British rock band Athlete at Babylon

British rock band Athlete at Babylon

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
British rock band Athlete at Babylon British alternative rock band Athlete is giving a concert at club Babylon tonight. The show starts at 11 p.m. and tickets are available at the club’s main booth.

Formed in Deptford, London, the band comprises Joel Pott (lead vocals and guitar), Carey Willetts (bass and backing vocals), Stephen Roberts (drums and backing vocals) and Tim Wanstall (keyboards and backing vocals).

The quartet recently recruited Jonny Pilcher of Weevil as a live guitarist.

The band had a brief period of high-profile domestic success in which their debut album “Vehicles & Animals” (2003) was a platinum seller in 2005 and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

It was followed up by “Tourist” (2005), which reached number 1 and sold over 500,000 copies, allowing the album to also go platinum.

Since then, the band has continued to release records on a regular basis. Their last two albums, “Beyond the Neighbourhood” (2007) and “Black Swan” (2009), have seen the band exploring different styles that are influenced by the works of The Beach Boys and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.