National Geographic Photo Journal

National Geographic has posted a doves photo journal on their music site. Doves submitted photos from the recent tour of North America. Check out the gallery here.

PS: The “Toronto Skyline” is in fact Chicago. Taken from the Sears tower.

Happy Canada Day

Caught By The River Live From Toronto Kool Haus, June 1st 2009.

To all our Canadian readers, have a great day!

More Photos From Toronto’s Kool Haus

Photographer, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, has uploaded a handful of amazing photos from Doves’ performance at Toronto’s Kool Haus venue, on June 1st 2009.

Jimi at Toronto's Kool Haus

Visit Ryan’s blog here, to view the full set.

More Kool Haus Photos

Music Blog, chromewaves, has posted an amazing gallery of pictures from Doves’ recent show at Toronto’s Kool Haus.

Andy in Toronto

Click here to view the full gallery. Their full review of the show will be posted shortly.

Toronto Reviews

Here are three reviews of the Toronto Kool Haus show. All pretty positive:

You’d expect some rust given their lengthy hiatus, but the band were in perfect form. They even apologized for bringing the cool, damp U.K. weather with them. But they really should have apologized for openers Wild Light.

A grainy Super-8 video of an airplane taking off played on a massive screen that backdropped the stage as Doves entered, gave a humble wave hello, then dove into “Jetstream,” Kingdom Of Rust‘s first single.

I was glad to hear the shotgun blast kick drum and dark, rumbling bass that were mostly absent from Kingdom Of Rust are still very much present in their live sound. There was a vomit-inducing THUMP THUMP THUMP that threw back to the band’s Madchester days (they met in Factory Records founder Tony Wilson’s legendary Hacienda Club) in The Last Broadcast‘s “Pounding,” which was met with cheers and rhythmic handclapping. Some joker near me decided to clap on the 2-4 instead of the 1-3 and was mocked mercilessly.

To read the full review, click here.

Prior to the show I was told that Doves were amazing live and I figured that they’d be ok, I was wrong. These guys are great live and maybe one of the better bands I’ve seen live. Their sound, attitude and overall feel of the show was amazing. I personally don’t like the Koolhaus as a venue but that couldn’t stop this show from being great.

Not only were the Doves one of the better bands I’ve seen live, but the way they ended their show was amazing

To read the rest of the much music review, click here.

The band came on at about 10:15 and to our surprise, there was a 4th member – Roman Rebelski, who was in charge of keyboards and all things electro. Playing against a large project backdrop featuring random videos, the Doves quickly launched into recent single Jetstream, and my oh my, instantly you can see what an addition Rebelski is to the set. With the added keyboard addition, all the Doves song seem to have an extra oomph to them. The material from the recent album had an extra kick, whether it was because of a looped beat or a some added melodies, I found the addition of the fourth dude to be quite nice.

To read the rest of the Panic Manual review, click here.

Toronto Setlist: Cedar Returns!

Toronto got the first performance of the Cedar Room of the year. The setlist above, thanks to Spidey Spence.

Jimi Recalls Rob Gretton

Toronto-lifestyle magazine, Now Toronto, has uploaded audio of a telephone interview with Jimi, recorded May 15th (the anniversary of Rob Gretton’s death).

Now Toronto

“The man was basically a philanthropist,” remembers bassist Jimi Goodwin. “He bankrolled us and gave us a second chance as Doves. Without him, I don’t know where we’d be.”

Click here to hear the interview. Adjust your speakers beforehand, as there’s no volume control, only a small play/pause icon.

Win Tickets To Kool Haus Show

Ontarian culture-vultures, Eye Weekly, currently have a competition to win tickets to Doves’ gig at Toronto’s Kool Haus venue on June 1st.

Visit the competition page by clicking the image, below.

Eye Weekly Doves Competition

You basically have two days left to enter – so apologies for not bringing this to your attention sooner.

Opera House, Toronto, Ontario 2001

Opera House, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 1st 2001

Bootleg: Yes, From webcast


Sea Song
Break Me Gently
Catch The Sun
The Man Who Told Everything
Lost Souls
A House
The Cedar Room
Here It Comes