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)
Apologies for the lack of updates, I’m currently enjoying some family time here in beautiful Northumberland. Tomorrow its a visit to Holy Island. I was very lucky to spend the first 25 years of my life here.
Jimi recently spoke to the Daily Record and spoke about the future, its an excellent read. To read the article click here.
The NME reviewed last night’s gig at Blackburn. For the full review, click here.
Full service will resume next week with lots of reaction from the tour. If you have pictures/reviews whatever from the tour please send them in, I will put them up next week.
Some video of the Leeds gig last week, though no live audio. Instead, there are some clips of all three band members being interviewed by NME radio. I presume we’ll see some video footage from the gig up on nme.com at somepoint.
NME aired a interview they conducted with Jez before the Leeds Cockpit show last week. Liz was able to scribble down what was said. Some nice info, with regards to plans for next year:
He sounded in good spirits but speaking quite fast and despite my ninja notetaking skillz I can only paraphrase the thing.There was nothing really new, just a few snippets about next year. The interviewer was asking when was the last time they had played the cockpit and Jez said in was in 2000 and he seemed quite surprised it was nearly 10 years ago, he also mentioned that they like playing in small places where you can see the ‘whites of eyes and the sweat drips off the ceiling’!
He was asked about his highlight of 2009 and he said headlining the John Peel tent at Glastonbury, The interviewer then asked about the making of KOR …and it was the usual about how long it had taken, and the different sounds …Sub Sub was mentioned, and how they’d enjoyed picking up keyboards again. Also how they wanted it to sound like a good dj-ing set I think ..ie making sure all the tracks fitted together despite all sounding quite different and that it had taken them nearly 3 weeks to decide the order of the album.The last song to go on was Greatest Denier ….there was something here about writing a song specifically to fit in with the others that were already on the album , but I didn’t quite catch it.
There was something about Norman Cook and masks, but again I didn’t quite catch that! They talked about plans for next year and Jez said they were already pencilled in for some festivals in the summer but he wasn’t allowed to say which ones yet, and the compilation album, out in April, which will contain some ‘rarities’ and 3 brand new songs that they will be going into the studio to record in January.
Finally, he asked whether, as they’d been together so long,whether Doves had any Christmas traditions and Jez said they always used to have a Christmas curry, but they hadn’t been for about 3 years, so he might have to ‘reinstate it’. That’s about all I can remember/made notes about …hopefully it’ll be up on their site at some point as it’s a good listen and they played House of Mirrors in the middle of it
Thanks allot Liz! Some nice info there. Here’s hoping the best of is spread over two discs. Disc one with all the favourites and the second featuring all the new stuff/rarities. Though probably wishful thinking?
Another Glasto appearance maybe? Or maybe the V fests they didn’t do this year. Would love to see them do lollapalooza, though I’m pretty biased there!! :)
by admin · Published December 19, 2009
· Last modified November 12, 2010
Where We’re Calling From
House Of Mirrors
Kingdom Of Rust
Black And White Town
Caught By The River
The Cedar Room
Here It Comes
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.”.
Best seat in the house? Looks pretty good to me. Also there taking shots was Brendan Docherty. You can view his flickr gallery here.
If you were at Lincoln tonight, please let me know what happened. Likewise, if you are attending Leamington Wednesday night. Only a couple shows left, before we all bugger off for the holidays. Its hard to believe the year is almost over!
by admin · Published December 15, 2009
· Last modified November 12, 2010