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Listen: Radcliffe Radio Interview

Earlier this evening Doves chatted to BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe, they also played a couple acoustic numbers. A rather funny interview as always. Subjects covered, what the Cedar Room is about, dodgy music & insurance fraud!! 😉 They played Pounding & Snowden.

Listen to the show, no matter where you are in the world via the BBC iPlayer here.

Radcliffe and Maconie Show

Tune into the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio 2 tomorrow night (Tuesday) from 8pm to hear Doves talk about the Best Of and other stuff I’m sure. No word on if they are doing a wee session or not. Cheers to gibbo for the heads up!

Doves official website has been updated with some new summer festival shows announced. For all the info visit doves.net

Popmatters have posted up a good review of the Best Of.

Those singles remain the primary reason this compilation works so well, however. One of the smartest things about the first disc that might fly over the head of those who either buy the album on iTunes or purchase the CD solely to rip it is the sequencing. Instead of going chronologically, which would have clearly illustrated just how much stronger Doves’ first two albums clearly are, all 15 tracks are arranged according to feel, and as a result it becomes an even more compelling listening experience, bouncing from opener “There Goes the Fear”, to “Snowden”, to “Kingdom of Rust”, to “Catch the Sun” to the closer “The Cedar Room”. The idea to choose now to put out The Places Between might seem strange, but the music inside is revelatory, even if you’ve already been listening to Doves for the past decade. It’s the strongest best-of to come our way by a UK band since Pulp’s Hits, but unlike that venerable, dearly missed band, we have every reason to be optimistic about hearing more extraordinary music from Doves in the future.

To read the full review, click here.

The album dropped down to number 37 on the UK album chart for last week. The album is released tomorrow (Tuesday) in North America at all good record/digital stores.

Electric Proms: BBC TV & Radio Coverage

Many of you have been asking about the BBC’s coverage of the Electric Proms. The concert will be aired live on 6 Music, then highlights will be shown later on BBC Two. Here’s how the coverage on radio & TV will pan out:


1600 – 1900 | 6 Music
Steve Lamacq at BBC Electric Proms
Steve is live from Camden’s Roundhouse ahead of 6 Music’s Electric Proms show with Magazine and Doves, who Steve will be talking to along with guests Rick Wakeman and Jarvis Cocker.

1900 – 2100 | 6 Music Marc Riley: Magazine
Marc Riley presents Magazine live at the BBC Electric Proms.

21:00 – 00:00 | 6 Music
Gideon Coe: Doves
Gideon Coe presents Doves live at the BBC Electric Proms, plus Florence & the Machine and Metronomy.

23:20 – 00:05 |BBC Two
Doves
Manchester trio Doves perform an exciting collaboration with the London Bulgarian Choir.

There will also be coverage on the Red Button, with build up from this Saturday. Then footage from the gig will be up til October 31st. If there are any changes I will do my best to flag them up. So get those recorders out.. I will not be posting video/audio up for download or any links to other sites for download. There is always the possibility this could be released.

Expect full coverage on the blog! I have switched my work days to be able to hear/blog the show. Should be a good day/night wherever you are!

DOVES AT THE BBC

Doves now have their own section up on the Radio 2 section of the BBC website. You can read the excellent review of the album. Check out video/pictures and more related to the sessions doves are doing over the weekend for Lamacq & O’Leary.

Doves at Radio 2

 

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