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Brilliant Gmex Videos

The Greatest Denier

The Cedar Room – wow!

Both videos by board regular gibbo, probably the best fan taken video of the year, in fact some of the best I’ve ever seen of doves. Top job man! Do yourselfs a favour and click on the videos to view them in high quality. Watching this, makes me hope they make it back over to the US next year, or that I get to see them back in the UK. :)

Top marks to the band too. Jimi is on top form with the vocals! Brilliant stuff.

Gmex Photos

Super Furry Animals Photo by Shirlaine Forrest

Gigwise has put up a large gallery of photos from the Gmex show, with pics from the Delphic & SFA sets as well as doves of course.

Lost Camera

From doves board:

Bit of a punt this …but we were chatting to a couple, Caroline and I think Chris ,last night at the Gmex gig ….they were big SFA and Doves fans .They mentioned they’d registered on here, but didn’t post.
Anyhoo about half way into the set Caroline said she’d lost her camera ..couldn’t find it in the crowd .Just before the end someone handed a camera to me thinking it was mine, ‘cos I’d mentioned we were looking to peeps around us .
I looked for them after the gig but didn’t manage to see them.

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Manchester Central Setlist


Where We’re Calling From
House Of Mirrors
Kingdom Of Rust
Greatest Denier
Black And White Town
Caught By The River

The Cedar Room
Here It Comes
Last Broadcast
The Fear


The NME were at the gig. A wee review up on the site:

The band treated fans to a career-spanning set at the venue formerly known as G-Mex and admitted the enormity of the show was “overwhelming”.

Tracks from their most recent album ‘Kingdom Of Rust’ such as ’10:03′ were mixed in with fan favourites ‘Black And White Town’ and ‘Snowden’.

Meanwhile, the band were joined by the London Bulgarian Choir for a number of songs, such as ‘Cedar Room’ and ‘Firesuite’

Introducing ‘Pounding’, singer Jimi Goodwin told the crowd: “Let’s make the G-Mex shudder and shake like the old days.”

He later thanked fans for their support over their decade-spanning career.

“This is the biggest crowd we’ve ever played to in out hometown, it means a fucking lot. Merry Christmas.”.

Manchester Central Spaceface Video

Really good video of Spaceface as captured by Radiosjohn, who you may recall got some great footage earlier in the year at the Academy show. Notice the big fancy camera rig going back and forth, lets hope the footage sees light of day someday soon.

Manchester Central

Pictured tweeted by @tsimmonds

Doves finished off the year in style with a massive hometown show at Manchester Central (though will always be the gmex!) The band reunited with the London Bulgarian choir for some of the set (Firesuite, The Cedar Room among others). They finished the set with Spaceface. More as I have it.

Lincoln Photos

BBC Lincolnshire has put up a wee gallay from the Lincoln Shed gig. Pictures were taken by Carl Spring.

The set played was the same as Leamington Spa with the encore starting with Northenden, confirmed by gristy over at doves board.

Also on the board, Baldilocks reports that a wee interview with the band done before the Leeds Cockpit gig will air next Monday on NME radio sometime between 7-11pm.

Next stop, the final hurrah tonight at Manchester Central! Should be an electric night. If your going along, have a great time!

Update From Andy

Andy has written a wee update, you can check it out at the official website.

Manchester Central Support

Seetickets says that the Super Furry Animals & Delphic will be supporting at the Manchester Central show, December 18th. How’s that for a line up?! Cheers Redliz over at the board for the heads up!

Manchester Xmas Show

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Doves will play Manchester Central (formerly G-MEX) Friday December 18th. Tickets on sale Friday September 11th 9am.