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LISTEN: New I Like Trains
Christian Eede , September 30th, 2016 11:31

Yorkshire band share first track from soundtrack for new documentary about their life as a group; listen below

I Like Trains are soon to release a feature-length documentary on their history and experience as a band and it will naturally be soundtracked by their own music. They have now shared the first song from the soundtrack to the film, 'Bethesda'.

The track opens the documentary, which is entitled A Divorce Before Marriage. The track, and soundtrack as a whole, marks the band's first new music in four years with the film itself focusing on each of the band's members over much of that interim time period. The soundtrack was recorded in just two days of intense studio sessions with the music that came out of those sessions providing a fitting accompaniment to the grey skies and scenes around Yorkshire where much of the film was captured.

“This was an interesting project for us to work on," says the band's David Martin. “The filmmakers approached us with the idea of writing a soundtrack for the film, and it seemed like we were probably in the best position to do so!

"We discussed what sort of thing they were after and went away to demo a few ideas. Working in atmospheres and not editing ourselves so strictly was certainly a liberating experience. Budgets and deadlines dictated that we needed to pull this together very quickly. It kickstarted a period of productivity for the band which will certainly feed into the next album."

The band will next play at Leeds' High & Lonesome Festival on November 19 where they are expected to test out some new material alongside older favourites. You can get tickets for that show here. The film will be screened this Saturday (October 1) at Brighton's Duke Of York with more screenings yet to be confirmed.

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