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I Like Trains announce first new album in eight years with ‘Kompromat’


Leeds band I Like Trains have announced their return with Kompromat, their first new album in eight years.

The record, which arrives as the long-awaited follow-up to 2012 effort The Shallows, will be shared in August through Crash Records.

To coincide with the announcement of Kompromat, the band have also released the album’s lead single ‘The Truth. Lead vocalist David Martin explained that the new material was not initially aimed at being “a record about current affairs” but has been indirectly influenced by the likes of “Brexit, Trump, Cambridge Analytica and covert Russian influence.”

Martin added: “This was one of the final tracks to come together for the album,” when talking about the new song. “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.”

Stream the track, below.