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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…

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The Doves @ The ABC Glasgow

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…

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…

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…

Doves : Caught By The River

Perhaps an obvious choice, the third single from [a]Doves[/a]’ glorious ‘The Last Broadcast’ is a return to the straightforward, acoustic, radio-friendly feel of their early hit ‘Catch The Sun’. But…

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…

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…

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…

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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 [a]Doves[/a]’ studio during the…

Doves   :  Brighton Centre

It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it. Tonight [a]Doves[/a] are supporting The Inescapable Band, Travis. For this audience, ‘Footballers Wives’ is a hard-hitting drama and Groove Armada…

Doves  : Seattle Showbox Nightclub

The initial signs tonight are not good. Firstly, Jimi Goodwin steps up to the microphone and breathes a sigh of relief – the sparse crowd for support act the Webb…

Doves  : Sea EP

[a]Badly Drawn Boy[/a]’s sometime backing band continue their steady rise to greatness with this latest instalment of acoustic psychedelia. Epic and dazed, the ‘Sea EP’ follows in the footsteps…

Doves: Washington 9:30 Club

Doves look more like professors than rock stars. As Manchester’s own take the stage in front of packed house, it is clear from the outset that this is a band…

Paris Batofar

Ever since not winning the Mercury Music lash-up thingy, Doves have clearly decided to obliterate their disappointment amid a flurry of activity. So it is that, with the fateful verdict…

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence

As brilliant as [a]Slipknot[/a] are, their grinding metal nihilism is unmistakably careerist. Jar of decaying animal matter? Check! Bowels full, for ‘spontaneous’ onstage dump? Check! Got the scary masks on?…

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Lost Souls

You would be forgiven for thinking that all new serious British guitar groups have to sound like [a]Jeff Buckley[/a] or [a]Radiohead[/a], that there is no alternative. In the continued absence…

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Nottingham Social

The Big Music – with its views from high mountain tops, its voyages of deep oceans and its blurry Super 8 footage of the band walking moodily and in corduroy…