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Premiere: I LIKE TRAINS Share Video for New Song “Dig In”

Kompromat Due Out August 21 via Atlantic Curve

Jun 23, 2020 I LIKE TRAINS Bookmark and Share

Leeds, England-based post-punk band I LIKE TRAINS have shared their video for their new track “Dig In,” off of their forthcoming LP Kompromat, due out August 21st via Atlantic Curve, and we are pleased to premiere it. Televangelist sermons, parliamentary meetings, and gameshows all merge into a dizzying spectacle that reflects the performative nature of power; the sick show to which we are all subscribed. Imperative lyrics that command and demand your attention flash over the sound of a contorting guitar riff that mutates as it rings around the persistent, driving rhythm. Check out the video below.

Vocalist David Martin had this to say about the song in a press release: “This one is for those morally bankrupt schemers who have managed to leverage extraordinary power and wealth while never being on the ballot. For a job that would serve them best by working in the shadows, it’s incredible to see how their egos have landed them all in hot water. They can’t seem to help themselves, and yet somehow they manage to worm their way out of any real justice by calling in favours and laying low until it all blows over.’”

Kompromat is the band’s first new album in eight years. The band previously shared the album’s politically charged first single, “The Truth,” via a video for the song. “The Truth” was one of our Songs of the Week.

“We didn’t set out to write a record about current affairs, but the path we set out on converged drastically with that daily discourse,” Martin said of th album in a previous press release. “The album inadvertently became about populist politics across the world. Brexit, Trump, Cambridge Analytica, and covert Russian influence ended up at the center of it all.”

The band’s full lineup is David Martin (vocals/guitar), Alistair Bowis (bass), Guy Bannister (guitar/synths), Simon Fogal (drums), and Ian Jarrold (guitar).

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