A BBC video profile of doves, which contains an interview with Andy & Jimi. Spoilers alert – If you don’t want any spoilage for the Electric Proms show, its best avoided! Jimi mentions a track they will be playing, that hasn’t ever been played live before as far as I’m aware. Correction:This track was indeed played live late 2005. I missed it obviously! :)
The video is only available to UK viewers! Non UK residents can watch the video here.
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:
1600 – 1900 | 6 Music 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 MusicMarc 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 Doves Manchester trio Doves perform an exciting collaboration with the London Bulgarian Choir.
There will also be coverage on the Red Button, with build up from this Saturday. Then footage from the gig will be up til October 31st. If there are any changes I will do my best to flag them up. So get those recorders out.. I will not be posting video/audio up for download or any links to other sites for download. There is always the possibility this could be released.
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!
Whilst browsing Piccadilly Records, I noticed they have started up their own blog. Check them out, one of the best record stores still standing! Whilst I will be missing the Electric Proms gig later this month by only a few days on my return to the UK on Holiday (I moved to Chicago last year) I shall take the consolation prize of visiting one of my favourite record stores (along with Beatin’ Rhythm) for the first time in ages. My favourite local record store back in my hometown sadly closed down a few years ago. Chicago still has a few decent independent stores still standing, though I do wonder how long they have left.
Doves play a show this Friday in Hatfield to open up the new students union music venue at the University of Herfordshire. Tickets are still available at the usual outlets, though are expected to sellout. As always, if you are attending, would love to hear from you with photos/setlist/review whatever you have.
If you were not lucky enough to get tickets, the BBC have confirmed they will be airing doves performance at Electric Proms with the London Bulgarian Choir on 6 Music.
Also performing on the night with doves will be Baluji Shrivastav, who played on the Kingdom Of Rust track Birds Flew Backwards.
Looking forward to hearing a new twist on the songs. You can imagine tracks such as Shadows Of Salford, Spellbound, The Sulphur Man & Satellites sounding great live with a choir. Not so easy to imagine tracks like Pounding with a choir. Should be a great night.
The BBC Electric Proms website is looking for some help from you all. Here’s what they have to say:
We’re trying to gather live memories from people who have seen Doves in the past and might remember some of their early or landmark gigs. I hoped you and the members of the Doves forum would be the right people to ask.
We would like short one sentence memories that will eventually go on display on Doves’ Electric Proms page and on the wall at the Roundhouse on the night of their gig.
Think you can help? You can post your response in the comments, email me, or post them on the thread at doves board here.
The BBC officially announced today doves will be part of the Electric Proms line-up this year.
Doves will play the London Roundhouse October 22nd. Tickets on sale tomorrow. Press waffle:
Choral arranger Avshalom Caspi will re-work Doves music, altering the arrangements for the 40-strong London Bulgarian choir at London’s Roundhouse on 22 October.
The band will also be joined by North Indian classical musician Baluji Shrivastav, who played on the album track Birds Flew Backwards.
“It is going to be really special,” said frontman Jimi Goodwin, adding: “The voices of the London Bulgarian Choir are just unbelievable, and it is brilliant just to get the chance to play the songs differently for the Roundhouse audience.”
Buy Tickets from this link tomorrow morning at 8am. The show will be broadcast on both BBC TV & Radio. More details as I have it.
Jimi chatted to Steve Lamacq backstage at Oyafest today and hinted the band would be playing this year’s Electric Proms, which usually takes place towards the end of October. Last year there were shows in Liverpool, as well as London.
More as we have it!
More importantly though, Jimi also made public the news that Andy is getting married on Saturday. All the very best to you Andy and the family! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.