Also, Music Blogs, The Color Awesome and Brooklyn Vegan have some fantastic pictures of the band’s recent performance at Sasquatch. Click here, to view The Color Awesome’s gallery and here, to view Brooklyn Vegan’s article.
Doves 2005 record, “Some Cities,” was one of my favorite albums that year and I had heard nothing but good things about the live sets by this Brit-pop band so I was excited and curious to hear what they were going to offer up on the main stage. I wasn’t disappointed as Doves definitely is a band that has to be seen live. Their sound becomes more full, loud and really downright impressively impactful in a live setting.
However, while they did sound great The Gorge setting didn’t seem like the right way to get the full effect of Doves’ live show. They would be better off playing KeyArena (a la Muse) than an outdoor set in the middle of the day. Unfortunately, Doves don’t make it stateside often and they played the Crocodile a few days before Sasquacth! so it looks it’ll probably be a while before they come back to town.
by admin · Published May 24, 2009
· Last modified September 8, 2010
Here are some of the reviews coming out from doves short performance at today’s Sasquatch.
Doves played a majestic set on the main stage that wrapped up just a few minutes ago. Their songs are pleasant, yet rocking. The crowd seems seems to be enjoying the tunes and the energy feels like everyone is warming up to the idea of 3 days of blistering heat–by the way, it’s really hot here–especially for those of us more accustomed to rain and clouds than full sun. Sunscreen and skin are everywhere you look and there is much vitamin D being created. Gonna go run and catch Dent May!
I love Doves, and I’m really glad they came out of their hiding place and put out a new album this year (I blame them for all the British accents I keep hearing everywhere), but they’re another one of those pop bands that you’ll only enjoy live if you’re already in love with their music. Someone who just walked up to the band’s set probably wouldn’t have found anything remarkable about these self-designated “fucking Limeys,” but they are remarkable. You just need to get to know them. I promise.
Doves Set Tone For Big Names To Follow
By Jeremy Dutton
I’ve been into the Doves since their masterpiece: 2002’s “Last Broadcast.” They just finished a great set that included “Kingdom of Rust” and fan favorite “There Goes the Fear Again. They set the bar pretty high for the rest of the night. Although I’m sure someone can do little better in the rapport department. In addition to calling concert attendees “limey f***s.” they also begged the question of “What the f*** is a corndog?” and “What’s with the stick?” Silly Brits.
by admin · Published May 23, 2009
· Last modified September 8, 2010
Thanks tocut_here for bringing this one to our attention, from the Seattle music & nightlife publication Line Out. A cracking read…
For a more positive spin on the show. Check out the three imaginary girls review:
Musically, Doves were pristine. Highlights were the mesmerizing “Sea Song,” accompanied by a surfing video lulling slowly on the back-stage screen to hypnotic effect. “Black and White Town” strikingly recalled Martha & the Vandellas’ R&B classic “Heat Wave,” further illustrating that these Manchester lads never shy too far from their influences (Think the heavy gospel feel of “Satellites” and the Warren Zevon-laden “Hit the Ground Running.”) At the conclusion of “There Goes the Fear,” each band member grabbed a percussion instrument for a raucous ending, sending us off into the night.
Doves are back in Washington state today to play the Sasquatch festival. Doves are scheduled to play the Gorge Amphitheatre from 2:20pm til 3:05pm. If your attending the festival, do let us know of the setlist or if you would like to sumbit a review, email us.
The Sound on Sound give the low down on last night’s intmate show at the newly refurbished crocodile cafe (excellent venue btw!) and look forward to doves Sasquatch festival appearance:
A large part of the Doves dynamic relies the interplay of harmonies and backup singing, looped and heavily reverbed vocals bouncing off of each other and the walls in ways few bands even attempt. Last night the full package was notably missing as guitarist Jez Williams had lost his voice in the previous few days during the start of an American tour. Bassist and lead voice Jimi Goodwin soldiered on unphased for the most part though, getting the necessary backups from a positively excited crowd when needed.
To read the full review and view the awesome pictures, click here.
Not confirmed by doves yet. But it does appear doves are playing a club show in Seattle. Doves are listed to play the Crocodile club Sasquatch pre party-show on May 20th. Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster Friday 10am.