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Band to reveal new material at Latitude

PUBLISHED: 09:00 03 July 2009 | UPDATED: 08:19 01 August 2010

A POST-rock band renowned for their downbeat, but epic music will be revealing their lighter side at the Latitude Festival.

The band's first album, Elegies to Lessons Learnt, is a brooding, epic form of post-rock that intertwines haunting keyboards with deep baritone vocals and lyrics based on tragic historical events.

A POST-rock band renowned for their downbeat, but epic music will be revealing their lighter side at the Latitude Festival.

The band's first album, Elegies to Lessons Learnt, is a brooding, epic form of post-rock that intertwines haunting keyboards with deep baritone vocals and lyrics based on tragic historical events.

However if this all seems a bit too “dark” for your tastes, have no fear - because the band plan to wow the crowds with new music that's a little more cheery.

Simon Fogel, the drummer for I Like Trains, said: “We don't get to play many English festivals because we seem to be too dark - in the first EP and album we're very much as dark as they come!”

“But Latitude might get a few exclusives. We've been turning a new chapter, and we're going to be playing a lot of new stuff. We've been trying out lots of new things and we're like a new band. It's more accessible. We're trying to get that across to people who thought we were too dark before. But we're not going pop! We've still got dark elements.

“It's just how it's progressed. We've had a blast writing the new album, and we're recording it straight after Latitude.”

It will be the band's first time at Latitude, and their first time in the Waveney Valley, although they have played a few times in Norwich and Ipswich.

They will be travelling overnight to get to Henham Park for Sunday, July 19, having played at a festival in Belgium the night before, so will not be about to see any of the acts on the Friday and Saturday.

“We're a bit gutted,” said Simon, 28. “But we'll be there at noon to see Thom Yorke. We're really excited about Latitude.

“We don't get to play many festivals and it's quite nice getting the recognition.”

Anyone going to see I Like Trains at Latitude should listen out for Terra Nova, a favourite from their first album, as well as a new song under the working title of Sirens that has recently been delighting fans at gigs up and down the country.

I Like Trains will be playing the Uncut Arena on the Sunday at 2pm.


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