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Doves condemn modern music culture

Jimi talked to BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat about getting old, being beaten to number one by Lady Gaga and the industry’s ‘unreasonable expectations’ for new bands.

Doves’ Jimi Goodwin has condemned the speed at which the music industry promotes new music.

Speaking to Newsbeat he said: “The thirst for new music is overlooking a lot of things and there’s not a lot of time for bands to nurture and develop. We didn’t get good for years or reach a place where we wanted to be.”

He added: “We were very lucky that we were allowed to do that.”

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Swindon Review

The Swindon Advertiser has reviewed doves performance at today’s Radio One’s Big Weekend:

THE Doves were given the bird after being introduced on stage by of all things, a chicken – or maybe it was dove!

For fans of Doves, this was a wonderful showcase where they played many of their favourite songs, however the audience at the In New Music We Trust stage filtered away at the end, as news reached that Kasabian were playing on the main stage.

Doves ended their set with a percussion performance which provided a lively finish.

Doves were formed after brothers Jez and Andy Williams met their long lost schoolmate Jimi Goodwin on a lost weekend in the Hacienda, and did the decent thing… they formed a band! Their brand of music was very much like Coldplay and Travis.

James Williams, 18, from Lancaster, said: “The Doves are bloomin’ awesome. I have seen them three times before and whenever I hear them live they always steal the show.”

His girlfriend, Chloe Ronson, 17, from Pinehurst, was celebrating her birthday. “This was the best birthday present I could have received.

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: 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.