Earlier this evening Doves chatted to BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe, they also played a couple acoustic numbers. A rather funny interview as always. Subjects covered, what the Cedar Room is about, dodgy music & insurance fraud!! ;) They played Pounding & Snowden.
Listen to the show, no matter where you are in the world via the BBC iPlayer here.
Tune into the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio 2 tomorrow night (Tuesday) from 8pm to hear Doves talk about the Best Of and other stuff I’m sure. No word on if they are doing a wee session or not. Cheers to gibbo for the heads up!
Doves official website has been updated with some new summer festival shows announced. For all the info visit doves.net
Popmatters have posted up a good review of the Best Of.
Those singles remain the primary reason this compilation works so well, however. One of the smartest things about the first disc that might fly over the head of those who either buy the album on iTunes or purchase the CD solely to rip it is the sequencing. Instead of going chronologically, which would have clearly illustrated just how much stronger Doves’ first two albums clearly are, all 15 tracks are arranged according to feel, and as a result it becomes an even more compelling listening experience, bouncing from opener “There Goes the Fear”, to “Snowden”, to “Kingdom of Rust”, to “Catch the Sun” to the closer “The Cedar Room”. The idea to choose now to put out The Places Between might seem strange, but the music inside is revelatory, even if you’ve already been listening to Doves for the past decade. It’s the strongest best-of to come our way by a UK band since Pulp’s Hits, but unlike that venerable, dearly missed band, we have every reason to be optimistic about hearing more extraordinary music from Doves in the future.