Album Review: Doves

Doves

Facts about this album: * Doves are Jimi Goodwin (bass/vocals) and twin brothers Andy Williams (drums) and Jez Williams (guitar). * Prior to forming Doves, the trio were in a dance act, Sub Sub, changing direction when their studio in...

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Live Reviews : The Doves

Live Reviews : The Doves

Now that fellow northwestern scruffs Elbow have bagged themselves the Mercury and been elevated to the status of much-loved elder statesmen, there’s a serious case to be made for Doves being the most underrated British band of their generation....

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Doves: Sky Starts Falling

Doves: Sky Starts Falling

The alarm bells start ringing as soon as you clock that title, which sounds like the kind of thing that would be generated by a computer programmed with Fundaments Of 21st Century Big Rock 2.0. And indeed, we get quiet bits, loud chorus bits, a...

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Doves  : Glasgow Barrowlands

Doves : Glasgow Barrowlands

Life, death, love, loss and songs about losing one's marbles: how Doves can navigate such ambitious waters while consistently avoiding the rocks of self-indulgence is one of music's most enduring wonders. Where others bend over backwards in an...

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Doves : Caught By The River

Doves : Caught By The River

Perhaps an obvious choice, the third single from Doves ' glorious 'The Last Broadcast' is a return to the straightforward, acoustic, radio-friendly feel of their early hit 'Catch The Sun'. But underneath the musical simplicity, Doves maintain...

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Doves  : Pounding

Doves : Pounding

DANG! DANG! DANG! DANG! DANG! DANG! What does ‘Pounding’ do? It pounds and pounds and pounds. Gloriously, endlessly, transcendently...building, almost imperceptibly, to a) the best guitar solo since Aztec Camera’s Roddy Frame took a back...

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Doves   :  London Shepherd's Bush Empire

Doves : London Shepherd's Bush Empire

FLASH! CRASH! BA-DOOM-BA-DOOM-BA-DOOOOM!! As 'There Goes The Fear' erupts, Jimi Goodwin beats wild jungle rhythms from his stand-up bongo and we're sucked into the Doves supernova, blitzed blind by a strobe-lightning apocalypse. As the point...

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Doves : The Last Broadcast

Doves : The Last Broadcast

"Words they mean nothing, so you can't hurt me" , croons Jez Williams on 'Words', precisely three minutes into Doves ' second album. Hell, there's nothing like getting your retaliation in early. But anyone bearing any residual ill-will toward...

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Doves  :  There Goes The Fear

Doves : There Goes The Fear

Judging by the kaleidoscopic buoyancy of mood encapsulated by the circling guitar figures and priapic bass, a truckload of high quality Ecstasy must've been abandoned outside Doves ’ studio during the recording of this track from their...

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Doves   :  Brighton Centre

Doves : Brighton Centre

It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it. Tonight Doves are supporting The Inescapable Band, Travis . For this audience, 'Footballers Wives' is a hard-hitting drama and Groove Armada are a deeply underrated live act. So as Doves take...

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