Five years seems like a long time in the life of any band these days. Fashion dictates that some struggle to produce one successful album in five years, while many will have reached their peak before disappearing without a trace. But a lucky few, like Athlete, will evolve almost beyond recognition on an accelerated version of the Darwin theory. From young men writing Mercury-nominated off-kilter catchy pop songs, which capture imaginations and 250,000 hearts, to grown men conveying their most personal feelings across soaring album sales and constant airplay.
Joel Pott , Carey Willets , Steve Roberts , Tim Wanstall