NME.com reports of some World Cup DJ sets featuring Doves..
The likes of Doves, Mani and Starsailor’s James Walsh are set to perform at special gigs around England’s World Cup games.
London club night Thisfeeling.co.uk/club is staging live performances and DJ sets around screenings of the games at the Relentless Garage.
England vs USA: Kid British (live), Mani (DJ set) (June 12) England vs Algeria: Doves (DJ set), Sound Of Guns Live (18) England vs Slovenia: Ian Broudie (live), The Twang (DJ set) (23) England second round match (if they qualify): The Rifles (live), Jersey Budd (live), Soccer AM DJs (June 26/27 depending on fixture)
On election night, Doves played out to a packed sold out London Troxy. The crowd took a while to get going for this one, but they got going just in time for a cracking encore finished off with a rousing Spaceface complete with backdrop video.
Firesuite Push Me On Snowden Black and White Town Words Eleven Miles Out Jetstream Where We’re Calling From House of Mirrors Andalucia 10:03 Kingdom of Rust Caught By the River The Cedar Room — Pounding Catch the Sun There Goes the Fear Spaceface
Tonight Doves are featured on the tv show Live from Abbey Road which airs on the Sundance Channel in the USA. The show was first aired in the UK last October, well worth a look if you haven’t seen it already.
It is already available to watch on demand if you have Comast or RCN.
If you have nowt going on next Thursday and you are in/or can be in London then this may just be for you…
Doves will be on Evo Music Rooms being recorded in London next Thursday the 1st of April in the evening. Tickets are free, but they’ll go fast head to sroaudiences.com click on “current shows” and scroll down to “Evo Music Rooms.”
Good luck! If you do attend, do let us know how it went!
If you are in the USA, you will be able to see the Live From Abbey Road tv show featuring doves next month. The show will air on the Sundance Channel April 9th at 8pm EST. I know if you have RCN you will be able to watch the show when you want on demand after the show has aired.
The show was previously aired in the UK last November. Its a good watch if you haven’t already seen it.
Cheers to Rob doves number one fan for the heads up!
Video uploaded to the blog youtube, featuring doves looking around Abbey Road and performing a stunning version of 10.03. Also broadcast were Winter Hill & The Greatest Denier.
Requests – anyone got video from Reading 2003 or Rock AM Ring 2002 they would be willing to share on youtube? Used to have these, would love to see them again. Next up will be some footage from Rock AM Ring 2005.
Once again Paul Bingley won a comp to see doves live, so once again he has written a cracking write-up of the whole experience.. Its all there.. the free drinks, a silver fox sighting & some alright music..
Absolute Radio is nice. Not just for its playlists or broadcasting ability, but for the fact that if there’s ever a Doves competition to be won, it posts the details on the Doves forum. Aww bless.
On Thursday 3rd December, it did just that –announcing that two pairs of tickets for an intimate Doves session were up for grabs –but only if someone could answer a pathetically simple question. Consider it done, I thought, before thinking no more of it.
Thirty minutes later I received a phone call. I’d only gone and won again (this was the third competition in six months –lucky me). “Can you make it to London tomorrow afternoon?” the caller asked. I had no leave entitlement and didn’t fancy going sick again (it would be the third time in six months –poor me), but yes, I would, whatever the weather. So at 1pm the next day, I made my feeble excuse and skulked out of the office. A little over an hour and a half later I arrived at Soho’s House of St Barnabas.
This large Georgian building is used as a ‘House of Charity’ to support homeless people in London. To boost its funds, parts of the building are hired out for weddings, dinner parties and press launches (and intimate radio sessions too, it seems). On arrival I was ushered into the compact Monro Room and found myself alone except for two lovely waitresses and a large table of drinks. This is shaping up to be a great prize, I thought.
In no time at all I was joined by a hundred other guests. Were we all winners? The answer was no. 99% of the people there were advertising executives taking advantage of an Absolute Radio sweetener given in recognition of their business during the past year. What a perk of the job, eh?
At three o’clock we were all shepherded into the ‘Chapel’ –an ornate space built sometime in 1863. I found a position just to the right of the pulpit and immediately next to Absolute presenter and comedian, Dave Gorman. He shuffled past me and welcomed everybody before dedicating the performance to the memory of “a dear friend”. The chapel fell silent. Several uncomfortable seconds passed before Gorman added, “he’s not dead –he’s just got a good memory.”
I could see the Silver Fox’s streaked hair quiver in appreciation at the back of the Chapel before Doves were introduced. Jimi and Jez (complete with acoustic guitars and Martin Rebelski) strode a few steps through the audience to the front of the chapel. I soon realised I’d blagged a fantastic spot when Jez positioned himself directly in front of me. I then proceeded to watch it all in ultra high-definition.
Already it was poles apart from any other Doves gig I’d been to. I thought back to Bingley and the Royal Festival Hall and how ‘epic’ they had been. I then glanced around the few people in that miniature St Barnabas Chapel and felt enormously privileged to be there. Doves opened with a faultless rendition of ‘Kingdom of Rust’ before quickly moving on to ‘The Greatest Denier’.
‘There Goes the Fear’ came next but not without trouble. Towards the end of the song Jimi fluffed his chords and the band (and audience) collapsed in laughter. At one point, Martin Rebelski tinkled the theme tune to Sorry (80s comedy made famous by the line “language Timothy!”). Jimi didn’t swear, though, he just introduced the song again.
After stirring the audience with another impeccable version of ‘There Goes the Fear’, Jimi announced that the next song would be a cover version of Low’s ‘Just Like Christmas’. It proved to be a fitting hymn given the time of year and surroundings. It was also played majestically.
And that was it. Just as soon as they had arrived, so Doves left. I can’t help admitting to a tinge of disappointment that it was all over so soon. But however brief it was, it was just as absolutely fabulous.