Jimi Goodwin working on new songs with Dungen

Doves singer also wants to work with rapper Edan

Jimi Goodwin has begun plans for the follow-up to his debut solo album ‘Odludek’, which was released last week (March 24).

Doves singer Goodwin has been writing songs with Swedish band Dungen, and hopes to get rapper Edan to guest on a future project.

“I wrote some stuff in Sweden with the guys from Dungen,” Goodwin told NME. “I got together with their guitarist Reine Fiske, who’s just mad, and their former drummer Fred Bjorling, who’s a friend. Dungen are a fucking special band. We did a song called ‘Nails’ in a vintage studio with wall-to-wall valves. I hope to go back with them when I’ve finished touring this summer. The music was feeling pretty different.”


Goodwin plays most of the music on ‘Odludek’ himself, but said: “I’d always wanted not to play everything myself. I’d rather get the songs right and let other players step in.”

Talking of the potential collaboration with Edan, Goodwin explained: “I wanted ‘Odludek’ to be like Outkast, with loads of crazy rappers, but it just didn’t happen. I’d love to work with Edan and I sent him something. He was just too busy, but he dug it – or so I was told. I might go knocking on his door again for a collabo.”

Goodwin plays an in-store at London Rough Trade East on Tuesday (April 1) before supporting Elbow on their arena tour from April 5-16. He goes on a headline tour in May.

Jimi Goodwin will play:

Sheffield The Leadmill (May 2)
Liverpool Sound City (3)
Kendal Arts Centre (4)
Newcastle Think Tank (5)
Norwich Waterfront (7)
Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (10)
Belfast The Black Box (11)
Dublin Whelans (12)
Cardiff The Gate (15)
London Islington Assembly Hall (16)
Bristol Thekla (18)
Oxford O2 Academy 2 (19)
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (20)
Colchester Arts Centre (22)
Birmingham The Library (23)
Manchester Gorilla (26)