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Edinburgh Edge Festival

The Line up for the Edinburgh Edge festival is due to be announced at 12pm today. The Scotsman says Doves are part of the line-up, the festival takes place in August. The Edge Festival was previously known as T on the Fringe.. Doves took part in the 2002 festival at a fantastic sold out Edinburgh Corn Exchange which I wrote about here. The first time I saw Peter Kay on stage!

More concrete info as I have it.

Edit: Gig will take place at the HMV Picture house on August 8th. Tickets priced £18.50 on sale at 9:30am tomorrow.

All the info now up at the Edge Festival website.

Doves Concert Attendee Has Swine Flu

The BBC has reported that the Scottish Government has named a Doves fan as a victim of the ongoing swine flu epidemic.

Iain Askham of Polmont, near Falkirk, attended the Doves concert at the Edinburgh Picture House on April 23rd, two days after returning from his honeymoon in Mexico.

To read the full story, click here.

Get well soon, Iain!!!

Edinburgh Setlist & Pictures

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by doves board regular Alice

Jetstream
Snowden
Winter Hill
Rise
Pounding
Almost Forgot Myself
10:03
Words
The Greatest Denier
Kingdom Of Rust
Last Broadcast
Black And White Town
Compulsion
The Outsiders
Caught By The River
Northenden
There Goes The Fear

To set was cut short due to Andy being ill, hence the next show in Leeds was canceled.

Edinburgh Picture House

Doves played the Edinburgh Picture House for the first time tonight. Sounds like the gig went well. Though Jimi, announced Andy wasn’t feeling too good tonight, so the set was slightly shorter than usual. Here It Comes was not played, The Last Broadcast was moved to the main set, leaving just a two song encore Northenden/The Fear. Kudos to Andy for soldiering on. Get well soon!

Thanks to McGrivvy at doves board for the set info.


Edinburgh, Corn Exchange 2005

Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Febuary 22nd.

Support: Hal

First show of the year. Crowd were still getting to know the new songs, as the album came out the day before.

Setlist

Snowden
Words
NY
Black & White Town
Sea Song
Sky Starts Falling
One Of These Days
Caught By The River
Almost Forgot Myself
Last Broadcast
Darker
Pounding
Where We’re Calling From
Ambition
The Cedar Room
———
Firesuite
Here It Comes
There Goes The Fear

Reviews:

Independent

Of the contingent of bands earning their fame and fortune by keeping the heart of portentous Nineties Mancunian rock beating, Doves are certainly one of the most lovable.

Of the contingent of bands earning their fame and fortune by keeping the heart of portentous Nineties Mancunian rock beating, Doves are certainly one of the most lovable. Actually hailing from Manchester weighs heavily in the trio’s favour, but then being more strident than Coldplay, more exciting than Embrace and more relevant today than The Charlatans all contribute to their current success as much as matters of geography.

But Doves are neither as wildly inspiring as The Stone Roses nor as forcefully bound for a place in the national consciousness as Oasis. They spent many nights dancing at the Haçienda 15 years ago and made an early imprint on dance culture in a musically featherweight past guise as Sub Sub. With such experience behind them, it would be a disappointment to find a band making music without any real sense of identity to claim as their own.

Now on to their acclaimed third album, Some Cities, Doves have fortunately maintained a cohesive vision of their musical persona that can be traced through Lost Souls and The Last Broadcast right up to the present day. As the titles suggest, theirs is a doom-laden world view of epic struggle and personal triumph set to the appropriate soundtrack. Unlike even Oasis, who have always had a flair for bombast, there shall doubtless never be a comedy album-filler about lasagne or package holidays from Doves.

That is both their strength and their downfall. Despite admitting to first-night nerves and thanking the crowd for their huge response, Jimi Goodwin – along with his bandmates, the brothers Jez and Andy Williams – gave a performance that, by and large, gripped the attention. Doves, like many acts today, are an “album band”, yet they interspersed their few big singles throughout the set to keep things exciting for anyone without an intimate knowledge of their back catalogue.

Not just for the response but for the quality of music, those were the high points of the evening. The recent single “Black and White Town”, “Pounding” and the aspirational closer, “There Goes the Fear”, all follow a roughly similar blueprint – Andy Williams hammering out a steady drumbeat, over which is painted a rousing chorus and guitar line. It’s the definitive Doves sound, and it characterises some lesser known tracks, such as “Here It Comes”, during which Andy stepped out from behind his drum kit to sing vocals, while energising archive footage of light-footed Northern Soul dancers at Wigan Casino unfolded in the background.

Yet where the band stray from the formula – for example, with the pastoral “Caught by the River” or the vaguely prog-rock-ish “Firesuite” – they do threaten to induce a loss of attention and a walk to the bar. It doesn’t happen often, certainly not often enough to say that they don’t put on a fine show… but perhaps just enough to say they’re not ready to join the queue of hometown greats to which they aspire quite yet.

Edinburgh, Corn Exchange 2002

Edinburgh Corn Exchange, August 22nd 2002 “T On The Fringe”.

Support: Magnet

Notes I wrote in my gig book at the time:

Heard the band soundcheck The Sulphur Man before the gig.

Peter Kay introduced the band saying “You do know your all missing out on tonight’s episode of Phoenix Nights” to which the crowd responded with massive cheer! Massive gig, crowd were well up for it. After the amazing shows at the Glasgow Barras & Manc Academy back in May.. Doves have landed! Now onto the Winter tour starting in Newcastle November 18th.

Setlist

Pounding
There Goes The Fear
Sea Song
Words
Rise
The Sulphur Man
Friday’s Dust
New York
Satellites
Caught By The River
The Man Who Told Everything
Catch The Sun
—-
Here It Comes
The Cedar Room

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