thisissoundcheck.co.uk gives Odludek 5 out of five.
Developing on to a solo career from fonting one of the UK’s most successful yet (unfathomably) still “underground” bands is never an easy feat, especially when your vocals are virtually synonymous with that band’s output. Yet Doves front man Jimi Goodwin gives this a damn good go. From the startling opening to ‘Terracotta Warrior’, he gives the impression that, with Odludek, he wants to carve a path all of his own.
To read the entire review, click here.
Jimi played his first show of the year last night in York at the Duchess. Early reaction indicates the show went well, and that the crowd seemed to have a blast. Jimigoodwin.com has the setlist for those of you wondering what he played.
A ton of photos are already up on twitter, this set on flickr by Simon Godley is especially good.
I’m not being evasive, that’s the truth. We’ve been in a band together since we were 15 or 16 and we needed a break,” he said. “23 years or so is a long time, so we just need time to recharge and get inspired again. We didn’t announce a split because we haven’t split up. Why say it if we don’t mean it? I understand saying it in haste, but just say you’re having a break if you’re having a break. We’re living life and getting some more experience before writing some new songs.
That’s Jimi’s reaction to being asked by the NME about the future of Doves. Jimi speaks to the NME at length in the latest edition about the lp and all that good stuff. I cant post it on here, though you may find the scan at Doves forum if you want to read the whole thing.
Its all been happening of late, lots of Jimi Goodwin gig announcements and the likes. Apologies for not keeping on top of that around here, an unexpected project kept me busy for the last couple weeks.
With the closure of Doves official website, I have seen an increase in traffic so thanks for stopping by! I’ll be keeping on top of things from now on in. Obviously there probably wont be much in the way of Doves news, but if there is anything you can expect to read about it here. Doves forum is still alive and well, hosted by this very site.
Late last week Jimi’s own site jimigoodwin.com launched, so keep that site bookmarked for the very latest in what promises to be a busy year for Jimi. It all starts next week for Jimi with his first show in York. Looking forward to blogging the year ahead, should be fun!
As you can probably tell, I gave the blog a bit of a much needed make-over. All your favourite pages should be ok. Any issues, just drop me a line. Obviously things are a bit bare on the right sidebar. Just cleaning up, I will be adding things over the coming days to reflect upcoming tour dates and the likes.
Here are a couple things to keep you busy in the meantime. First off a short but sweet interview with Jimi over at deathandtaxesmag.com
Nice to read that Jimi is in a confident mood ahead of the album release date!
Of course yesterday Jimi did a wee session on 6 music, you can hear in full over at the BBC.
Happy New Year to you all! Sorry for the break in transmission, I just enjoyed a wee break back in the UK but that’s DMB back for the long haul and ready for what promises to be a very busy year. Expect some changes over the coming weeks as we get ready for the release of Jimi’s debut album.
As you may have seen Doves.net is no longer around, Its toast but you can always rely on this site and the social media sites to keep you up to date.
Odludek is now available for pre-order at recordstore.co.uk, signed copies go for a tenner and the vinyl run is also available here.
Stay tuned, lots more to come over the coming weeks!