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Raized By Wolves

After much speculation and rumour, Raized By Wolves have finally revealed themselves on their official website. Raized By Wolves is Jez Williams, Martin Rebelski & Mike TV. They released their debut single The Call last September,  a track which features vocals by Tom Smith of the Editors. You can hear the track on their soundcloud. After a long absence presumably writing. they release their second single Spirit World on September 23rd.

The blurb on the site says:

Jez Williams, Martin Rebelski and Mike TV are the vision behind the ever mysterious Raized By Wolves. Creating an enticing blend of classic progressive house, modern electro and high voltage electronic music, their sound, which hits that ever so rare sweet spot between floor filling dance music and credible pop, is showcased on their new single “Spirit World”, released September 23rd on Rocket Records.

Following on from their debut single “The Call” (which was released on deadmau5’s label mau5trap last year), “Spirit World” showcases perfectly the trio’s ability to create progressive house euphoria – a stunning, delirious, 5 minute journey through progressive house and radio friendly pop, taking in vibrant synth lines, instantly addictive melodies and strikingly gorgeous vocals by newcomer Anne-Marie, a 21 year old British singer/songwriter starting to make waves on the scene with her own fusion of electro, R&B, hip hop and pop. It’s a giddy pop song of gigantic proportions, and one which deserves to be huge in its own right.

Official Raized By Wolves Links:

Official website

Facebook

Twitter

Soundcloud

Introducing Sub Doves

Sub Doves are as far as I’m aware the first ever Doves Tribute band! They are based in the North West of England where they hope to play their first gig very soon. Their website is now live complete with band pictures (without the keyboardist of course!) but I’m told he will be in future photo shoots. They will soon have a live performance video up, so keep your eye open for that! From their biography:

Why have we set up a Doves Tribute Band?

Doves are one of my favorite bands ever. They epitimise the talent of the North West music scene with their diverse and unique style of sheer brilliance. What better way to pay tribute to them, than by playing their superb music!

We are all missing them terribly and if we can play their songs, it will fill the void for us, until they bring out their next masterpiece album and start touring again…..guess who will be at the front of that next first gig?

I have collaborated with three excellent musicians to make sure we do Doves music justice. Two are from an excellent up and coming Band called Watershed and the keyboard player is one of the best keys players in the North West.

We will have more on Sub Doves over the coming weeks & months!

Link: Sub Doves

The Places Between Disc Two Guitar Tabs

With thanks to Nick Yates (aka Substance) we have added The Places Between Disc Two to the tablature section of the blog. Nick has been working his way through Doves catalogue, we previously brought you all the studio albums and the Places Between disc one. At the last count we only got six more tracks to cover!

The tabs are designed so that you can strum along to Doves tracks. The tabs may not reflect exactly how Doves play the songs as some of the recordings are detuned and they are designed so that you don’t have to be Jez or play a right-handed guitar upside down to enjoy them!

We invite you to submit any corrections where necessary.

Link: The Places Between Disc Two Guitar Tabs

Lost Sides Guitar Tabs

With thanks to Nick Yates (aka Substance) we have added Lost Sides to the tablature section of the blog. Nick has been working his way through Doves catalogue, we previously brought you all the studio albums and the Places Between. Next up will be tracks from the Places Between second disc not yet covered.

The tabs are designed so that you can strum along to Doves tracks. The tabs may not reflect exactly how Doves play the songs as some of the recordings are detuned and they are designed so that you don’t have to be Jez or play a right-handed guitar upside down to enjoy them!

We invite you to submit any corrections where necessary.

Lost Sides guitar tabs

Liz Kershaw Interview

Jimi’s tour of 6 Music continues.. this time on Saturday past Jimi spoke to 6 Music’s Liz Kershaw. Jimi’s bit starts around 2 hours 5 minutes in which starts with a airing of the theme for the Bird Effect.

To listen to the track and full interview at 6 Music click here.

Cherry Ghost

Looking on You Tube, its hard to believe  Birdy’s cover of Cherry Ghost’s People Help The People has had almost had over a million views if you combine the two videos she has up. More than three times the views the Cherry Ghost original version has! crazy stuff.

Cherry Ghost have got a trio of acoustic shows lined up for December, the first Manchester date is sold out. So you probably shouldn’t hang around getting tix for the other shows in Manchester & London.

Again, if you get the chance on Thursday head to Shoreditch to see Jimi and the Bird Effect Ensemble perform the Bird Effect theme in full. Tix are 6 quid in advance or 8 on the night at Rich Mix. Support comes from blog favourites and fellow Heavenly Records signed Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, who will also be supporting Cherry Ghost in December!

 

Mesmerizing!

The Bird Effect Ensemble pre show – Photo from the Marc Riley facebook

Breath taking! Earlier this evening Jimi and his Bird Effect Ensemble performed the Bird Effect title track in full live on 6 Music’s Marc Riley show. It is a beautiful mesmerizing piece of music, that should be listened to in full. If you have a chance to attend the performance in London next Thursday you should jump at it! Well impressed, Jimi probably should be expecting a call from the National Geographic channel here soon..

Listen to the track in full at the BBC iPlayer here. For Jimi’s section jump to 34 minutes in!

Jimi also briefly talked about the ‘solo’ record, mentioning he hoped it would see light of day next Spring! Exciting times ahead..

Photo from the Radcliffe and Maconie twitter

Earlier in the day Jimi co-hosted the Radcliffe and Maconie show with Guy Garvey. Haven’t had a chance to listen to it myself yet. You can replay the show on demand using the iPlayer here.

You gotta ask.. how long is it before Jimi gets his own 6 music show?!

Guy Garvey Collaboration News

With big thanks to John for the heads up!

An interview with Jimi on 6 Music news. Jimi again talks about the Bird Effect project and his solo record. What’s new from this interview is jimi talking about his collaboration with Guy Garvey and that it would be on the solo record he is working on.

 

Lost Souls in The Guardian

In today’s Guardian Chris Salmon explains why Lost Souls is his favourite album:

Even if you didn’t listen to a word of Lost Souls’ lyrics, you’d struggle to remain unmoved by the rivers of raw emotion flowing through it. But pay attention to the tales of tough times and broken relationships that Goodwin is spinning and your heart feels like it’s been whacked with a cricket bat wrapped in a blanket. There are the nightmares and insomnia of Sea Songs; the quiet despair of the title track; the sighing resignation of Break Me Gently (there’s a clue in that title too); and the full-tilt blubfest of Cedar Room, with its chorus howl of “I tried to sleep alone, but I couldn’t do it”. Sure, there are “blue skies ahead” in the sumptuous The Man Who Told Everything, but only because its desperate character has just sold some life-wrecking secrets and is doing a runner to the airport.

To read the full article, click here.

A Doves Music Blog exclusive for you, I can finally reveal what the Williams brothers have been upto! For more info check out the Williams Brothers Brewery website! ;) Thanks to Caught By The River for the tip!

Xfm recap

On Monday Jimi was the special guest on the new Mary Anne Hobbs Xfm show Music: Response.  The show is available to listen to at Xfm on demand here. The interview starts 2 hours in.

During the interview Jimi spoke at length about his work on the Bird Effect with Ceri Levy. There is to be another Bird Effect performance for Ghosts of Gone Birds, this time in Shoreditch sometime in November. More on that as I get it!

Jimi also spoke about his ‘solo’ record which he hopes will sound like some mad mix tape! He has been working with Simon Dine, who is probably most known for producing the last couple Paul Weller records.

Of Course Mary Anne Hobbs asked Jimi about the status of Doves, again Jimi reiterated they are taking a break/hiatus whatever you want to call it. Jimi compiled a rather eccentric mix for the show which you can listen to below. The mix includes some of Jimi’s demos, spot them if you can!