Advanced Sportswear is Dan Fox, Ashley Marlowe and Nathaniel Mellors. They are based in New York, Brighton (UK) and Amsterdam. Their debut album was recorded and mixed in 2 days in 2008 at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam - a former military building now run as an artists' residency programme. Advanced Sportswear formed from the group 'Skill 7 Stamina 12', a project with a more explicitly post-punk frame of reference, compared to Fire Engines, Ludus, Gang of Four etc. This dissolved in favour of an increasing use of improvisation and noise as the group aged.