Iliketrains

Biography

Part of the fertile Leeds scene but creating musical soundscapes that stand apart from their contemporaries, iLIKETRAiNS played their first gig in February 2004, almost eight years after vocalist/guitarist Dave and guitarist Guy first started writing songs together. Little over a year and three self-released demos later, iLiKETRAiNS sold out every copy of the dark, brooding murder ballad 'BEFORETHECURTAiNSCLOSE' on the Leeds-based Dance_To_The_Radio label off the back of phenomenal local and national press, and live performances described by Sandman Magazine as "at times enthralling, other times haunting, always hypnotic." Incorporating projections and with the band decked out in matching British Rail uniforms, a packed-out tour and notable appearances at The Marquee and Club Fandango culminated in an appearance at this year's Leeds Carling Weekend festival.

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iLiKETRAiNS - Mnemosyne

29th May 2012 -

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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...

iLiKETRAiNS - The Shallows

21st May 2012 -

 Review

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...

iLiKETRAiNS - He Who Saw The Deep

11th October 2010 -

 Review

This album will appeal to more than just train spotters. Spine-tingling, goose-bump inducing alternative post-rock brilliance is what this Leeds-based quartet offer with their second full length album. A year since the release of the...

iLiKETRAiNS - Sea Of Regrets

13th October 2009 -

 Review

Review of ILiKETRAiNS single Sea Of Regrets.For most groups, a parting of ways with their record label can often mean the end of the line, particularly if one of the reasons for such a split...

iLiKETRAiNS - We Go Hunting

4th August 2008 -

 Review

Review of iLiKETRAiNS' single We Go Hunting. Anybody fancy an up-tempo number (relatively speaking) about the Salem Witch Trials? Just the thing for a balmy summer evening, surely? Oh, go on. Here's an opening line...

iLiKETRAiNS - We Go Hunting

31st January 2008 -

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iLiKETRAiNSWe Go HuntingVideoiLiKETRAiNS release a new single, 'We Go Hunting' on April 21st 2008 on limited 7" and download formats through Beggars. The single coincides with a UK tour, live is where iLiKETRAiNS thrive, they'll...

iLiKETRAiNS, The Deception Video

4th September 2007 -

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iLiKETRAiNS The Deception Video 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...

iLiKETRAiNS - Elegies To Lessons Learnt

3rd September 2007 -

 Review

iLiKETRAiNSElegies To Lessons LearntAlbum ReviewLike a down and desperate, less fearsome Nick Cave, with Bad Seeds in tow, iLiKETRAiNS are a reverential and austere affair. Tracks flow into one another, each one a deliciously ostentatious...

ILiKETRAiNS - The Deception

20th August 2007 -

 Review

ILiKETRAiNSThe Deception(Beggars Banquet)Single ReviewLeeds must be a grim place to reside at the best of times if the latest release - or any, for that matter - from iLiKETRAiNS is anything to go by.Despite the...

ILiKETRAiNS - Spencer Perceval

12th March 2007 -

 Review

ILiKETRAiNSSpencer PercevalSingle Review(Beggars Banquet)Just think people, if you'd paid attention and stayed focused during those history lessons at school this could have been you. Instead, most of us decided that monologues about nineteenth century prime...

iLiKETRAiNS, Spencer Perceval, Video Stream,

5th March 2007 -

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iLiKETRAiNS Spencer Perceval Video iLiKETRAiNS welcome in 2007 with a spectacular nine and half minute track, due for release on March 26th, reciting the story of the only successful assassination of a British Prime Minister,...

iLiKETRAiNS - Micah Blue Smaldone / The Exploits Of Elaine

15th May 2006 -

 Review

Iliketrains Micah Blue Smaldone / The Exploits Of ElaineThe Social, NottinghamWednesday 10th May.Talk about working the graveyard shift! When local experimentalists The Exploits Of Elaine take to the stage, most of Nottingham probably isn't even...

iLiKETRAiNS - Drowned In Sound @ Cabaret

20th March 2006 -

 Review

IliketrainsDrowned In Sound @ Cabaret, NottinghamSaturday 11th March.Live ReviewWith so many different venues and club nights springing up in Nottingham, one can get spoilt for choice way too easily.The Drowned In Sound night has only...

iLiKETRAiNS - A Rook House for Bobby

18th October 2005 -

 Review

iLiKETRAiNSA Rook House for BobbySingle ReviewThis is a simple, emotionally charged track with a low-key opening that builds steadily to a dark and windswept peak. There's something reminiscent of Nick Cave in Dave Martin's brooding,...

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3rd August 2009

Interview with ILiKETRAiNSUndoubtedly one of the most original ensembles of the current decade, Leeds quartet...

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