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I LIKE TRAINS Announce First Album In Eight Years
Christian Eede , May 6th, 2020 12:54

They've also shared a new track called 'The Truth'

Leeds band I LIKE TRAINS have announced their first album in eight years, titled KOMPROMAT. Above, you can watch a video for lead track 'The Truth'.

"This was one of the final tracks to come together for the album," vocalist David Martin says. "It came from a list I was keeping over a number of months. I would follow the news and social media and add a line or two a day, so that it ended up plotting the news cycle over that period.

"The amount of information we're fed on a daily basis is enormous. Everyone is so keen to 'break' the news as quickly as possible, that it becomes impossible to comprehend it, and draw a meaningful narrative through it. How does this event connect to that one? Who gains what because this happened? Who is missing out? It’s exhausting."

The origins of the band's forthcoming album lie in Edward Snowden's leaks on the surveillance tactics of the NSA in 2013. "An I LIKE TRAINS record doesn't really start to take shape until there’s a theme," explains Martin. "We didn't set out to write a record about current affairs, but the path we set out on converged drastically with that daily discourse. The album inadvertently became about populist politics across the world. Brexit, Trump, Cambridge Analytica and covert Russian influence ended up at the centre of it all."

KOMPROMAT will be released on August 21 via Atlantic Curve. It follows on from 2012's The Shallows.