I LIKE TRAINS – The Shallows Album Review

I LIKE TRAINS, an alternative post Rock band from Leeds, are on the brink of releasing their eagerly awaited third album named The Shallows on 7th May and are giving fans a sneak preview of the album at Live at Leeds which will be providing another ace bank holiday weekend of musical performances this coming Saturday!

Their previous albums are Elegies To Lessons Learnt and He Who Saw The Deep released in 2006 and 2010 respectively. Both albums are products of their research and study of history, which ultimately uncovered a pessimistic worldview of failings of the human race throughout recent decades. These influences are particularly portrayed in the single ‘Sea of Regrets’ that could be an interpretation of the experiences of immigrants on their struggles for a better life.

Looking forward to their performance on Saturday, they have kindly given TQS Magazine an exclusive play of The Shallows. This intelligent and thought-provoking album still has definite historical influences concentrating on our relationship with technology and how our dependency on it has continued to grow. The album also explores how our reliance on digital technology affects how we interpret and retain knowledge, which consequently can have an impact on our relationships.  Having listened to their new album some of our favourite singles to listen out for are ‘We used to talk’ and ‘Beacons’.

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See you on the front row at the o2 Leeds Academy at 3pm, tickets available online

The Shallows is out 7th May

Words by Kayleigh Moss, find her on Facebook

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