ATHLETE: THE HITS – STRIPPED BACK

Athlete: The Hits - Stripped Back

The Arches presents

Athlete: The Hits - Stripped Back

My First Tooth

Sat 30 Jul 2011 | 7pm doors | £15 + bf

Athlete come to the Arches, Glasgow to play a stripped back show featuring all the hits, with support from My First Tooth.

Since debut album Vehicles & Animals was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2003, Athlete have amassed both a number of awards, and a tremendously loyal live following.

A band permanently “underrated” in the eyes of fans, the London foursome have in fact clocked up two platinum albums (Vehicles & Animals and The Tourist) and a string of radio hits, as well as an Ivor Novello award for Best Contemporary Song for Wires.

Formed in the midst of mid-nineties Britpop mania, the trio started out trawling London’s pub scene with their “young, fast and punky” tracks before being drawn to the mellower sounds of Pavement, Mercury Rev and the Flaming Lips, and duly adding keyboards to the line-up.

Breaking into the public consciousness with early indie pop hits You Got The Style and El Salvador, their sound matured in parallel to a series of traumatic life events. From the delicate poignancy of Wires, based on lead singer Joel’s experience of his newborn being rushed to intensive care, to their later, darker singles such as Black Swan Song, the band’s collective experience has shaped the direction of their music, as is documented on their greatest hits album, Singles 01-10. Providing a bookend to a decade of solid songwriting, it was released last year alongside new single Back Track. The band are currently working on material for a fifth studio album.

Over 14s only (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over)
Please enter on Argyle Street