You may recall last year doves.net ran a photo competition. The band picked out a couple winners, head over to the official doves website forum to see news of the competition winners. The band have made full use of the pictures on the new look site, so even if you didn’t win, your picture may be featured on the site.
The response to yesterday’s Senana post was pretty good, cheers to those of you who wrote. Got a number of requests for the Sub Sub albums & tracks such as Spaceface. I wont be uploading the albums sorry. The band may decide to release these someday, so out of respect for that, I wont ever be sharing those on the blog. Though to be honest, there not that hard to find online anyways.
Spaceface is available to buy on the Hacienda Classics compilation album (pictured) that was released a few years back. Available to buy at all good CD/online mp3 stores.
Tracks such as Ain’t No Love & Past are also available to buy on various CDs/download stores.
Ok back to present day doves.. A few of you have noticed I started a Picasa gallery. Its very much an early work in progress, but your welcome to take a look.
The setlist from last night’s Bingley show submitted by gibbo1968. Gibbo took a ton of pictures at the show, some of which can be viewed over at the official site gallery. Gibbo also took some video, which I will flag up when there ready.
Keep your eye open for some exciting doves news this week!
The doves.net fan photo competition deadline has been extended until doves.net is back online. So you have a wee while to get your entry in! Have a go, you wont get a better chance to be able to photograph doves from the press pit and backstage. How cool would that be? All the details you need are below.
From The Front Row | Exclusive Fan Photo Competition
We’re not necessarily looking for photos of the band playing live (although those would be great too!) more of photos that sum up the essence of going to a Doves gig. If that’s a picture of you and your mates waiting with anticipation (and beer) for the gig to begin or of the crowd around you pogoing along to ‘Pounding’ then that’s absolutely spot-on. What we’re planning to do is put together a gallery of images that best sum up the touring experience of ‘Kingdom of Rust’ so far.
But that’s not all. Oh, no. For Jimi, Jez & Andy will then pick one single image which they like the best and that lucky photographer will win the chance to photograph the band from the press pit and backstage on one of the band’s forthcoming UK tour dates. How’s that for a competition prize? Pretty nifty, huh?!
To enter the competition all you need to do is send your photos (maximum of 5 photos per person) to the following email address (email@example.com). Doves.net is not looking for the most professional shots. As long as it fills the oh-so-simple criteria of summing up the spirit of a Doves gig then it’s good for us!
Here we have another review of the Delamere Forest show. This time from gibbo1968 , who previously submitted his photos & videos of the show to the blog, which you can view here. Gibbo wrote this review originally for u2.com.
Me,mrs gibbo and mulls ventured into the forest at the weekend to see Doves again(this was my 3rd Doves gig of the year).
I know I keep bangin on about them but they are just a great band that are so underrated it’s scandalous.I have Kingdom of rust on constant play,it’s my album of the year and yes I am starting to lean towards Doves more than U2,which although alarming is justified,anyway about the gig.
We ambled down to the arena set in a clearing in the forest with a banked hillside full of picnickers,deckchairs and kids.Jimi quoted during the gig it was like a creche,certainly the widest ranging audience of any gig i’ve been to.
We positioned ourselves on the rail andy’s side and watched support band Delphic,never heard of them but they were actually quite good,on first glance they were like A.N.other skinny indie kid band but sounded like New order/Kraftwerk with an indie edge.Check out their myspace page http://www.myspace.com/delphic
On to the main event and tour opener Jetstream kicks off as usual with(corny I know) a jet coming in to land on the video screen in the background.It’s a kraftwerk tinged belter that opened the album and sets the mood for the rest of the gig.There’s so many layers and styles to Doves songs from country rock Kingdom of rust to melancholy of The last broadcast,chilled out vibe of Almost forgot myself and Cedar room,motown/soul influenced Here it comes,all out dance rock of Black and white town and Pounding to the set closer and rave blast from the past pre Doves incarnation sub sub choon Space face.
So they cover all bases really so go and check ’em out PLEASE! if only for Cedar room alone which was my highlight of the evening.
If you are planning on seeing doves at Glastonbury this Friday and you fancy writing a review, we would love to hear from you. Just email us your review here. We will post all reviews submitted to us. More on doves at Glastonbury coming later this week. Including some live footage from previous Glastonbury sets.
doves board regular and friend of the blog, gibbo1968 took some great pictures from his front row position at the Delamere show. You can see the album set at flickr here. You can also check out the full videos gibbo took of Jetstream & Here lt Comes here.
Fan favourite The Cedar Room found its way back into the set towards the end of the North American tour. The performance at Delamere was the first performance in the UK since the Royal Festival Hall show Sept 08. Watch the stunning Delamere rendition below, thanks to moorlander55
Next stop on the road for doves, will be the MTV studios for a live session on the 22nd. Then its off to Glastonbury for doves seventh appearance at the festival.