iLiKETRAiNS - Stop Me

Bill Cummings 12/12/2006

Rating: 4/5

Making a late bid for my album of the year list were these slow core lads from Leeds, who create wonderfully desolate, widescreen post rock, that's three parts Mogwai, one part Oceansize, eerie vocals that pitched a tent somewhere between Nick Cave and Ian Curtis. With songs about chess players (A Rookhouse for Bobby) and doomed Antarctic explorers (Terra Nova), iLiKETRAiNS were one of the most interesting new acts of the year, and with their debut proper due for 2007, the future is train like.