Found rocking discreetly in Leeds when DiS Records lot Redjetson last hit Yorkshire, I Like Trains offer the sort of fragile beauty that would melt the most frozen of hearts. The five piece melded together 18 months ago, summised by a love of music ‘progressively English and glacially Icelandic’.
Tracks like ‘Oh The Humanity’ and ‘Taking The Day’ are largely measured and downbeat, but hold at their centres a poise and strength that draw a wistful sigh and a hopeful glare into the sun.
Live, the band offer natty British Rail outfits (eat your leaves, twigs and heart out, British Sea Power), and a selection of tastefully horrifying disaster movies via a clunking, aged projector. Vision and scope by way of Hope Of The States round the council house for tea. One astute writer said thus: “"Oh the Humanity" is an obvious top ten hit – scalable technology, coherent ethical framework, a dash of the dismals and a chorus you can shout your head off to.”
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I Like Trains will be playing the Drowned In Sound Brave New Ideas night at 93 Feet East, London on Thursday, Januuary 13th. We reckon you might want to check them out.