Contact Music Lincoln Live Review today put up a positive review of the Lincoln Engine Shed show, though apparently the crowd were a bit crap..

In recent shows the Doves have been kicking their set list with ‘Jetstream’ but tonight is different, tonight is gearing up for the big one and they kick off with a perfect rendition of ‘House Of Mirrors’ flowed quickly through into ‘Caught By The River’ showcasing that the band are equally comfortable with both their new and old material. Sadly it seems that the crowd is somewhat less enthusiastic, and yet the band still carry on with hit after a hit (and with that I’m not saying a no1, just a quality tune). ‘Pounding’ sounds so immense and then ’10:03′ gives Jimi Goodwin a chance to bellow his vocals out over the music, which sounds effortless.

Yet there is still nothing from the subdued Lincoln crowd, but that doesn’t seem to deter this Manc trio as they finish off their set with a bit of a surprise in the shape of ‘The Cedar Room’ and after this lack luster reaction from the crowd you wonder if the Jimi and friends are actually going to come back and do the encore?

To read the full review, click here.

Review Round-Up #4

A couple more reviews of the album, which you may have missed over the last few days…

Contact, Album Review:


Let’s be clear from the outset – this is a brilliant record. The best Doves record yet, binding the best elements of their past into a complete statement that insists upon something new and inspiring. ‘Kingdom of Rust’ mixes the bedsit misery that provided the palette for Doves debut with the spacy, anthemic feel of ‘The Last Broadcast’, and builds upon the maturity of ‘Some Cities’, finally signalling the culmination of Doves’ sound with crashing authority. Weaving in, out and through different genres and sonic templates with alarming expertise, Doves effortlessly absorb prog, folk, funk, rock, psychedelia and even hip hop into their armoury in way that cements the record as something special, and exposes other recent indie explorations, especially those involving a conspicuous-but-tenuous link to afrobeat and funk, as clear frauds.

To read the full review, click here. p.s… I think they like it!

Digital Spy, Album Review:

Digital Spy

Album closer ‘Lifeline’ is Doves’ finest achievement to date – heart-breaking, euphoric and humongous are just a few adjectives that spring to mind. “Somebody’s giving in, but I’m not,” howls Goodwin during the crescendo, managing to sound both forlorn and defiant in the same hearty growl.

To read the full review, click here.