Athletes in Paris

Athletes in Paris

 Newcastle upon Tyne, England, GBR
BandPopAlternative

Championed as 2012's breakthrough act by 6 Music's Tom Robinson, Athletes In Paris stomp out of Tyneside faster than the Jarrow march but with even bigger sing-a-long chorus lines.

Biography

Athletes In Paris come from the Northeast and sing in an accent too broad for anyone outside a 50 mile radius of Newcastle to fully comprehend more than little soundbites. To the accidental tourist they are an indie band speaking in tongues. They have two drummers playing world beats and latin grooves. Their incredibly catchy and equally idiosyncratic pop songs are punctuated with chanted gang-vocals and frantic muted guitar picking. It's one big multicultural northern melting pot and it may give you that long awaited EUREKA! moment that makes you realise the missing link between Earth, Wind and Fire, Friendly Fires, Jack Penate and Prefab Sprout.

2011 saw the band release their debut single 'Borrowed Time' (The Animal Farm UK, Cosine USA) and follow up single 'Heartbeat' (The Animal Farm UK) along with other viral releases all gaining airplay on BBC 6 Music, XFM and Amazing Radio. Live highlights included performances at Evolution Emerging Festival, Split Transmission Festival, Alternative Escape Festival alongside a BBC 6 Live session for Tom Robinson.

Before 2012 sees the boisterous purveyors or Indie-Pop hit the road again with a nationwide headline tour in support of their debut album, Athletes In Paris play: Kensington Roof Gardens 10/02, Bridge Hotel, Newcastle 15/02 and The Great Escape, Brighton 12/05, Kush Kamp, Essex, 13th-16/07.

Lyrics

Borrowed Time

Written By: Matthew Robson

Are we ticking on borrowed time? Are we ticking on borrowed time now?
Veeba Veebson you say I'm your son. Veeba Veebinelli won't you tell Beki.
Fat Fatstuff you may think it's small stuff but think about him please just before you sleaze
with the smiling ugly men that your hanging from making me feel strongly......
That we're ticking on borrowed time. Are we ticking on borrowed time now?
Haines you asked for a mention. A thousand miles away but you still pay me attention.
With your ears then your fingers you made me realise a mutual compromise could
beat the hands of borrowed time.........If I don't believe you I will leave you. Don't believe me
keep on trying me. Keep your smiling ugly men, for a moment I was one of them.
Dont believe you I will leave you. Don't believe me keep on trying me. Keep your smiling
ugly men that your hanging from making me feel strongly that we're ticking on borrowed time.
Are we ticking on borrowed time now? How many lies have you had me swallow? Strays
that you watch me follow. Are we ticking on borrowed time? Are we ticking on Borrowed time now?

Discography

'Borrowed Time' - Digital Single Release - 04/04/11 - The Animal Farm

'Just Decline' - Digital Single Release - 09/05/11 - BandCamp

'Heartbeat' - Digital Single Release - 08/08/11 - The Animal Farm

'No Bridge, No Crossing Allowed' - Digital Single Release - 25/12/11 - BandCamp

Set List

Echoes (Reprise) - Acoustic busking in the crowd
Just Decline
Reeling
Echoes, Louder Than Voices
All Systems Go (Acoustic)
Borrowed Time
Heartbeat
No Bridge, No Crossing Allowed