With support from The Stellars and Lizabett Russo
Athletes In Paris come from the Northeast and sing in an accent too broad for anyone outside a 50 mile radius of Sunderland to fully comprehend more than little soundbites. Their idiosyncratic, danceable indie-pop sound is induced by two drummers, chanted gang-vocals and frantic guitar-work that make you realise the missing link between Sting, Prefab Sprout and Katy Perry....
Lead single, B O R R O W E D T I M E from the debut album
H E A D B O W L C U S T A R D broke the band out of guerrilla gigs in the most unexpected of places to wider audiences with airplay and live sessions on BBC 6 Music, XFM and Amazing Radio. Athletes In Paris were Tom Robinson’s Breakthrough Band of 2012 owing to "Great song writing and killer grooves".
Subsequent tour highlights include support slots for Jack Penate, The Automatic, The Sunshine Underground, Dog is Dead and Big Beat Bronson as well as Evolution Festival, Split Festival, The Great Escape.
Follow up single S U Z I E is released on 8th July 2013. The Zombified music video is currently streaming on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDc_xnlEPXc.
The debut album H E A D B O W L C U S T A R D is currently streaming at: https://soundcloud.com/athletesinparis/sets/headbowlcustard
// S U Z I E // 08.07.13 // P R E O R D E R https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/suzie-single/id659603159
2012 Breakthrough Act - Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)
“Laddish swagger, light-hearted playfulness and stonking indie anthems” - Crack In The Road
"Brilliantly, Genuinely, Really Good" - Shaun Keaveny (BBC 6 Music)
“Danceable, energetic and all too human" - Crack in The Road
"Sharp, upbeat and catchy home-grown guitar pop" - Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)