The band are "optimistic" about progress on the follow-up to the Mercury-nominated 'Lost Souls'...

DOVES have found that work on their second album is being delayed by the success of their MERCURY-nominated debut ‘LOST SOULS‘.

The band’s lead singer and bass player Jimi Goodwin told NME.COM: “We want to get it out for September, October next year, depending on when we stop gigging ‘Lost Souls’. If people are still buying ‘Lost Souls’ in various places then we can’t argue with that. It won’t (take) as long as the last album, put it that way. We’re firing on all cylinders these days. All the bits are in place really.”

Goodwin was optimistic about progress on the new record, commenting: “I can’t give any titles away, some of them, even though we’re buzzing about them now, put them next to another six or seven that we write along the way and they might not fit into the grand scheme of things. You never know until it’s done.”


Describing the new material, he said: “Quite a few of the songs are upbeat, it’s not as languid, melancholic as ‘Lost Souls’. I love happy/sad music, we all do, but it’s a bit more harder edged in places, a tad more electronic in some places. We just like to mix it up a bit really.”

The group had been playing newer material before ‘Lost Souls’ was even released. The song ‘New York’, which later appeared as a B-side to recent single ‘Catch The Sun’ has been a fixture in their live show since the start of the year.

Meanwhile, the band have just released the fifth single from ‘Lost Souls’, ‘The Man Who Told Everything’, and are about to embark on their third UK tour of the year, The dates are as follows: Cambridge Junction (October 30) Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (31) Norwich Waterfront (November 1)

Liverpool L2 (3) Bristol University (4) Manchester Ritz (5) Leeds Metropolitan University (7) Glasgow Arches (8) Newcastle University (9) Sheffield University (10) Brighton Centre East Wing (12) London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (13 & 14)

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