He sounded in good spirits but speaking quite fast and despite my ninja notetaking skillz I can only paraphrase the thing.There was nothing really new, just a few snippets about next year.
The interviewer was asking when was the last time they had played the cockpit and Jez said in was in 2000 and he seemed quite surprised it was nearly 10 years ago, he also mentioned that they like playing in small places where you can see the ‘whites of eyes and the sweat drips off the ceiling’!
He was asked about his highlight of 2009 and he said headlining the John Peel tent at Glastonbury,
The interviewer then asked about the making of KOR …and it was the usual about how long it had taken, and the different sounds …Sub Sub was mentioned, and how they’d enjoyed picking up keyboards again.
Also how they wanted it to sound like a good dj-ing set I think ..ie making sure all the tracks fitted together despite all sounding quite different and that it had taken them nearly 3 weeks to decide the order of the album.The last song to go on was Greatest Denier ….there was something here about writing a song specifically to fit in with the others that were already on the album , but I didn’t quite catch it.
There was something about Norman Cook and masks, but again I didn’t quite catch that!
They talked about plans for next year and Jez said they were already pencilled in for some festivals in the summer but he wasn’t allowed to say which ones yet, and the compilation album, out in April, which will contain some ‘rarities’ and 3 brand new songs that they will be going into the studio to record in January.
Finally, he asked whether, as they’d been together so long,whether Doves had any Christmas traditions and Jez said they always used to have a Christmas curry, but they hadn’t been for about 3 years, so he might have to ‘reinstate it’.
That’s about all I can remember/made notes about …hopefully it’ll be up on their site at some point as it’s a good listen and they played House of Mirrors in the middle of it
Thanks allot Liz! Some nice info there. Here’s hoping the best of is spread over two discs. Disc one with all the favourites and the second featuring all the new stuff/rarities. Though probably wishful thinking?
Best seat in the house? Looks pretty good to me. Also there taking shots was Brendan Docherty. You can view his flickr gallery here.
The NME Blrub about it:
Doves are set play a free gig in Leeds on December 14.
The band will warm up for their giant homecoming at Manchester Central at an intimate gig organised by NME Radio.
The band will play the NME Radio presents adidas House Party gig at the city’s Cockpit venue and tickets can be claimed for free in the run up to the show.
To get in, fans have to head to the new JD sports shop at Core Shopping Centre on December 12 or 13 where members of the NME Radio team will be giving away 100 free tickets.Tickets will be handed out on a first come, first served basis. Head to NME.COM/adidas for more details.