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Andy Chooses Q The Music’s Wednesday "Track Of The Day"

Andy has chosen ‘Sea Within A Sea’ by The Horrors, to be Q The Music’s Wednesday “Track Of The Day”, as part of Doves’ role as guest editors of the website this week.

Q The Music.com

Andy Williams (Doves): “I love the darkness and atmosphere to this song. An inspired pairing of them & Geoff Barrow on production. I love the arpeggio synths, echoes of Joy Division and New Order. A really brave record.”

Andy Writes About Some Cities At Q The Music.com

There’s more Doves content at Q The Music.com, where Doves are guest editors all this week.

Today, Andy recounts the making of 2005’s Some Cities album.

Q The Music.com

Jez Williams (Doves): “I also remember a writing session before recording in this really knackered old farmhouse near Snowdon where, guess what, we wrote Snowden (was a working title that stuck). The place had no heating or carpets and the bed sheets looked like they hadn’t been changed in 12 months, old pubes all over the place. It was like something out of Withnail And I!!”

To read more, visit the site, here.

There’s also a new feature, posted today, listing some acts associated with Doves. To read the feature, click here.

Andy & Jimi Interviewed By TalkSport Magazine

The irreverent online sports fanzine, TalkSports Magazine, has a rather humourous video interview with Andy & Jimi; discussing their love of Manchester City football club, Rick Wakeman and escaping from rival teams’ supporters…

Jimi seems a tad “merry”…

Click here to view the video.

Andy Interviewed By Dublin Evening Herald

Here’s an interesting interview with Andy from the Dublin Evening Herald; which reveals (amongst other things) that ‘House Of Mirrors’ was partly composed by accident!

The Evening Herald

“House Of Mirrors nearly didn’t make it on to the album because we couldn’t end it. Fortunately, Dan [Austin] was messing around with Pro Tools in the studio, and accidentally put the verse vocals over the chorus music.

“We all heard it and said ‘That’s it! How did we not think of that?’ That’s where technology can really help you out.”

To read the full interview, click here.

Andy Writes About Lost Souls At Q The Music.com

Doves’ guest editorship of Q The Music.com this week, continues apace. Today’s Doves feature is Andy’s recollections of creating the Lost Souls album.

Q The Music.com

…By this time the studio fire had happened in our first studio in Ancoats, Manchester and as we were signed to Rob Gretton’s label he suggested renting New Order’s Cheetham Hill studio off them. This was where the bulk of the album was recorded. We really did lock ourselves away for 3 to 4 years until we discovered how we wanted to sound, it was a pretty oppressive place with no windows and thieves trying to break in!

To read more, visit the site, here.

New Interview Video At NME.com

NME.com has today posted a new interview video with Jimi and Andy.

NME.com

Doves have revealed that the making of their new album was almost like “therapy”.

The group, who release their fourth album ‘Kingdom Of Rust’ today (April 6), said it helped them get through some dark times.

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM lead singer Jimi Goodwin said: “Going to work was helpful and therapy sometimes to get through some not so good times in some of our lives.”

The band also admitted writing tracks for the record wasn’t always easy.

Goodwin admitted: “This one [album] just took a bit longer to understand what we were trying to achieve after being in a band together for 18, 19 years.”

He continued: “I mean none of us have fallen out, we still get on really well it’s just we just had to make sure the chemistry was still there between us, and it was, but it just took a bit of prising out and wrestling with a bit more this time.”

To view the interview, click here.

Incidentally, NME TV’s Weekly Agenda feature advises its viewers to purchase the album – and the hosts state that they will have live footage of Doves on NME.com soon. You can view the video by visiting this link.

 

Doves Lost Souls Interview

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