Athlete frontman JOEL POTTS is preparing to release a secret dance project under a different name.

WIRES rocker Potts has shunned the British band in favour of his own computer-generated beats.

He confirms, "I'm always writing stuff whether it's for Athlete or not.

"I write and do stuff that might be for some little side project. I write little electronic pieces, and I know it's not going to be for an Athlete song or something.

"I might release a dance thing under another name. It's so fun to play around with stuff and there's so many computer programmes.

"I'm more into mellow German electronica."