Athlete and Jesus Villa - Athlete and acrobat Jesus Villa Saturday 8th December 2012 during his sixth attempt at the Guinness World Record to run 310 miles on spring-loaded stilts, from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, in 10 days
Where other bands have created iconic tunes which instantly grab your attention and create a wave of excitement when they are resurrected in venues or club nights, Athlete don't have this. They may be an Ivor Novello winning band with a platinum selling album, but they still blend into their sector. There isn't anything to get excited about, and this is essentially the vibe of this whole album.
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"Twenty Four Hours"
2005 has been a successful year for this Deptford quartet, with multiple festival appearances and a chart-topping album signalling their ascendancy into the major league of British music. Along with the likes of Keane, Embrace, Snow Patrol, and of course Coldplay, lighter-waving ballad rock has become inexplicably popular.
Joel Pott has the sort of distinctive singing style that you'll either love or hate, but it perfectly suits "Twenty Four Hours". Beginning in a tender fashion with a drumbeat that barely registers, he sweeps you along until the strong hook and glorious chorus. The beautiful melody is aided by the use of strings, and it all adds up to a tune that begs to be sung back by crowds of thousands. In a genre that is hardly noted for being exciting, it possesses enough to make it worth checking out.
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