Forever Heavenly – Royal Festival Hall

Doves played the Forever Heavenly birthday party at London’s Royal Albert Hall.


NME Review:

Doves up next, were returning to the live scene after more than two years away from gigging action.

The band graced the stage without verbal introduction, greeting the audience by playing opener ‘Firesuite’.

They went on to play songs from their Nationwide Mercury Prize-nominated album, 2000’s ‘Lost Souls’, included ‘Sea Song’, ‘Break Me Gently’ and ‘Rise’.

The band also delved into their previous two records, 2002’s ‘The Last Broadcast’ and 2005’s ‘Some Cities’, playing ‘Pounding’, ‘Snowdon’ and ‘Caught By The River’. The latter song was affectionately dedicated to lead singer Jimi Goodwin’s father.

Doves used the opportunity to try out a handful of new songs, playing ‘Winter Hill’, ‘Jetstream’, ‘Kingdom Of Rust’ and ‘The Outsiders’, all contenders for inclusion on the band’s forthcoming new album.

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