iLiKETRAiNS have self-produced a wonderful debut album, 'Elegies to Lessons Learnt', due for October 1st release.
Recorded in an old chapel in Leeds the album was mixed with the aid of Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, Hope of the States). It continues their inimitable obsession with past character and events, tying together their morose message of doomed inevitability.
First single, 'The Deception' released 10th September 2007, tells how proud determination and courageous spirit can fog the natural instinct of survival, with disastrous consequences. The tale is told through the eyes of an ill-fated round the world yachtsman. It is accompanied by a self-directed video featuring a voiceover from '60s radio presenter and shipping forecaster Peter Jefferson.
Sat 8th Mad Dogs and Englishman festival
Sun 9th Bestival, Isle of Wight
Mon 10th Bristol, Carling Academy
Tue 11th Cardiff, Barfly
Wed 12th Exeter, Cavern
Thu 13th Southampton, Joiners
Fri 14th Brighton, Barfly
Sun 16th Northampton, Soundhaus
Mon 17th Birmingham, Barfly
Tue 18th Sheffield Plug
Wed 19th Manchester, Academy 3
Thu 20th Stoke, Sugarmill
Sat 22nd York, Fibbers
Sun 23rd Newcastle, Academy 2
Mon 24th Aberdeen Tunnels
Tue 25th Edinburgh, Cabaret Voltaire
Wed 26th Glasgow, King Tuts
Thu 27th Leeds, Cockpit
Sat 29th Oxford, Zodiac
Sun 30th Leicester, Charlotte October
Mon 1st Cambridge, Soul Tree
Tue 2nd Hertford, Marquee
Wed 3rd London, Scala
Thu 4th Colchester, Arts centre
Fri 5th Norwich, Arts centre
Sat 6th Nottingham, Social
The novel's author saw a cut of the film and loved each of the changes the movie's director had made.