Minneapolis Review

Check out the ickmusic site review of doves Minneapolis show:

They opened with “Jetstream”, the first track from their new album Kingdom of Rust. They wrote it to be an alternate soundtrack to the opening moments of the 1981 film, Blade Runner. How cool! After that was “Snowden,” with the twins, Andy Williams (drums) and Jez Williams (guitar) sounding magnificent. And then came “Winter Hill”. On first listen to this track, it might seem to the small minded that the lads from Wimslow are straying into “Every Breath You Take” territory. But no…no no. “Winter Hill” is about sacred love – the kind that you get from being on a journey filled with heart…the kind that stays with you forever.

Click here, to read the full review. Great read, with some great pictures.

Minneapolis Varsity Theater – Review & Photos

I’m a tad late with this, mainly due to the recent sunshine across most of Britain over the weekend. Like Doves say, “Catch the sun, before it’s gone”…

Music-blog, Culture Bully, has an amazing review (and pictures) of last Thursday’s show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. The Twin Cities Decider also has a few photos of Doves, along with support act, Wild Light.

Martin at the Varsity Theater

Click here for The Culture Bully’s article and here for the Twin Cities Decider’s photo gallery.

Minneapolis Setlist

Doves last night played to a loud sold out crowd at the Varsity Theater in Dinkytown. The band were in good spirits, as they put on a solid show. I wasn’t expecting much from Minneapolis in truth, but the crowd were there to have a good time. I’m useless at reviews, but yeah the show was excellent. Nice wee venue too, though they could cut back on the carpet no? ;)

I didn’t get any pictures. I just wanted to go and enjoy the show, may take a few the next couple nights.

Quote of the night goes to the young lass I over heard as I was leaving, saying “I thought they were supposed to sound like Coldplay?”. Such is life, eh? :)

Set played:

Winter Hill
Almost Forgot Myself
The Heat Is On (Jimi & Martin)
Kingdom Of Rust
Black & White
The Outsiders
Caught By The River

Here It Comes
Last Broadcast

The Fear

Minneapolis Setlist

Photo of setlist by rocknrollstar.


Doves next stop on the North American tour, takes them to Minneapolis. Third time lucky, as the previous two scheduled shows in the twin cities, back in 2002 & 2005 were canceled. The 2005 show was canceled, as doves were offered to play on Letterman on the same date.

The blog is maybe a bit bias towards this show, as this will be my first show of the year. First doves show in four years! Where has the time gone?! I will also be taking in the shows in Chicago & Detroit. I will be posting twitter updates tomorrow, as I take the 16 hour round trip to Minneapolis on the mighty Megabus. Wish me luck!! All things being well I should be back in Chicago early Friday morning, with some kind of review!

Here’s hoping for a bit of Compulsion.

Manchester-reared rockers Doves holed up in the English countryside and took four years to finish their fourth album, “Kingdom of Rust,” but the songs mostly remain the same. The trio stuck with the melancholy but richly melodic Brit-rock sound that has earned them No. 1 albums on the U.K. charts and more critical respect stateside than Coldplay. Opener Wild Light, an anthemic group from the wilds of New Hampshire, has also toured with the Arcade Fire and the Killers. (8 p.m. Thu., Varsity Theater. 18 & older. $20.)