The band reveal details of the follow-up to 'Lost Souls' exclusively on NME.COM...

DOVES almost finished recording the follow up to last year’s debut ‘LOST SOULS’.

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM, drummer Andy Williams said the album is “90%” complete.

He commented: “It’s 90% finished now and we’re all really pleased with how it’s shaping up. There’s a lot more rock-orientated tracks and the over-all feel is much more positive and upbeat than ‘Lost Souls’. There’s even a salsa-style song called ‘There Goes The Fear’ where Jez (Williams) gets to try his hand at Latin percussion.”

Recorded in various parts of the Lake District and Cumbria, alongside the trio’s own Manchester-based studio, the untitled album features ten new

tracks and two live favourites.

“We’ve been playing ‘Satellite’ and ‘New York’ for the last twelve months now and they always seem to go down well,” commented Williams. He continued to say that ‘New York’ was originally pencilled in as the next single, but in light of the tragedy on September 11 Doves were considering other alternatives.

“It’s typical Doves luck,” he emphasised. “The rest of the songs are very upbeat and happy, but this one contains the line “On the run because we’re all better off dead than being in New York”. Obviously, New York is a metaphor and the real subject is escape, but we wouldn’t want people to get the wrong idea.”

Heavenly have yet to set a release date for the album, but Doves hope they’ll be looking at early Spring.