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Lauren Laverne 6 Music Session

Jimi & Martin played a couple of tunes this morning for 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne. Jimi again spoke about the hiatus Doves will be taking after touring the Best Of. Asked of his own plans, Jimi hoped to be able to do some collaborating, naming Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis as the top pick if it was possible! Good luck with that one. :)

They performed acoustic versions of The Cedar Room & Kingdom Of Rust.

To hear the interview/live tunes. It all starts off at 1 hour 25 mins at the BBC iplayer here. Also available to folks outside the UK.
My take on the “hiatus”? Its gotta be good news, if it means Doves do return in a few years down the line sounding better than ever. To put it in context.. it was almost three years between the last Some Cities gig I saw and the Kingdom Of Rust shows last May. Didn’t expect much from them this year, so the tour/summer of festivals has been a Brucey bonus. Fully intend on enjoying the tour in a few weeks. So no tears at the front from this blogger, just a hand of appreciation.

6 Music Album Of The Day

The Places Between: The Best Of Doves is 6 Music’s album of the day.

Also on 6 Music: Next Tuesday Doves will be performing a live session on the Lauren Laverne show, which airs from 10am. Cheers to Baldilocks at the forum for the info.

Of course in the future, all this may not be possible…

Absolute Radio Live Session

Doves will be performing a live session on Geoff Lloyd’s Hometime Show, to air next Tuesday December 8th at 7pm on Absolute Radio.

Also on Absolute Radio, Dave Gorman states on his twitter that he is to interview doves on Friday, no word on when this will air. But you can tweet him any questions you have for the band.

Doves: Music We Like

Head over to Nokia Music to watch a video of doves discussing music they like. They start off with the Stranglers, before mentioning the likes of Springsteen’s Born to Run, Blondie & 2 Unlimited !! among others.

Watch the video here.

The interview was recorded at the session they did for MTV. You can watch the full live session over at MTV here.

MTV Live Session Watch Online Now


Just a reminder if you did not catch doves MTV live session yesterday. You can watch the full session online right now here at Its a fantastic session. Having followed doves live since 2000, they really have never sounded better live. If you are due to see them live any time soon, you are in for a real treat!

MTV Live Session


Watch Doves MTV Live session tomorrow on MTV2 at 9pm. Otherwise you can watch it online at

MTV Live Session

If you are not lucky enough to be attending Oxegen today. Then you can catch doves live on MTV2. Here’s the MTV2 blurb:

Doves: MTV Live Sessions

Check out this exclusive live session from Doves as they celebrate the storming success of their latest hit album Kingdom of Rust… only on MTV

The show airs on MTV2 in the UK tonight at 9pm. The session was originally recorded June 22nd.

Delamere Forest Videos & Pictures

Photo by gibbo1968

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.

MTV Live Session Competition

Doves are set to perform an MTV live session on June 22nd. For your chance win a ticket for yourself and three mates. Go to the Nokia Music UK website. Fill in the details, its that simple.

Interview & Performance For MN Public Radio’s The Current

Minnesota Public RadioMinnesota Public Radio’s The Current have uploaded an interview and live performance from Jimi, Jez & Martin, recorded earlier today on Jimi’s birthday.

Click here, to listen to the broadcast.