DOVES GO BACK TO THEIR ROOTS AT BENICASSIM

The band are reminded of their acid house days, as they tell NME.COM...

DOVES returned to their roots with another classic set at BENICASSIM tonight (August 5).

The band, in the middle of a world tour in support of their third album ‘Some Cities’, stormed the Escenario Verde stage at 3am, to mellow the crowd out after Basement Jaxx.

And singer Jimi Goodwin told NME.COM how their third visit to the Spanish took then back to their acid house roots.

He said: “We’re having a great time at Benicassim, it’s our third time here. We’re on at the ungodly time at 3am. We haven’t done that since we were in Sub Sub back in the rave days; going on at fucking 4am to a load of addled freaks.

“We were a bit worried if there’d be a crowd or there’d be nobody there, but it’s looking good and it should be good fun. We’ll maybe throw a few things in to mellow it out, but it’ll be nice and upbeat I hope – if everyone’s still awake.”

The setlist was:

’Pounding’

’Sky Starts Falling’

’Black and White Town’

’Almost Forgot Myself’

’Sea Song’

’Snowden’

’Caught By The River’

’Last Broadcast’

’The Cedar Room’

’There Goes The Fear’