Hailing from Leeds, alternative rock band I Like Trains uncover their official video for their single 'Mnemosyne' to be released on July 2nd through ILR (I Like Records); the first single taken from their third studio album 'The Shallows' which was released in April this year (2012).
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If any current band were to put together a concept record based on historical intellect while referencing great thinkers such as Freud and Nietzsche, it would be I Like Trains. Having spent their entire career to date confounding fans and critics alike - whether it be documenting The Beeching Report which redefined British railway transportation, Captain Scott's doomed return from the South Pole or reclusive chess player Bobby Fischer - they've conspired to produce some of the most invigorating lyrical asides set to music this past decade. 'A decade?!' I hear you exclaim, 'Really?' Really. Give or take a few months. And what a difference that time has made from a musical perspective at any rate. Initially passed off as a post-rock outfit (and while early releases such as 'Stainless Steel' and 'Terra Nova' may have fit that genre structurally), it was always pretty obvious to anyone that's followed them live, I Like Trains were about so much more than that. Musically progressive between every record, it's almost become an expectation for them to take a further step into the unknown, and on album three, 'The Shallows', such expectations are surpassed once more.
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Following on from their initial line up announcement, Live At Leeds have revealed loads more bands and artists, bringing the total to over 100 live acts at the festival. Joining headliners Marina and the Diamonds; Los Campesinos!; Ladyhawke and The Subways will be The Enemy, Dog Is Dead, Ghostpoet and Lianne La Havas.
The festival was launched in 2007, the year of Leeds' 800th birthday celebrations. Live At Leeds features over 100 artists performing at eleven different venues across the city, which can all be accessed with the purchase of a wristband. This year, the festival will take place over the bank holiday weekend, from 4-6th May 2012. There will be bands and artists performing at the festival but at separated ticket events; including: Example and Wretch 32, which will also mark the end of Example's first arena tour.
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Elegies To Lessons Learnt
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