We Are Athens
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Athens, Coventry - UK, are an soaring indie rock band with a gritty edge. Combining powerful vocals, deep tones and atmospheric guitars, Athens aspires to wow the audience with every show. Taking inspiration from almost every genre and style, Athens writes music with an open mind and is dedicated to making good honest British rock music.
Athens released their first single "Sometimes" to all major platforms in October 2018, it later went on to make "Track of the week" & "Best of 2018" on BBC Introducing. 2019 is set to be a huge year for the band with a UK tour, Festival slots and possible European tour dates all planned.
Who are Athens?
Joe DiMarco - Lead Vocals
Jack Waterfield - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Steven Hart - Bass, Backing Vocals
Sean Reddington - Drums
How did Athens form?
Joe: I have known Steve (Bass) and Sean (Drums) for years. We were out one night and I bumped into Jack (Guitar). Wed both been on our local music scene for years and knew of each other and got talking about what we were up to. Drunkenly we decided wed get together for a jam sometime and see what happened. In fairness it took about 6 months for that to materialise but when it did it just felt natural. Thats when Athens started properly, we wrote a load of tunes and got out there.
How would you describe Athens sound?
Jack: To be honest we just like to make good honest British Rock music. We take influences from everywhere and are so open minded with music. I think that real guitar music has faded out a bit in recent years and Synths have become far more prominent. Obviously Synths add a great dimension to your sound and we do use them but for us the guitar and the melodies are always the key element.
What can we expect from your live shows?
Joe: To be honest I love to move around on stage and I always encourage the boys to do the same. Our shows are high energy and we like our crowds to feed off that and hopefully get involved. Music is so powerful and can honestly be the difference between someone having a good day and a bad day sometimes. I like to think anybody coming to one of our shows would leave feeling a little bit happier and generally like they have had a sick time.