An Apology to Jimi Goodwin

Published author Joseph Rogers saw Jimi live in Cardiff a few years back, whilst Jimi was touring the Odludek album. Joe wrote an account of the gig and his chance meeting with Jimi. Its a thoroughly enjoyable read, please don’t take my word for, go check it out. Thank you to Joe for allowing me to post the entire article for fans of Jimi/Doves to enjoy.

An Apology to Jimi Goodwin

©Joseph Rogers. This is an account based on true events. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of information, neither the author or publisher is responsible for any errors or omissions present. Dialogue is not necessarily representative of the thoughts of person(s) /organisation(s) mentioned and are a recollection of the author’s account of events – not an official record of the event. This work is part of an (as yet) untitled larger project for possible future release. For more information on this and other projects, please contact Joseph on Twitter @TheJRogers

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The Petition

The petition to get Doves to reform has generated a wee bit of buzz on social media! If nothing else it has got people talking about Doves again which ain’t such a bad thing. The petition was first picked up by nbhap.com who may recall interviewed Doves regarding the 15th year anniversary.

Now Manchester based thejournalix have also put their weight behind the petition.

As I write this, it nears 500 signatures! Kudos to you Scott!

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Happy New Year!

Still in business! Happy New Year to you. As per usual not too much going on, but one fan is so fed up with the hiatus that he has started a petition..

Titled “Encourage Doves to reform” you can sign it here. Best of luck!

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Doves Forum

It was suggested that I replace the official Doves forum with a modern version at facebook using their groups feature. After 17 years the website based forums have had their day, whilst social media has made it easy for us all to be lazy at social interaction on anything other than fb or twitter.

A Doves fan forum group page has been set up here. Feel free to join, all are welcome! The website forum will stay up, it costs nothing to keep anyways so for those of you who don’t facebook its still here to use.

Whilst I’m at it, here is a snapshot of the official Doves forum through the ages from the brown board in 2001 to the lights out forum of 2006. It was brutal at times as you can see.

 

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Rebelski

Martin Rebelski has been busy with his new project Rogue Emperor.

Rogue Emperor is a collaboration between ex Elbow drummer Richard Jupp and Martin Rebelski, Doves keyboard player. The pair are joined by 1,2,3,4’s guitarist Mike TV – who can often be found backing Badly Drawn Boy live – and Ollie Collins the renowned session bassist.

Check out their first track Holy Ghost in the video above. The track was mixed by our very own Jez Williams!Follow Rogue Emperor over at their facebook page.

Jimi has been busy mixing, you can check out his latest creation over at Soundcloud!

Black Rivers have hinted that some big news should drop in November! Its all happening. 🙂

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Help: 2003 Tokyo Club Quattro Show

Looking to help out a big Doves fan who is based in Japan. Do any of you have the full recording of the February 3, 2003 Tokyo Club Quattro Show? A recording does it exist of the full show, so if you have it and are willing to share please send me a message. A DVD of the shows does exist, this does not cover the full show.

Thanks!

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Break Me Gently Cover

A rather fine cover of Break Me Gently by EQUADOR

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Hits

It still amazes me how many of you still frequent this site, despite the fact I haven’t posted anything in so long. Over the past month this site still averages 150-200 hits per day, most likely due to the fact if you search for Doves music/band online, you will end up here.

No news to report, though Black Rivers stated on their twitter recently that they are very much working on their second album. Jimi also has been posting on his twitter!

Thanks for the continued support!

Friday July 22nd marks 14 years since Pounding was released as a single on CD, DVD & vinyl. I seem to recall the label sent out a cardboard case to store the CD/DVD. The single reached a disappointing 21 on the UK singles chart, it should have been massive.

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Jimi on stage with John Grant

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Over the weekend Jimi joined John Grant onstage at the BBC 6 Music Festival in Bristol. Check out the performance on the BBC iPlayer here (UK only sorry!)

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Kingdom of Rust Remix

First off Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the best for 2016, thanks for keep stopping by even though there hasn’t been a great deal to report.

But here’s a festive cracker worth checking out, a previously unreleased Tom Rowlands remix of Kingdom of Rust made it onto a 6 music Chemical Brothers mix that went out today (Christmas Day). The mix is really good, but if you don’t have the time to listen to it all, the remix of KOR comes in around 2 hours 50 minutes.

Go Listen

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