“We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object, and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first. ”Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds - Charles Mackay, 1841
Eight years on from their last full-length album, I LIKE TRAINS return with Kompromat. The band takes an unflinching view of a world that has changed beyond all recognition in that time. It’s a record digging beneath populism’s rise, from the divide and conquer tactics that caused Brexit in the UK, to the ascent of Trump in America and the subsequent reign of lies and misinformation, to discover the grubby hands that have engineered it all.
“We didn’t set out to write a record about current affairs, but the album inadvertently became about populist politics across the world. Brexit, Trump, Cambridge Analytica and covert Russian influence ended up at the centre of it all. ”David Martin
KOMPROMAT will be released August 21st. It is available to pre-order now on limited-edition silver vinyl LP, black vinyl LP, CD and digital. There are exclusive album design t-shirt bundles available on Bandcamp.