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.
Tune into the Radcliffe
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.
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:
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
Manchester trio Doves perform an exciting collaboration with the London Bulgarian Choir.
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!