Guy Garvey

Garvey’s Doves sly

Speaking of Guy Garvey, this appeared on teletext (RIP!) today..

Guy Garvey has admitted teasing Doves, after they lost out on the No 1 album spot by just six sales.

Kingdom Of Rust entered the album chart at No 2 in April, narrowly missing out to Lady GaGa’s The Fame.

Garvey told PS: “Doves is one of my albums of 2009. But, when I heard how close they were to No 1, I bought six albums and posted them to Jimi with a note saying ‘Sorry these are late.'”

Gotta laugh! Though maybe Jimi be best asking Guy how many number one (or number two for that matter!) albums Elbow have had! ;)

Buddy Guy & Jimi – Coming At You

Not a great deal going on in doves world. Though whilst in Borders yesterday, I took a quick peek at the current issue of Q magazine. I would have bought it and scanned the article for the blog, but the .95 price tag put me off.

Q rated Kingdom Of Rust, the 11th best album of the year. They did a short Q&A with Jimi, the question of note – Q asked if doves would go away for a few years. Jimi replied that he didn’t know right now, but he is interested in doing something with Guy Garvey. I assume not just bird watching! If anyone wants to donate a scan of the article for the blog, drop me line, that would be great. Otherwise, just take my word for it. :)

Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour Replay

Some of you may recall, a couple of years back Jimi let Guy Garvey air a demo on his Finest Hour radio show. The track was called Devils In The Detail. As Guy is currently in the US with Elbow, the show this past Sunday was a “highlights package” thing. So if you missed Devils In The Detail first time around, then here is your chance to hear it again legit on the bbc iPlayer. You have until Sunday!

Go to the BBC iPlayer here (its available to anyone outside the UK too) then fast forward to 1.18 into the show, for the feature demo heaven. Check out the jingle also sung by Jimi! Listen to Jimi & Guy waffle on, before Guy plays the track around 1.24. Of course I never bootlegged this first time around, not sure how it got on my ipod! :)


ps: If you are in the US, Don’t forget Elbow are on Letterman tonight!

Guy Garvey Gives Props To Doves

In an interview with the Manchester Evening News, discussing his Ivor Novello Award nomination, Elbow frontman Guy Garvey has stated that Doves deserve wider recognition.

Manchester Evening News

“We’ve had such a good year, we’ve been so lucky,” he says. “Next year I want to see bands like I Am Kloot and Doves getting the recognition they deserve.”

To read the full interview, click here.