Mayrhofen Review #2 & Best Of Album Sales

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.

Live from Abbey Road On Sundance Channel

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!

Absolute Radio Session

Pictured tweeted by Absolute Radio presenter @DaveGorman

Live Absolute Radio Session from the House of St Barnabas chapel. Session to air Tuesday night. More as I have it.

Live From Abbey Road

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.

Fan Photos From Fuji Rock

Here are some snap shots from doves MTV Acoustic & interview session at Fuji Rock, sent to us from doves board regular Apo.

MTV acoustic session

MTV Interview

Doves feature in the Fuji Rock program.

As always click on the images for full size.

MTV Live Session


Watch Doves MTV Live session tomorrow on MTV2 at 9pm. Otherwise you can watch it online at

MTV Live Session Competition

Doves are set to perform an MTV live session on June 22nd. For your chance win a ticket for yourself and three mates. Go to the Nokia Music UK website. Fill in the details, its that simple.

Interview & Performance For MN Public Radio’s The Current

Minnesota Public RadioMinnesota Public Radio’s The Current have uploaded an interview and live performance from Jimi, Jez & Martin, recorded earlier today on Jimi’s birthday.

Click here, to listen to the broadcast.

Doves Play Live In The Fly TV Courtyard

The band (minus Andy) recently played a live session in an alleyway outside the offices of The Fly magazine.

Click the player below, to watch the video.

The Fly TV on MUZU.

Absolute Radio Zoo Session

Lucky ticket winners of the recent competition by Absolute Radio to see Doves play a live session, were yesterday treated to a blistering set.

Absolute Radio


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.