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NME Radio and Adidas House Party Video

Some video of the Leeds gig last week, though no live audio. Instead, there are some clips of all three band members being interviewed by NME radio. I presume we’ll see some video footage from the gig up on nme.com at somepoint.

NME Radio Interview

NME aired a interview they conducted with Jez before the Leeds Cockpit show last week. Liz was able to scribble down what was said. Some nice info, with regards to plans for next year:

He sounded in good spirits but speaking quite fast and despite my ninja notetaking skillz I can only paraphrase the thing.There was nothing really new, just a few snippets about next year.
The interviewer was asking when was the last time they had played the cockpit and Jez said in was in 2000 and he seemed quite surprised it was nearly 10 years ago, he also mentioned that they like playing in small places where you can see the ‘whites of eyes and the sweat drips off the ceiling’!

He was asked about his highlight of 2009 and he said headlining the John Peel tent at Glastonbury,
The interviewer then asked about the making of KOR …and it was the usual about how long it had taken, and the different sounds …Sub Sub was mentioned, and how they’d enjoyed picking up keyboards again.
Also how they wanted it to sound like a good dj-ing set I think ..ie making sure all the tracks fitted together despite all sounding quite different and that it had taken them nearly 3 weeks to decide the order of the album.The last song to go on was Greatest Denier ….there was something here about writing a song specifically to fit in with the others that were already on the album , but I didn’t quite catch it.

There was something about Norman Cook and masks, but again I didn’t quite catch that!
They talked about plans for next year and Jez said they were already pencilled in for some festivals in the summer but he wasn’t allowed to say which ones yet, and the compilation album, out in April, which will contain some ‘rarities’ and 3 brand new songs that they will be going into the studio to record in January.

Finally, he asked whether, as they’d been together so long,whether Doves had any Christmas traditions and Jez said they always used to have a Christmas curry, but they hadn’t been for about 3 years, so he might have to ‘reinstate it’.
That’s about all I can remember/made notes about …hopefully it’ll be up on their site at some point as it’s a good listen and they played House of Mirrors in the middle of it

Thanks allot Liz! Some nice info there. Here’s hoping the best of is spread over two discs. Disc one with all the favourites and the second featuring all the new stuff/rarities. Though probably wishful thinking?

Another Glasto appearance maybe? Or maybe the V fests they didn’t do this year. Would love to see them do lollapalooza, though I’m pretty biased there!! 🙂

Leeds Pictures

Leeds Cockpit NME Party – Click to view full size

Best seat in the house? Looks pretty good to me. Also there taking shots was Brendan Docherty. You can view his flickr gallery here.

If you were at Lincoln tonight, please let me know what happened. Likewise, if you are attending Leamington Wednesday night. Only a couple shows left, before we all bugger off for the holidays. Its hard to believe the year is almost over!

Leeds Cockpit Setlist

Photo of the setlist taken by Madeleine. Spaceface was not played. Also featured is a really big poster, Jimi’s drumstick & a guitar pick from Jez. Nice one! 🙂

House of Mirrors makes it’s live debut. Where We’re Calling From returns to open the set, just like it did back in 2005. The band move onto Lincoln tomorrow night (Tuesday).

Leeds Tonight

Pictured tweeted by @lawrielee

If anyone’s got a setlist/report etc drop me a line at this addy. Would love to hear from you.

Leeds Cockpit Support

Support at tomorrow’s free NME show will be privided by Olfar & The Feral Pets.

Free Leeds Show!

Finally, this one can be announced – The NME reports, doves will play a free show at the Leeds Cockpit December 14th as part of the Adidas Originals House Party. For ticket details visit NME ticket page here. Good luck in getting tickets!

The NME Blrub about it:

Doves are set play a free gig in Leeds on December 14.

The band will warm up for their giant homecoming at Manchester Central at an intimate gig organised by NME Radio.

The band will play the NME Radio presents adidas House Party gig at the city’s Cockpit venue and tickets can be claimed for free in the run up to the show.

To get in, fans have to head to the new JD sports shop at Core Shopping Centre on December 12 or 13 where members of the NME Radio team will be giving away 100 free tickets.

Tickets will be handed out on a first come, first served basis. Head to NME.COM/adidas for more details.

Leigh DJ Set

Tickets are now on sale at seetickets for a doves DJ set at Bar Bliss in Leigh on Friday November 6th. Note, this is a DJ set only. Usually its Andy & Jez on the decks. Tickets are a fiver on sale at See here.

There also due to do a DJ set at the Eiger music studios bar in Leeds on the 7th. Though I believe this is a private invitation only event.

Leeds Setlist

The band played the final date of the UK tonight in Leeds. By all accounts it was a cracking night. Some saying it was the show of the year so far.

Doves play this weekend’s Radio 1 Big Weekend in Swindon. After which, attention then turns to the North American tour, which kicks off in San Diego on Thursday.

Setlist as posted by Rosie & NLF at doves board.

Leeds Academy, May 8th

Jetstream
Snowden
Winter Hill
Rise
Pounding
Almost Forgot
10:03
Words
Denier
Kingdom of Rust
Ambition
Black & White
The Outsiders
Caught By
———–
Firesuite
Here it Comes
Last Broadcast
The Fear
Spaceface

LEEDS POSTPONED

**TONIGHT’S SHOW IS POSTPONED**

Tonight’s show in Leeds has been postponed. This is due to Andy’s illness as reported on yesterday’s Edinburgh write-up. The show has been rescheduled for May 8th. A day after the tour was supposed to end.

Get well soon Andy!

 

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