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Archive: Nottingham Rock City 2002

If there’s a better band than Doves in Nottingham all this week I’ll abseil naked down Nottingham Castle

I’ve had tons of requests for live doves from 2002. So here is a gig from Nottingham’s Rock City, the band did for Radio One’s “One Live In Nottingham”. The band had just returned from Paris playing in front of 170 odd people, so they seemed quite chuffed to be playing a packed out Rock City. I was at this gig myself, it was a brilliant night.

Earlier in the day, I was lucky enough to attend a open session interview the band did live on Radio One with Jo Whiley. The interview is still archived on the BBC site here. Some interesting questions about Sub Sub, chosing doves as the band name, the videos and more. Check out the awesome quality, so 2002!

Here’s a BBC One review of the show:

Matt Bingham: “Doves took the roof off with what can only be described as a blinding set. By the encore I was ready to kneel down and pay homage at the feet of one of the best live bands around. If there’s a better band live in Nottingham all this week I’ll abseil naked down Nottingham Castle.”

BBC Nottingham Review of the show:

After an introduction from a scrawny Steve ‘Lurpack‘, The Doves (with Jimi pulling funny faces and looking suave in blazer and jeans) strolled onto a glowing red and purple stage, and after a small technical hiccup, began with ‘Pounding’.

The four of them looked quite at home up there, in front of their backdrop of a huge video screen, which, during the course of the night, probably played every video they’ve ever done.

Candy cane coloured lights (very white stripes!) shone into the crowd during ‘There goes the fear’, which got almost half the crowd jumping away madly.

Halfway through the track, Jimi suddenly swapped his microphone for a small drum kit and together with the drummer, they belted out a stomping rhythm.

Bright green neon lights lead into ‘Sea song’, which comprised the mesmerising backdrop of a surf video, and Jez’s wailing vocals.

Jimi tells us they’ve just played to a minuscule 174 people in France, and that ‘this place is ****** jammed – it’s quite refreshing‘!’.

’Rise‘, ‘Words’ and ‘NY’ followed, and then, to a clapping crowd, a rendition of ‘Satellites‘.

To read the full review click here.

The BBC did not air the full show. Notablely they cut out the Cedar Room & Spaceface among others. To download to the show, click here.

Archive: Doves at Glastonbury 2009 (Edited Highlights)

The BBC have yet to broadcast Doves’ full set from this year’s Glastonbury festival, and it’s entirely possible that it may never be broadcast in full.

A programme of edited highlights (which has also been made available to UK viewers via the BBC’s website) was screened via interactive digital TV, early Saturday morning. It excludes a number of performances; some of which we will be able to upload over the next few days (namely ’10:03′, ‘The Outsiders’ and ‘Here It Comes’).

Doves at Glastonbury 2009

Click here to download the programme of edited highlights.

The video is an Xvid-encoded MPEG4 AVI file which should be standalone-compatible with most new DVD or AV players which are equipped to play DivX files.

Archive: Doves Live At BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend – Audio

Click here for audio from the full set of Doves’ recent performance at Radio 1’s free Big Weekend festival. It’s been split into nine separate tracks, volume-tweaked a little, encoded to VBR-0 MP3, tagged and zipped.

Enjoy!

Archive: Doves Live At BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend

Here’s a video of the full set from Doves’ performance at BBC Radio One’s free Big Weekend festival.

Doves at BBC Radio One's Big Weekend

We’ve split the file into four parts to make it easier to download. You will need Winrar installed, to join the four parts together and extract the AVI.

Download Part One
Download Part Two
Download Part Three
Download Part Four

The video is an Xvid-encoded MPEG4 AVI file which should be standalone-compatible with most new DVD or AV players which are equipped to play DivX files.

Archive: Black And White Town Live At Big Weekend

Doves performed at BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend earlier today. The full set hasn’t yet been televised on any BBC TV channel, but it’s possible that this may occur over the next seven days.

Their performance of ‘Black And White Town’ has been broadcast by BBC3, earlier this evening. Check the schedule in our sidebar for further planned television broadcasts.

Doves at BBC Radio One's Big Weekend

Click here to download a video of the performance.

The video is an Xvid-encoded MPEG4 AVI file which should be standalone-compatible with most new DVD or AV players which are equipped to play DivX files.

Archive: Xfm Radio, Doves Residency

Jimi and Andy of Doves recently hosted their own show for Xfm Radio in the U.K., playing an hour of their favourite music, every Sunday during the month of April.

Due to copyright restrictions, we were unable to record, upload and share these shows.

However, after a bit of investigation, it’s become apparent that the shows are available to download directly from Xfm’s third-party servers.

Here are the direct links to Xfm’s archives:

Doves Xfm Residency, Week One
Doves Xfm Residency, Week Two
Doves Xfm Residency, Week Three
Doves Xfm Residency, Week Four

Windows users should right-click the links and choose ‘Save As’.

Note that they’re not playing their own records!

To reiterate, we have not copied or distributed these shows elsewhere. These links point directly towards files which are publically accessible via Xfm’s own archives.

Archive: BBC Radio One, Session Obsession

We still have more live recordings from the past month to bring you, but as a change of pace, here’s Andy discussing the records which influenced him, with BBC Radio One’s Session Obsession. I’m unsure of the original broadcast date, but I’m guessing it was just after the release of The Last Broadcast.

Click here to download the archived MP3.

Please note that the MP3 file is of low-quality, due to it being transcoded from its original lossy source.

Archive: BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends Show, April 4th 2009

Doves performed a semi-acoustic version of Kingdom Of Rust, on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends show, broadcast April 4th. The show will no longer be available to “listen again” via the BBC’s iPlayer, after today.

Click here to download a zip file containing an archived MP3.

Please note that the MP3 file is of low-quality, due to it being transcoded from its original lossy source.

Archive: XFM Xposure Show, March 31st 2009

Jimi and Andy recently gave a track by track commentary of each track from the Kingdom Of Rust album, to XFM DJ John Kennedy, on XFM Radio’s Xposure show, broadcast March 31st.

Click here to download a zip file containing archived MP3s.

Please note that the MP3 files are of low-quality due to their being transcoded from their original lossy source.

Archive: Steve Lamacq and Dave Berry Shows, March 28th 2009

BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq show, broadcast last Monday, will no longer be available to “listen again” via the BBC’s iPlayer, after today.

Click here to download a zip file containing archived MP3s.

The zip file also contains XFM Radio London’s Dave Berry show, also broadcast last Monday.

Please note that the MP3 files are of low-quality due to their being transcoded from their original lossy source.

 

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