Doves play sun-drenched T In The Park show
Big crowd turn out for Manchester indie veterans
Doves played a set of epic pounding indie-rock in the Scottish sunshine at T In The Park this afternoon (July 12), playing on the NME / Radio One stage.
Performing in front of a huge sign with their band name written in orange letters on it, the four-some were delighted with the sunny conditions, repeatedly referencing the glorious weather which followed showers earlier in the day.
“The sun’s come out, are you up for it?” bassist/singer Jimi Goodwin asked the large crowd as opener ‘Jetstream’ kicked in, prompting huge cheers.
The Manchester band went on to play cuts from their recent album ‘Kingdom Of Rust’ plus older fan favourites including ‘Pounding’ and set-closer ‘There Goes The Fear’.
“That crazy old sun, eh?” Goodwin laughed before playing ‘Pounding’. “Are you having a good time, T?”
Later in the set he made a slight set-list mistake. “This one’s called ‘Kingdom Of Fife’, he said, having changed the name of their song ‘Kingdom Of Rust’ to reference the local area. “Er, no it’s not actually, it’s ‘10.03’,” he added, checking the set running order. “That one was up next”.
Doves ended their show with a rapturously-received rendition of ‘There Goes The Fear’ before heading off to make way for the next NME / Radio One stage act, Lily Allen.
Kingdom Of Rust
Black And White Town
Jimi was on form talking to the audience especially a little girl who was on her dads shoulders telling her she was a little cutie and then had a tirade at hellmans mayonnaise for pinching the logo idea from kingdom of rust. He had problems with the levels at the beginning but i have never heard Snowden Winter Hill or Kingdom Of Rust played better. As you can see by the pics on here they were smiling and having fun. Total class. The audience seemed as big as for Wellar which then makes me wonder why they didnt play the sat night headline instead of Fratellis.
You can see Rich’s photos of doves set here. Rich also provided the setlist, he noted that most of the bands were having to cut songs, due to time issues.
Kingdom of rust
Black and White Town
The Cedar Room
There Goes The Fear
According to virtualfestivals.com doves attracted the largest crowd of the weekend:
Doves pulled the biggest crowd of the weekend as they ran through tracks like ‘Black And White Town’, ‘Kingdom Of Rust’ and a samba version of ‘There Goes The Fear’, but it was the band’s gripe with Hellman’s Mayonnaise that was perhaps the most memorable moment.
“I was reading the papers over the weekend,” mused singer Jimi Goodwin, “and I came across this Hellman’s Mayonnaise advert. It looks like they’ve taken it from our backdrop. Have a look and see if we can sue them. Boycott Hellman’s Mayonnaise!”
Doves continue the festival circuit tour this weekend. On Saturday the band head over to Ireland for the Oxegen festival. Doves will play on the 02 stage before Nick Cave. Then on Sunday its a short hop over to Scotland for T in The Park. Doves will perform on the Radio 1 NME stage just after 5pm.
The Sunday Mail have also reviewed the Barras show, making it the gig of the week. To read the review, click here.
Kingdom Of Rust has remained a number 3, for a second straight week. Great news, the album sales remain solid. Much improvement on Some Cities, which dropped out the charts like a stone pretty quickly after going to number one.