Another short review of Doves set at the Snowbombing festival, this time from the Independent.
Crowd size had no bearing on the quality of the acts. Doves’ set, though sparsely attended –perhaps the band’s thoughtful and melancholic indie did not appeal to the ravers’ party vibe –was a highlight. With a “best of” album on the shelves, the trio provided a set spanning their 20-year career, including “Kingdom of Rust”, “There Goes The Fear” and the Motown pounding of “Black and White Town”. Doves are used to playing in the UK to crowds 10 times the size of this one, so perhaps Jimi Goodwin could have been forgiven for thinking they were performing for Austrians who had no idea who they were. “I can sing that in German”, he said, unaware that the majority of Snowbombers are British.
Don’t forget, you can catch Doves live on Lauren Laverne’s 6 Music show later this morning. Doves will be playing a couple tracks acoustic, then will do an interview. Expect to hear Doves around 11am-12 noon.
Finally, some sales stats for the Best Of album.. The Best Of Doves: The Places Between is this week’s highest new entry debuts at number 12 selling 9,714 copies.
Gaga’s album sold a total of 25,211 copies to stay at number one, the lowest sale for a number one artist album since The Last Broadcast by Doves topped the list selling only 22,437 copies eight years ago next month
Quite revealing figures, I’m sure you will agree. Apparently they are blaming the weather for the poor sales… I should point out that those sales figures for the Last Broadcast, was for its second week at number one. It sold over 52,000 copies first week.
If you are in the USA, you will be able to see the Live From Abbey Road tv show featuring doves next month. The show will air on the Sundance Channel April 9th at 8pm EST. I know if you have RCN you will be able to watch the show when you want on demand after the show has aired.
The show was previously aired in the UK last November. Its a good watch if you haven’t already seen it.
Cheers to Rob doves number one fan for the heads up!
Doves recently recorded a live session at Abbey Road. The session will be aired on Channel Four as part of the Live From Abbey Road TV series. Doves appear alongside Noisettes and Lyle Lovett to be aired November 7th.
Lucky ticket winners of the recent competition by Absolute Radio to see Doves play a live session, were yesterday treated to a blistering set.
Zoo Session and interview
Doves came in to chat to Geoff Lloyd and they played an incredible live session in the Absolute Radio Zoo.
Check out the session, it includes the tracks ‘Kingdom of Rust,’ ‘Winter Hill,’ ‘The Greatest Denier’ and ‘There Goes the Fear.’ We’ve also got the full interview for you to check out and some photos too!
The video of the session and an interview with the band are now available to view online at Absolute Radio’s site, here.