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iLiKETRAiNS - Elegies To Lessons Learnt

iLiKETRAiNS - Elegies To Lessons Learnt

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LABEL: Beggars

01. We All Fall Down
02. Twenty Five Sins
03. The Deception
04. The Voice Of Reason
05. Death Of an Idealist
06. Remnants Of an Army
07. We Go Hunting
08. Come Over
09. Spencer Perceval
10. Epiphany
11. Death Is the End

One recurring theme in history is that we never learn from it. If this is true, than Leeds’ iLiKETRAiNS will never run out of themes to expand on, as this merry-go-round of human error, both on the personal and societal level, has provided an overflowing cup of melodrama for the band to experiment with on their debut full-length, Elegies to Lessons Learnt. Yet this is no plaintive set of poems mourning someone lost in battle; instead, like the rest of the quintet’s catalogue, Elegies to Lessons Learnt takes those who suffered in the past and tells each story with a slight grin adorning each melody, never too serious to downplay how plainly stupid some of these characters were in their time, but respectful enough to not make a joke of the whole lot. And the stories are great as always with iLiKETRAiNS, who masterfully find the most entertaining screw-ups encased in the dust of those hardcover books no one reads to write about. ‘Spencer Perceval’, one of the band’s older songs about the only Prime Minister to literally bite the bullet, is on here, as well as an ode to the Great London Fire ('Twenty Five Sins') and the brilliant stretch of history called the Salem Witch Trials, where Puritans burned women at the stake because they may have been slightly opinionated ('We Go Hunting'). Musically, Elegies from Lessons Learnt is not a far cry from Progress:Reform. Preferring patience and restraint over explosive blasts of atmospheric wailing, iLiKETRAiNS slowly build up these songs to climax, careful not to move to quickly to alter the mood that this entire collection expels. A definite post-rock ethos dominates, something akin to A Silver Mt. Zion or Mono, but this is a more cunning affair than most comparable offerings. Instead of launching each melody out to space, these songs are planted firmly in history, on the ground, because they are focused on celebrating life’s most brilliant failures, while sounding endearing enough to engender a hint of sympathy from all their tales.

Influences / Similar Artists:
Arcade Fire, Nick Cave, Slowdive, Interpol, The Chameleons


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