The Line of Best Fit Doves Interview
This is a thoroughly enjoyable read as Ed Nash spoke to entire band. They cover various topics from the very start, meeting at the Hacienda right up to the present day. Here’s a wee hilarious snippet, discussing the very first Doves “show” in the US..
Doves’ first US tour in 2001
Jimi: Most of that tour was on the proper American gig circuit, but our first gig night in America was a bit dodgy. We were flown into the middle of nowhere in Florida, because Coldplay had pulled out of this gig.
Jez: When we got there, we knew why they pulled out! Apparently, they had the flu.
Andy: It was a music convention and weren’t too happy that our first gig was a music biz thing. We were told ‘With all the radio people there, if you play this there’s a good likelihood you could sell up to a million records.’ We were told a lot of bullshit basically. There was hardly anyone there and you could see people in the kitchen making burgers while we were onstage.
Jimi: We had to get changed in the kitchen, because that was our dressing room.
Jez: It was like in the film Casino, where people are in the back getting their tuxedos on and I still look back at that with a kind of fondness. We had this guy saying, ‘This is the difference between selling one record and a million if you play tonight!’- at the equivalent of Burger King.
Andy: The rest of the tour was amazing though.
Give the rest of the interview a read here.