Doves are back on the road tomorrow. They provide the main support for Stereophonics massive homecoming show at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Doves are due on stage at 7:15pm and are due off at 8. The phonics on at 8:30pm all times approx and subject to change.
If you are going, as always do send in your pictures/review whatever you want to send in. Have a good night!
Next Tuesday see’s Doves make a return to Douglas on the Isle Of Man. Then its a busy weekend playing the Isle Of Wight Festival, Thetford Forest in Suffolk & Rockness in Scotland.
Finally, if you are in the US. Once again Doves are featured on Last Call With Carson Daly. They filmed the May 16th 2009 performance at the LA Wiltern Theater. Several cuts have already aired which you can read about here. The show airs 12:35am Chicago time.
US based Under the Radar Magazine recently caught up with Jez, some interesting questions…
Hays Davis: You three knew each other back when you were playing with other bands in high school. What kind of music were you playing at that time?
Jez Williams: I suppose we just learned our instruments, really. I was in a band with Andy. Jimi was in his own band, so we were really in separate bands. I suppose Jimi was doing sort of mod covers, like The Kinks, and Quadrophenia, The Who. We were sort of doing our own stuff but the occasional cover crept in there, like Blondie, “Hanging on the Telephone.” You remember that one? And Bruce Springsteen, “Born to Run.” [Laughs] We were, like, 14, 15 at this stage, just messing around, just finding our feet, really. It was really cool: You’re in a band, you’re at school. It’s pretty good, man. Good times.
Tonight Doves are featured on the tv show Live from Abbey Road which airs on the Sundance Channel in the USA. The show was first aired in the UK last October, well worth a look if you haven’t seen it already.
It is already available to watch on demand if you have Comast or RCN.
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!
Blogger Stefania of Melt Your Face Off has just posted her review of the recent May 29th Chicago Vic Theatre show.
It seems as if she had a great time:
On Friday, May 29th I finally saw one of my favorite bands live…Doves: http://www.doves.net/. I can’t even recall the last time they played in the States. If they did they totally missed Dallas, DC, and NYC (any of the cities I could have seen them in since I discovered them in 2000). I am on their listserv and always get so jealous when I see dates in their native England. So I could hardly contain my excitement that after 4 years of releasing a new album they were doing a US tour, and one of the stops was going to be Chicago. At my favorite venue, The Vic. Could it be more perfect?
The show was not only amazing because the band is, but also because the crowd was so excited to be there. As you can tell in the videos the cheers and singing along were pretty consistent. In fact the band at one point got embarrassed that we were so adoring towards them. Well when you rarely come to see us, what do you expect?
To read the full review, visit Melt Your Face Off here.
To read our own sorta review of the Chicago show, click here
Thanks to Beth, for letting us know about this Boston Review. Check it out, for some of the best pictures of the US tour.
In my experience, the most difficult show to review is the one embroiled in mediocrity. Luckily for me, Doves wasted no time creating a dense wall-to-wall melodic soundscape in the House of Blues: a perfect compliment to the massive scrim onto which clever Danny Boyle-like music videos danced for the duration of the concert. The best live acts let you know right from the get-go that you’re going to enjoy yourself.
In the final performance their 2009 North American tour, Doves opening number “Jetstream” from their most recent release Kingdom of Rust functioned as a veritable “look what we can do,” comprised of a three or four minute crescendo that rolled together layers of programmed bass drums and snares, wobbly synthesizers, and surging guitar licks as it tumbled forward. Critics have hailed Kingdom as the group’s most ambitious project, and their performance showed that this ambition translates to the stage.
To read the full review, and see more stunning photos, click here.
Good things come to those who wait. The Doves, who spent four years flying under the radar after wild success with 2005’s Some Cities, returned to Boston on Sunday night to end a US tour on a pleasantly haunting note.
An excellent setlist set the spellbinding tone at the House of Blues. Touring in support of their latest album, Kingdom of Rust, Doves started the Boston show with three new tunes. The first “Jetstream”, with its slow-building structure, readied the crowd for the rest of the show’s chilling surprises. The band powered through a mix of old and new songs, mostly new, which revealed fans’ approval of the Brit band’s new work.
An excellent review of last night’s show at Philadelphia’s Trocadero:
The Doves thankfully hit the stage to musically deodorize the stage after that Hampshire funk was spread out like grandma wrecking the bathroom after fudge and crab cakes on a humid July day.
I came away with two things after seeing The Doves live : #1 Jimi Goodwin’s voice is f***ing amazing, #2 The Doves really write great songs. I was blown away at the endurance of Jimi Goodwin’s pipes. This guy belts out each song with everything he’s got, yet from song one to the final encore, his voice was perfect. And it’s no lilting, Thom Yorke-y type voice, it’s powerful, soulful, and gravely.
While this would not rank among my Top 5 Doves gigs, it needs to be pointed out that these guys are the most consistent live performers I’ve seen while I’ve been blogger. You know you’re going to get an aural and visual assault of emotions. Sometimes, in those rare moments, you just forget everything in the outside world and you submit yourself to their music and live show.
When you see a band 11 times in nine years, there is plenty you can count on. First, it’s all the hits we love from their previous three albums. Although “Catch the Sun” has been vanish from their setlist since 2003
So count these dudes among those beating U2 at their own game in the last decade or so, i.e. the Soaring, Grandiose, Unapologetically Bombastic Arena Rock game, the sort of anthemic, overdriven guitar rock that’s actually a pretty good fit for an airport terminal. Every song an epic, every chorus a budding soccer-stadium sing-a-long. Except Doves are (relatively) unassuming about it, affable and casual Brits who take their time (their new Kingdom of Rust was nearly a half-decade in the making) and don’t have much in the way of an agenda
Fresh from taping a performance for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, UK indie-rock trio Doves packed the house in many ways last night at Terminal 5—first of which was filling the venue to the brim with fans. What the group lacked in physical presence (although they play with a fourth member on tour) they absolutely made up for in aural presence. Not a note was spared from the first few rows of people packed tightly against the metal barrier up to the crowded VIP balcony on the third floor in the back.