I LIKE TRAINS: The Beacons EP
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The new EP from I LIKE TRAINS impresses our man Nick Wood.
Pulled from the recent album, The Shallow, this song was always a certainty for a single as itâs just so bloody poppy. I LIKE TRAINS have been around since 2005, releasing consistently good music with lyrics telling stories from the past which normally wouldnât get a mention unless on a Peter Hamill album.
Beacons rocks, no more need to be said. A thumping drum beat, a solemn, deep voice telling the story (Or how I read it) of a businessmanâs empire collapses around him. It is the 2nd part of a trilogy of songs, which started with last single Mnemosyne and will obviously end with another (One would hope).
Rome follows and is a slightly more upbeat piece. The lyrics seem to be a departure and seem to be about lack of trust in a relationship (Again I could be wrong but isnât that what good lyrics are all about?). Easter is up next, just in time for Christmas and is a quiet little ditty with a laidback feel about it. This instrumental passage leads into Jericho nicely which reminded me a little of Japan for some bizarre reason.
Without pausing for breath, final track The Setting Sun starts with a riff that could have been pulled from Pulpâs âSistersâ EP. Even the keyboard sound could be Candida Doyle and make this song stand out. It really could be Pulp.
This is excellent stuff again from I Like Trains. Keep up the good work
I Like Trains are currently touring, and a live review of their Newcastle gig is also available HERE.