Song of the day: Athletes in Paris – "Echoes Louder Than Voices"

February 17, 2012

The non-Parisian* band Athletes In Paris (and I’m not entirely sure they’re athletes either) have released a new song, and spokesperson “Mooch” ever-so-gently asked me to mention it on the blog.

Mooch said this about the new song:

“It’s called ‘Echoes Louder Than Voices’ and is a bit rockier than the previous release from us but also still mega catchy in our humble opinion. The track will be out in all online music shops from the 19/03 [that’s March 19 for people who live in the land of Americans] and is currently streaming from SoundCloud, however we will make it free from AthletesInParis.BandCamp.com upon release because we’re too kind ha!”

Thanks for the generosity, chaps.

Athletes In Paris – “Echoes Louder Than Voices” (2012)

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(*They’re from Newcastle in England.)

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Song of the day: Athletes In Paris "No Bridge, No Crossing Allowed"

December 12, 2011

Non-Parisian band Athletes In Paris (they’re from the UK) sent me an email saying that they have a new song they’d like people to hear. It’s a slight departure from what they usually play (i.e., dance-y power-poppy rock) but they said they were in the mood to record something different. Well, why not?

Athletes In Paris – “No Bridge, No Crossing Allowed” (2011)

I must admit that the first time I heard the song I wasn’t especially keen on it. But the second time I didn’t mind it at all. And now that I’ve heard it three times, I have the tune from the chorus stuck in my head. Grrr.

By the way, the chaps in the band also said this in their email:

Here’s the SoundCloud link which would be great if you could use (we’re collecting play-counts ha!) [No problem] http://soundcloud.com/athletesinparis/no-bridge-no-crossing-allowed, and the song will be downloadable from AthletesInParis.BandCamp.com only.

Okey dokey.

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Song of the day: Athletes In Paris – "Heartbeat"

July 18, 2011

The productive and generous English band Athletes In Paris sent me an email letting me know they’ve been productive and generous by making their latest song available for free:

(Disclaimer: I haven’t heard the entire song yet. I only played the first 20 seconds of it, didn’t like it much, but then thought “What the hey – I’ve played Athletes In Paris songs on the blog before. I might as well put this on the blog, too.” I can’t vouch for the rest of the song, but it may be a whole lot better than the bit I heard. Note to self: listen to the rest of the song, Peter.)

Athletes In Paris – “Heartbeat (2011)

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Song of the day: Athletes In Paris – "Just Decline"

May 8, 2011

A while back I pestered you with a new song by a band from England called Athletes In Paris.

This English band called Athletes In Paris sure are a productive lot, because they sent me a message a few days ago saying that they’ve released another new song. They must be feeling especially productive because they’ve made the song a free download:

Athletes In Paris – “Just Decline (2011)

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Incidentally, that message I received about the English band called Athletes in Paris and their new song included this snippet o’ information:

Athletes In Paris will also be playing at The Great Escape, Europe’s leading festival for new music, in Brighton.

Unfortunately, the name of the band coupled with the name of the music festival prompted this uncomplimentary thought: “Athletes In Paris at The Great Escape? I suppose they’ll be escaping from Paris. Which they were never in. Because they’re from England.”

Grrr.

Sorry about going on about the band’s name, but it’s one of my major musical peeves: bands with names that are geographically misleading. In this instance, Athletes In Paris hail from England (Newcastle, to be precise).

But they’re not the only ones. These two bands come from Australia:

AIH come from Perth, and BOT come from Melbourne. That’s Perth and Melbourne. Not Helsinki. Not Toyko.

Grumble, grumble, grumble.

Anyway, I don’t want to leave this post on a sour note, so I’ll present you with a fun photo of the band from England called Athletes in Paris being all athletic:

Except for the band member standing on the stairs*.

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(*Maybe he’s the band’s manager, supervising proceedings and wanting to be in a photo with the band.)


Song of the day: Athletes In Paris – "Borrowed Time"

April 7, 2011

Peter’s Aural Mystery Tour: Day 4

And we continue our journey along the pleasant byways of bands I’ve never heard of before with Athletes In Paris, a band from Newcastle.

When I saw that they were from Newcastle I thought “Excellent – an Australian band this time.” But when I started listening to the song and heard the lead singer’s pretty strong accent, I had a feeling that the Newcastle they were talking about wasn’t the one in the Australian state of New South Wales. I checked their MySpace page and found that they’re from Newcastle, England.

What I think they sound like: a dancey rock band. (I was going to describe them as “Scissor Sisters Without The Camp” but thought that may be a tad unfair to both bands.)

Athletes In Paris – “Borrowed Time” (2011)

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