Blue Water Live at the Manchester Ritz

Doves official youtube channel: Video of Doves performing Blue Water at the Manchester Ritz back in November 2000.

Also uploaded onto the channel is a 10 minute Doves album megamix.

The Story of Lost Souls

Spinner has uploaded a video about the making of Lost Souls. Some good footage, including some rare shots of the HMV rooftop gig. The title mentions its part 1 of 4 which spans doves career, will let you know when more vids are up.

EDIT: Spinner have since restricted the video to UK only. But fear not the video will be available to watch on the new look doves.net any day now along with other exclusive videos.

NME Best Tracks Of The Decade

I’m pleased to report (even though these lists are rubbish) that there are two doves tracks in the NME’s top 100 tracks of the decade countdown. Without further to do..

38 The Cedar Room

The Manchester band’s debut single

The longest song on Doves’ mesmerising debut album ‘Lost Souls’ represents the true essence of what this most unassumingly special of British bands are all about. A constant live favourite, it creeps along at a lovely, stoned pace, ever so slowly evolving into a classic piece of colourful psychedelia that even the most addled of ’60s acid-heads would be immensely proud of.
They made much more concise, accessible pop records than this throughout their careers, but never have Jimi Goodwin’s lot sounded as mesmerizingly beautiful as they do here. A dark, brooding, slice of 6am perfection that takes you to places you need to go. HM

24 There Goes The Fear

A proper epic, and the band’s finest moment

The near seven-minute mournful masterpiece remains one of the most cherished UK tracks of the decade, by one of our best bands of the era, being one of those tunes that is both sad and uplifting at the same time. NME writers loved it enough to vote it the song of 2002. Nuff said. AW

For the full list, visit NME.com

Five Albums You Might’ve Missed

An article featuring Lost Souls found at examiner.com

Doves –Lost Souls (Astralwerks 2000)

Atmospheric with a groove, The Doves were originally a trance group who luckily took to rock instruments. Sounding like a funkier Radiohead combined with the bells and whistles of The Beatles, the band put together a spacey opus with Lost Souls. Opening with an effects-laden instrumental “Firesuite” which segways into an organ heavy, Snatch-like “Here It Comes” the Doves lead the listener on an interstellar journey of sorts. “Catch The Sun” however proved that the band was capable of writing some fine straight ahead rock (This song would later be covered by Jamie Cullum). Never huge in the US, Last Souls was a dreamy slab of shoegaze rock gone right that far too few heard.

BBC Studios, London

BBC Studio’s, London (Jo Whiley’s Lunchtime Social) Radio 1

June 23rd 2000

BBC Radio 1 FM Recording.


The Cedar Room

Triple J, ABC, Australia

Triple J, ABC, Australia (Live at the Wireless)

June 19th 2000

FM Recording. Tracks used as b-sides.


The Man Who Told Everything
The Cedar Room