Isle Of Wight Videos

Pounding performed only a few hours ago.

Andy speaking to Absolute Radio’s Geoff Lloyd on the hometime show before the gig.

Another big congratulations is in order to Andy! Hope all goes well.

Listen: Radcliffe Radio Interview

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.

Winter Olympics Ad Featuring Doves

Vancouver Winter Olympic games ad

As we reported early last year, Pounding is being used in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic games With Glowing Hearts advertisement campaign.

Pretty cool I reckon! Enjoy the games if your watching.

Cherry Ghost Covering Doves

Old school but very cool all the same. Whilst we wait for some new doves material, do check out new Cherry Ghost at their myspace page for new tunes. Beneath This Burning Shoreline is particularly good.

Tunes Of The Decade: #28 Pounding

Here’s an article flagged up on the forum, by Richtdev from whatisthegrain.com

Back to the song itself and ‘Pounding’ is a track so good it is embarrassing. Yes it’s simplistic in its chord progression and arrangement, but it’s effective. Yes, it’s deliberately anthemic and hook-filled, but it really does make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and you can’t help but sing along. Yes, it owes more than a little of its origin to erstwhile Mancunian sing-along-an-anthem ‘I Am The Resurrection’ in the strict, unerring 4/4 drum beat and euphoric chorus that provides the sonic and emotional pinnacle for the melody, but ‘Doves’ takes this previous musical generation’s masterpiece and use it in a forward-facing, progressive way. The emotion is not “oh, remember this tune from the good old days” it’s “right, let’s take this musical heritage we’re so blessed with and use it to create something new –something that’s ours.” This rallying cry is expressed overtly in the lyrics as Goodwin almost pleads with the country’s aspiring musicians:

We so down, but it’s now or never baby
We don’t mind, If this don’t last forever
See the light, But it won’t last forever
Seize the time, Cause it’s now or never baby.

To read the full, rather long winded at times article, click here.

Coming soon will be a poll soon you can vote for your favourite doves songs from the entire back catalog, that will run through til the greatest hits album is put out.

Delamere Forest Videos

It looks like the crowd were really into last night’s show:

More videos at radiosjohn youtube channel, which includes full videos of The Greatest Denier, Words, Spaceface and more. Go here.

Professional cameras were spotted at the show. So lets hope the show ends up on DVD.

Photos From The Commodore Ballroom

Andy Williams at The Commodore BallroomFantastic photo-blog, Keri’s Vancouver Concert Photos has posted some great pictures from Doves’ recent show at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom. Visit the blog by clicking here, to view the collection.

Incidentally, Keri has also noted that Doves’ ‘Pounding’ has been used as the soundtrack to a Canadian TV advert promoting the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Archive: Doves Live At BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend

Here’s a video of the full set from Doves’ performance at BBC Radio One’s free Big Weekend festival.

Doves at BBC Radio One's Big Weekend

We’ve split the file into four parts to make it easier to download. You will need Winrar installed, to join the four parts together and extract the AVI.

Download Part One
Download Part Two
Download Part Three
Download Part Four

The video is an Xvid-encoded MPEG4 AVI file which should be standalone-compatible with most new DVD or AV players which are equipped to play DivX files.

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Doves performed Pounding on tonight’s episode of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.