I LIKE TRAINS share the third single from their forthcoming album KOMPROMAT, which is set for release on 21st August via Atlantic Curve.
“A Steady Hand” sets the mood for an impassioned album dealing with the subject of information; how we consume it, how we process it and how our personal data can be used for political and financial gain.
Vocalist David Martin says: “It seems there’s often a certain dark irony at play, with politicians wheeling out an anti-immigration stance which stands completely at odds with their own family history and circumstances. Is there a complete lack of self-awareness, or are they simply willing to sell-out their own partners, parents and grandparents for power and influence?”
Eight years on from their last full-length album, I LIKE TRAINS return with KOMPROMAT, a record digging beneath populism’s rise, from the divide and conquer tactics that caused Brexit in the UK, to the ascent of Trump in America and the subsequent reign of lies and misinformation, to discover the grubby hands that have engineered it all.
Martin explains: “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”.
“A Steady Hand” on Bandcamp: https://iliketrains.bandcamp.com/track/a-steady-hand
All other streaming platforms: https://orcd.co/ilt_kompromat
‘KOMPROMAT’ pre-order link: https://iliketrains.bandcamp.com/album/kompromat
Photo credit: Ben Bentley