition.

Athlete's second single from their album Beyond The Neighbourhood
is Tokyo, which will be released on 19 November (2007).

"A huge leap forward" — The Daily Mail

"Coming soon to a stadium near you" — Clash Magazine

"Some of their most interesting and affecting songs yet" — Times Knowledge

"Self-produced third album sees a band re-energised" — Mojo Album of the Week, Metro

The band have recently finished their UK tour (October 2007) and added former Weevil guitarist Jonny Pilcher to their live line-up.

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