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Music with meaning

Dark, brooding melodic sounds that chill to the core. A fantastic piece of work from Leeds' finest.

Take That Horse Back To The Stable And Give It A Kiss!

Incredible! This is the album I have been waiting for all year, and it doesn't disappoint.

Ring a ring o' roses

The only way to enjoy this is to sit in the corner of a small dark room in a house that is burning down, whilst wearing nothing but a straightjacket and an iPod turned up to max volume. That's how much fun it is. But hell, what a way to go!

As another reviewer has said, this is dark, brooding music, but strangely uplifting in places, too. Apparently, the songs are based on historical events such as the plague epidemic in Eyam in 1665 (We All Fall Down), the Great Fire of London (Twenty Five Sins), and the only assassination of a British Prime Minister (Spencer Perceval).

Intense.

Biography

Formed: Leeds, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

Post-rock band iLiKETRAiNS is England's answer to the epic sweep of acts like Sigur Rós, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, and Explosions in the Sky. But where many bands in this style either sing in made-up languages, bury their deliberately obscurantist lyrics in a wall of noise, or ignore vocals entirely, iLiKETRAiNS proffers a unique twist on the style. Singer David Martin's lyrics concern the dusty corners of world history, with songs about the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated and the...
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