Edinburgh Edge Festival

The Line up for the Edinburgh Edge festival is due to be announced at 12pm today. The Scotsman says Doves are part of the line-up, the festival takes place in August. The Edge Festival was previously known as T on the Fringe.. Doves took part in the 2002 festival at a fantastic sold out Edinburgh Corn Exchange which I wrote about here. The first time I saw Peter Kay on stage!

More concrete info as I have it.

Edit: Gig will take place at the HMV Picture house on August 8th. Tickets priced £18.50 on sale at 9:30am tomorrow.

All the info now up at the Edge Festival website.

Oh for the wings of the Doves

I was going to link this Scotsman article at the the bottom of the Swindon review, but I think it deserves its own post. Its written by a fan of doves, talking about what doves have meant in him the past nine years. He saw them for the first time last weekend in Brixton. Enough of my rambling, go give it read. I’m sure many of you can relate.

Doves were one of those bands that kept me company through it all, constants in a world of change. Their music seemed somehow to chime exactly with every pattern of my life. I discovered them back in 2000 with the release of their astonishing debut album Lost Souls. (The joke was that Doves used to be called Sub Sub who were an unspectacular disco outfit who released a catchy pop song or two: worlds away from the anthemic, epic sound of Doves). Three albums later and their alchemy still works its magic. I had always wanted to see them perform live but was worried that the reality would ruin everything, that they would let me down. Because the one thing Doves have never done is let me down.

To read the full article, click here.

Doves in Scotland Reviews

Here are some reviews that have popped up for the Glasgow & Edinburgh shows.

A good slab of lazy journalism for you. Here’s the Scotman’s take on the Glasgow Barras show:

Inevitably, it came down to the airing of a handful of old favourites to relieve the monotony. The appropriately named Pounding caused euphoria in the crowd, as did Black And White Town, propelled along by its infectious rhythm, shamelessly borrowed from Martha & the Vandellas’ Heatwave.

To waste 2 minutes of your life, click here to read the rest of it.

The Scotsman have also posted a review of the edinburgh show:

Flawless renditions of old classics like Here It Comes, There Goes The Fear and The Last Broadcast followed, while much of the new material aired had a Sub Sub-esque groove reminiscent of the days before they fluttered away from dance music into the more guitar-based Doves.

To read the full review, click here.

Note: Doves did not play Here it Comes in Edinburgh. Just goes to show these journos do not attend these shows!

Here are some reader reviews, also featured in the Scotsman for the Edinburgh show.


This time its The Herald who are giving Doves a five star review for the live show, for the performance at the Glasgow ABC.

Also giving the Glasgow show a rave review is The Scotsman.

I get the feeling folk are really enjoying having Doves back!

Good times.