Outline Online Interview

Norwich based Outline recently spoke to Jez about the upcoming Thetford Forest show. As well as talking about the Thetford gig, the interviewer asked some interesting questions for a change. There may be a hint as to what to expect in the future outside of Doves..

You recently announced a two year break from touring and recording and I wondered what your thinking was behind that?

The main reason is to get off the carousel of tour, studio, tour, studio, tour, studio which just got a bit boring. We’re gonna do some individual projects and then hopefully come back and do the Doves fifth album with something to bring to the table. I think we all need to do individual things for our own sanity really. We’ll come back revitalised ‘cause we’ll have been to different musical territories than we would with Doves so it’s gonna be a good thing.

Are you going to be doing individual music projects or will it be other stuff?

Well we’ll be doing music separately but I can’t tell you anything about it yet.

You were Sub Sub before you were Doves. Have you ever been tempted to release a dance track under an alter ego?

Well that might be part of one of our projects outside Doves, so you might see that, yeah.

There’s been a rumour floating around for a while that you’re going to be doing something with Guy Garvey. Is that still on the cards or has it gone on the back burner?

Yeah that could still be on the cards, absolutely. We’re good mates with Elbow so that could well be a reality.

To read the full interview, click here.

Norwich UEA Review

The East Anglian Daily Times has posted a good review of last night’s UEA show:

DOVES are without doubt one of Britain’s best bands – so why are they still playing relatively small venues?

I shouldn’t complain too much. I got to see them up close at the UEA at Norwich last night. It was a great gig – brilliant songs, brilliant musicians and a thrilling performance.

If a band can get away with playing a song as great and rabble-rousing as Pounding as early as fourth or fifth song in the set, they must be good.

So why aren’t they way of out of this league? Why aren’t they at least on the arena tour? I can only guess it’s in the presentation. They’ve never been the most attention seeking of bands, or the most photogenic. There wasn’t a lot of banter at the gig – just head down and get on with it.

To read the full review, click here.

Eastern Daily Press – Competition

Those of you reading in Eastern England, can enter a competition to win tickets to Doves’ forthcoming concert at Norwich’s U.E.A. on May 6th.

The competition has been organised by the local Eastern Daily Press newspaper and full details are available at their website, here.

The competition closes this Friday.