Festivals

Radcliffe and Maconie Show

Tune into the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio 2 tomorrow night (Tuesday) from 8pm to hear Doves talk about the Best Of and other stuff I’m sure. No word on if they are doing a wee session or not. Cheers to gibbo for the heads up!

Doves official website has been updated with some new summer festival shows announced. For all the info visit doves.net

Popmatters have posted up a good review of the Best Of.

Those singles remain the primary reason this compilation works so well, however. One of the smartest things about the first disc that might fly over the head of those who either buy the album on iTunes or purchase the CD solely to rip it is the sequencing. Instead of going chronologically, which would have clearly illustrated just how much stronger Doves’ first two albums clearly are, all 15 tracks are arranged according to feel, and as a result it becomes an even more compelling listening experience, bouncing from opener “There Goes the Fear”, to “Snowden”, to “Kingdom of Rust”, to “Catch the Sun” to the closer “The Cedar Room”. The idea to choose now to put out The Places Between might seem strange, but the music inside is revelatory, even if you’ve already been listening to Doves for the past decade. It’s the strongest best-of to come our way by a UK band since Pulp’s Hits, but unlike that venerable, dearly missed band, we have every reason to be optimistic about hearing more extraordinary music from Doves in the future.

To read the full review, click here.

The album dropped down to number 37 on the UK album chart for last week. The album is released tomorrow (Tuesday) in North America at all good record/digital stores.

Win Hop Farm Tickets

Music Festival listings site, Virtual Festivals.com, currently has a competition to win tickets to this year’s Hop Farm Festival (featuring Doves).

Virtual Festivals.com

After the success of its inaugural year in 2008, The Hop Farm Festival is set to return in July as an extended three-day event. The event will be held on The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge in Kent, which is less than an hour from London and is set to bring the festival back to basics. With acts like Paul Weller, Pigeon Detectives, Florence & The Machine, Editors, Doves, Noah and the Whale, 2 Many DJs, Super Furry Animals, The Fratellis. It’s set to be an amazing 3 days of pure festival feeling, with no sponsorship, VIP areas or registration.

The closing date of the competition is June 25th. Click here to enter the competition. You will need to register at the site, prior to submitting your entry.

 

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