Birmingham Review & Popmatters Interview

Thanks to LDC at doves board for pointing out this Birmingham review.

Tracks from the new album also got a good reaction probably because songs like Winter Hill, The Outsider and title track Kingdon of Rust do sound unmistakably Doves. Which is no bad thing.

To read the full review, click here.

Popmatters spoke to Jimi. Interesting article, if at times inaccurate.

To read the article, click here.

Canada’s Exclaim have wrote a small piece on doves.

Birmingham Setlist

Once again, As posted by Rosie/NLF at doves board

Birmingham, 17th April

Winter Hill
Almost Forgot
Kingdom of Rust
Black & White
The Outsiders
Caught By
Here It Comes
Last Broadcast
The Fear

I think its safe to presume the Brighton setlist was the same as this & Cambridge.

Review Round-Up #3

More reviews of both the single and album, which you may have missed over the last few days…

Sunday, Album Review:


WITH three equally impressive, idiosyncratic albums to their name already, the right fourth album could assure Doves’ rightful place as one of our most consistently exciting bands. Kingdom Of Rust explores a layered, adventurous terrain, with nods to Kraftwerk and funk in various places, thanks to Jimi Goodwin’s unique howl and a Sub Sub-esque groove. Opener Jetstream and the title track will be known to fans already, but it’s perhaps Winter Hill, 10.03, arranged by Chemical Brother Tom Rowlands and anthemic closer Lifelines that typify Kingdom Of Rust best, bustling with ambition.

Music Week (via California, Single Review:

Music Week

For a band who concentrate their attentions so much on texture and atmosphere, Doves have a canny knack of delivering a killer pop song to kick-start an album’s campaign. As with previous singles There Goes The Fear and Black And White Town, Kingdom Of Rust sounds like nothing else at the moment; a soft-focus jangly gem seemingly plucked from a Morricone-scored Western. Radio loves the track, with BBC, Absolute and Xfm stations showing support. Meanwhile, the band are midway through an extensive campaign of airplay sessions and are attracting interest from Channel Four, E4, Sky and a wealth of national press.

Daily Record, Single Review:

Daily Record

Doves – Kingdom Of Rust *** It’s been four years since Doves had their biggest hit Black And White Town. Since then, fellow northern English sadsacks Elbow have achieved crossover success. Let’s hope this jaunty Chris Rea-sounding upbeat tune helps the trio.

Birmingham Academy 2005

Thanks to Alice for the setlist!