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Posts Tagged ‘iliketrains’

The I Like Trains interview: singer Dave Martin answers my Q&A

I Like Trains have been one of my favourite bands for a long long time. After a significant break they're back with a brand new album and tour... as they embark on their UK leg I found out how it's been going so far, and how climate change inspired the lyrics for He Who Saw The Deep.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I Like Trains by Gemma Smith
I Like Trains by Gemma Smith.

You are currently on a very extensive tour: what prompted the decision to do such a big tour?
The best way to promote an album is to get out there and play it to as many people as possible. We've done more extensive tours than this in the past, so we know we have it in us. It can be hard work, but also a lot of fun. I guess we must be a pretty good live band as we've always had the ability to win over an audience. We've been playing together for 6 years, and it feels like we continue to improve as a band.

I Like Trains by Calico Charlotte Melton
I Like Trains by Calico Charlotte Melton.

You pride yourself on being "fiercely independent" - which was one of the things that first attracted you to me. Why do you think it is so… read more

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My Best Albums of 2010

Including albums from Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou, The Golden Filter, Our Broken Garden, 6 Day Riot and Peggy Sue. All delightfully illustrated too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Best Albums of 2010 by LJG Art & Illustration.
Last year I discovered a whole slew of marvellous new albums. So I thought I would round them up before we got …

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Sparkly Christmas Songs

Glorious Christmas music! Love/Hate whatever, your Christmas wouldn't be the same without it. Helen Martin rounds up a collection of Christmas beauties both old 'n' new, for your pleasure.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Lorraine Nam
When I worked in retail I found that the Christmas cd was despised. It was locked away, the repetition of the jingly notes, a killer. I’ve hated …

A chat with Vessels on tour in Europe.

Leeds post rock band Vessels are just about to return to our shores after a lengthy European tour, so I decided to find out what makes them tick.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vessels by Octavi Navarro.
I am somewhat enamoured with the new EP from Vessels, a Leeds band who favour an expansive yet melodic post rock orchestral sound. A few days before …

Our Broken Garden: The making of the Garden Grow video with Broken Pixel

Ashley Dean of Broken Pixel talks about his production of the fab Fraggle Rock inspired video for Our Broken Garden's latest single Garden Grow, out now on Bella Union. Read on to find out how it was made.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ashley Dean, as depicted by Russty Brazil.
I recently reviewed the superb second album from Our Broken Garden, so when Ashley Dean got in touch to tell me he was making …

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Napoleon IIIrd

Hideki Yukawa

Written by Prudence Ivey

Opening with a Billy Bragg mockney cry, you expect Napoleon IIIrd’s mini-album to be a fairly straightforward chronicle of the times, Jamie T stylee with shades of Blur in the …