Progress Reform

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Available from 31/10/2013

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I LIKE TRAINS

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I LIKE TRAINS - PROGRESS*REFORM 
Limited Edition of 500 copies worldwide. Remastered and on 180g heavyweight vinyl. It isn't very often that an alternative record references Scott of The Antarctic, chess Grandmaster Bobby Fischer and Dr Richard Beeching (he of the infamous report which took an axe to the British Railway system in the '60s) but 'Progress Reform' by iLiKETRAiNS - now reissued on vinyl for the first time - was, and indeed is, one such record. These people were not Dizzee Rascal. Rather, they were David Martin (lead vocals, guitar), Guy Bannister (guitar, synths, vocals), Alistair Bowis (bass, synths, vocals), Simon Fogal (drums) and Ashley Dean (images, cornet). Originally released on compact disc on fierce panda in 2006 this mini-album of slowburning eloquence and quite excellent walls of guitars followed up three early singles - one on Dance To The Radio, and two on their own label - and captured a nominally post-rock outfit at their shadowy peak, carefully laying doomed vocals over cinematic musical soundscapes. Their terrific gigs featured a film show which illuminated the historical reference points and saw the band dress in old fashioned British Rail uniforms. For the part-animated (and award-winning) video for the Top 132 single 'Terra Nova' all the band members even grew beards for a cameo appearance as intrepid explorers rocking out in a tent. That's called itching for your art. After 'Progress: Reform' the band signed to Beggars Banquet for the 'Elegies To Lessons Learnt' album. Along the way the image manipulator and cornet player Ashley Dean left the ranks, iLiKETRAiNS rebranded themselves I Like Trains and their journey has taken them to a place where they once again release their own tunes - they remain very much a going - if slightly slow-moving - creative concern. And a couple of them appear to still have their 'Terra Nova' beards. Some things, happily, never change... 
TRACKLISTING:  01. TERRA NOVA 02. NO MILITARY PARADE 03. A ROOK HOUSE FOR BOBBY 04. CITIZEN 05. THE ACCIDENT 06. STAINLESS STEEL 07. THE BEECHING REPORT 08. FRAM 

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