Jez on the possiblity of a new doves album:
I think if there is another Doves album – and we’re not sure at this moment whether there will be or not – we won’t be staring at a blank canvas, but we’ve got some really strong ideas in front of us,” he says.
“It was a very slow process to be honest, and I think we were looking for some kind of direction – but something different for us – we didn’t really know what we were looking for.
“There’s a lot of material lying around – some of it finished and some of it just sparks of ideas. If it’s possible and we get some time when we get back, we’ll start going through it.”
Jez on the band’s plans for 2010..
While this news is disastrous for fans of the band, Williams let slip plans to release a greatest hits of Doves early next year, which will include two new songs.
“There’s talk of us putting a best-of out next year and then we’ll start touring on that,” Williams says.
“It’s a bit of a luxury, really, after putting out four albums but we’re going to write some new songs for it or have a look at some of the material we’ve already got.”
For those who missed the band’s recent east coast tour, all is not lost. The band had planned a more extensive tour of Australia, which would take in all major cities and, despite this having fallen through, Williams says the band will return to Australia next year – following the release of Doves’ best-of and perhaps a live experience for fans to own for themselves, in the form of a live album.
“We might do that as well, seeing as how we’ve recorded every single gig on the UK tour,” he says.
“There is talk of a live album. But we’ll be back in Australia for a more extensive tour – possibly for the best-of.”
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Interesting news! Personally, I think a greatest hits album/tour is great news for next year! The band deserve to go out and celebrate the past decade of hard work, which brought us four brilliant albums.
The debate begins, what needs to go on the greatest hits lp..