Athlete will release new single 'Wires' on January 17th. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming second album out on January 31st 2005. The album entitled 'Tourist' is the follow up to the band's debut album release 'Vehicles and Animals' which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize 2003 and has now sold 250,000 copies to date.
The single is already a Record of the Week on Jo Whiley's Radio 1 show and Christian O'Connell's XFM breakfast show six weeks pre release.
Athlete will do a live tour around the release of 'Tourist'. Their last UK tour ended with an explosive show at Brixton Academy. Recently, new songs were showcased on the main stage at this years V2004 festival including 'Wires' which received a rapturous reception.
Tour Dates as follows:
January 2005 10th Cambridge Junction 11th Wolverhampton Wulfrun 12th Liverpool Academy 14th Edinburgh Liquid Rooms 15th Sheffield Leadmill 16th Portsmouth Pyramid 17th London Electric Ballroom