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iLiKETRAiNS

Continuing their trademark obsession with past characters and events, ‘Elegies To Lessons Learnt’ charts a series of tragic episodes inhistory. Where ‘Progress, Reform’ concerned itself with a number of individual stories, the new album is more global in scope. It attempts toillustrate how history repeats itself, and how the human race fails to learn from its mistakes ‘Elegies To Lessons Learnt’ takes on the GreatFire of London, ‘25 Sins’, an ill- fated round the world yachtsman, ‘The Deception’, the only British prime minister ever to be assassinated‘Spencer Perceval ...read more

Continuing their trademark obsession with past characters and events, ‘Elegies To Lessons Learnt’ charts a series of tragic episodes inhistory. Where ‘Progress, Reform’ concerned itself with a number of individual stories, the new album is more global in scope. It attempts toillustrate how history repeats itself, and how the human race fails to learn from its mistakes ‘Elegies To Lessons Learnt’ takes on the GreatFire of London, ‘25 Sins’, an ill- fated round the world yachtsman, ‘The Deception’, the only British prime minister ever to be assassinated‘Spencer Perceval’, and the Salem Witch Trials ‘We Go Hunting’. Other songs cover massacre, the ‘iron curtain’, the plague and madness.

Morose indeed, and conveyed with such supreme, spine-tingling, rousing melody and compelling instrumentation that this album will winhearts and minds all over the world.

Recorded in an old chapel in Leeds, the album was mixed with the help of Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, Hope Of The Stataes), and self-produced.The first single to be taken fromt the album, ‘The Deception’, (10.09.07), tells how proud determination and courageous spirit can fog thenatural instinct of survival, with disastrous consequences. The tale is told through the eyes of an ill-fated round the world yachtsman. It isaccompanied by a self-directed video featuring a voiceover from ‘60s radio presenter and shipping forecaster Peter Jefferson.

iLiKETRAiNS released their first two singles at the end of 2005 to credible acclaim. However, it was their stunning mini-album ‘ProgressReform’ ( Fierce Panda) that truly captured the media’s attention and propelled them into cult status. They have been covered widely inpublications ranging from the NME to the Financial Times, The Sun and Daily Mail to art magazine Aesthetica and the peculiar magazinethat is Bizarre; and on radio, from Radio One to The BBC’s Politics Programme. An extensive network of RAiLCARD HOLDERS help spreadthese compelling history lessons across the UK, over seas into Europe and now America. They have performed at major European festivalsand made personal appearances at regional railway events; they have been mentioned in the House of Commons and given talks atuniversities.

Since signing to Beggars Banquet, the US release of ‘Progress Reform’ and a sell out debut show at SXSW festival – the band have gone fromstrength to strength. In March 2007 they released the colossal, limited edition single ‘Spencer Perceval’ which like all their previous singlessold out in two weeks. This nine and half minute epic pushed them further along their own unrivaled path and was once again well received byradio despite its length, gaining two full plays at Radio One amongst others. The same month saw them play their two biggest headlineshows to date at London Dingwalls and Leeds Cockpit, both selling out in advance, as did their performance at Brighton’s Great Escape.

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LPs
The Shallows
05/07/2012

3.4
23 Votes
He Who Saw The Deep
2010

3.8
14 Votes
Elegies to Lessons Learnt
2007

3.5
24 Votes
EPs
Beacons
11/02/2012

4
1 Votes
Hope is Not Enough
2009

3
1 Votes
The Christmas Tree Ship
2008

3.4
6 Votes
Progress Reform
2006

3.9
9 Votes

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