Glastonbury Interview & Audio

To see this picture in much better quality and others like it, visit the BBC’s Glastonbury website here.

doves spoke to the Guardian’s Alex Needham yesterday, before taking the stage. You can listen to the rather hilarious interview here.

To settle the argument. We have it that doves have played Glastonbury seven times, including last night. Here’s what we have:

1998: New Bands Tent
1999: The Other Stage Opened
2000: New Bands Tent Headline
2002: Pryamid Stage late Friday afternoon
2003: The Other Stage Headline Sunday Night
2005: Pryamid Stage Friday Night
2009: John Peel Stage Headline Friday Night

All of doves performances except 1998, were broadcast by the BBC. Including last night’s performance:

Thanks to gibbo1968, here are ten tracks as aired live on BBC Radio. Video will follow over the coming days.

Jimi Interviewed For Guardian Music Weekly Podcast

This week’s Music Weekly podcast at The Guardian, features a brief interview with Jimi…

Jimi Goodwin, the main man of Doves. Ahead of their fourth album, Kingdom of Rust, he talks about the trials of recording, the importance of place and their confluence of influences. Though he does it in far more pleasant language.

To download the podcast, right-click and save this link. To subscribe to future Guardian Music Weekly podcasts, the XML feed is here.


The Guardian music blog has put up an interesting post, talking about doves four year absence. The writer also states that Kingdom Of Rust is doves best record to date. Click the rather weird photo shopped picture that is featured on the article.

Visit the amazon digital download store to get a audio preview of the acoustic version of Kingdom of Rust. Thanks BlackEyedAngel!

Check out these awesome pictures taken by board member rabidbee, taken at the Middlesbrough Empire Show. Great pictures!


The major press reviews are now starting to appear. The Guardian have posted a review of the album. A good review it is, click here to read it.

The Guardian also posted a five star review of the Warrington gig. Click here to read the review.