Splendour In The Grass

Doves @ Splendour In The Grass

Earlier today, doves performed at the Splendour In The Grass festival in Byron Bay, Australia. Here’s some of the coverage from twitter & TripleJ.

Jimi spoke to tripleJ radio earlier. Some of it has been featured on a blog post “Doves Last Blogcast”.

Here’s a bit of the interview:

When did you get to Byron – any time off on this tour? What’s your impressions so far?

we landed in byron at about 1.00pm today straight from Japan so we haven’t had a chance to see this amazing town this time round ( but we were here in 2005 and had a few days off and had a great time)

To read the full interview, visit the last blogcast here.

For more of tripleJ’s coverage of Splendour In The Grass, including some pro shot pictures of doves set, head over to their festival homepage here.

Some pictures found on twitter..

Photo by Twitter user @MWhittingham

Photo by Twitter user @triplej

More as we have it.

Fuji Rock Review

Picture from fujirockexpress.net

fujirockexpress.net has posted a positive review of doves Friday set at Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival.

Doves brought their mellow Brit rock to the Green Stage on Friday afternoon, along with some mellow weather.They played a cross section of tunes from Some Cities and The Last Broadcast and they trotted out “Kingdom Of Rust” from their new album of the same name about half way through. When they started, a light mist of rain shrouded the Green Stage, but as they got into the middle of their set and Jimi Goodwin said thanks to that rain and that “we all need a little rain in our life, it makes things beautiful” and suddenly it stopped. The sky brightened, and warm and surprisingly dry breeze brought the smiles out. Rain ponchos and caps came off, people dance a little more, and the kids started playing.

To read the full review, click here.

Picture from Bounce.com

If you can read Japanese, you can read about doves views on Fuji Rock and who they plan on seeing, at bounce.com before leaving for Australia here.

Next stop is Splendour in the Grass tomorrow (26th) Doves are due to play on the main Supertop stage at 5pm for an hour. Then its on to Melbourne the first of four headline shows in Oz. As ever, do email us your reviews/pictures from the shows. We will put them up.

Australia Tour News

Due to popular demand, doves Melbourne show has been moved from the Billboard to the Palace Theatre. The Billboard show had long since sold out. The change of venue means more tickets are available now. Get them at ticketek before they sell out again.

No further dates will be added to the Australian tour. The tour looks like this:

26 Jul – Byron Bay, Splendour In The Grass
28 Jul – Palace Theatre, Melbourne
29 Jul – Metro Theatre, Sydney
30 Jul – Metro Theatre, Sydney SOLD OUT
01 Aug – Capitol, Perth SOLD OUT

Queensland band The Middle East, will support the four headline shows. Adelaide Band Leader Cheetah will also provide support for the second Sydney Metro show on the 30th.

Jez Speaks to The Vine

Ahead of doves tour of Australia, Jez spoke to The vine.com.au about the new album and his past memories of touring Australia.

Four years is a long time in the music industry and even longer when it comes to technology. What was it like coming back and suddenly needing a MySpace, a Facebook, Twitter, free downloads et al?

We literally went away and the whole music landscape changed. Giving away a free download was a new one for us. It’s pretty mad really but once you get your head around it, the whole new digital domain makes sense in its own strange little way. It’d be nice to get paid for each record we sell, but most people seem to download it for free now, don’t they?

And then they justify it by saying ‘it’s okay, I’ll see them when they play live” but you can only play so many shows a year.

A lot of bands make their money that way but for us to come to Australia, it costs twice the amount we make from tickets. It’s a fucker, man. To be honest I wish our Australian tour was longer but somebody didn’t put their neck out. Some bright spark reckoned we should only do four shows but I think we could have done the whole east coast.

To read the full interview, click here.

Splendour In The Grass Confirmed

The official Splendour In The Grass website has confirmed that doves will be appearing at the festival. This will be doves third appearance at Spendour, having appeared at the festival in 2002 & 2005.

 

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