Doves are set to take a two-year break from recording.
Currently on a tour of the UK promoting their new ‘Best Of’ compilation, the Wilmslow band want to “get off that whole album-tour-album-tour treadmill”.
“It’s nice just to have a bit of breathing space,” Jimi Goodwin told the Daily Record. “We just wanted to get off that whole album-tour-album-tour treadmill.”
He added: “None of us are ready to face going into the studio for another two years. This is wiping the slate clean, we have nothing else in the vaults now. That is it. Whatever we do from now on will be a new start.”
Despite the break, Goodwin revealed that he’s hoping to finally work with Elbow‘s Guy Garvey, after years of talking about it.
“Me and Guy [Garvey] have been talking about it endlessly for years,” he explained. “There are a couple of tracks that we have passed back and forwards to each other but it’s having the time.”
He added: “We keep trying to get our diaries together, who knows if it will ever get released. I’m just waiting to see what might happen.”
Set to appear at this year’s V Festival and RockNess, Doves will also perform at the Green Man festival, Cornwall’s Eden Sessions and will play a Forestry Commission gig in Thetford Forest, on June 12.