Rumour: North American Tour?

Pure speculation here but the Vancouver Sun reports that its rumoured doves will be appearing in the city soon.

If you’re a fan of rumours, keep your ears to the ground for potential news regarding Vancouver appearances from the likes of Cypress Hill, Del that Funky Homosapien and British rockers Doves. (We’ll keep you posted. We promise.)

Will of course post more if I hear of anything. Keep those fingers crossed!

Winter Olympics Ad Featuring Doves

Vancouver Winter Olympic games ad

As we reported early last year, Pounding is being used in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic games With Glowing Hearts advertisement campaign.

Pretty cool I reckon! Enjoy the games if your watching.

Photos From The Commodore Ballroom

Andy Williams at The Commodore BallroomFantastic photo-blog, Keri’s Vancouver Concert Photos has posted some great pictures from Doves’ recent show at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom. Visit the blog by clicking here, to view the collection.

Incidentally, Keri has also noted that Doves’ ‘Pounding’ has been used as the soundtrack to a Canadian TV advert promoting the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Vancouver Review

More straight talking from the Vancouver press. This time its a very positive review of the Commodore Ballroom show:

Since this was my first chance to experience the boys live, it was all new and shiny to me, so I can only assume they left “Catch the Sun” off the set list for a good reason—in fact, 2000’s Lost Souls was largely ignored—but among the new material was a reliable sprinkling of the old barnburners like “Black and White Town” and the most appropriately monikered “Pounding”. Doves’ signature sound has always had that unique ability to sound both melancholic and uplifting at the same time, and on this particular night the sound mix at the Commodore brought out the best of both—the soaring guitars on “Words” and new favourite “Kingdom of Rust” sounded good enough to lift me straight up to a heaven I don’t believe in.

To read the full review, click here.

Vancouver Setlist

Here is the Vancouver setlist from last night (May 21st), as posted by Goblin at doves board.

Winter Hill
Almost Forgot Myself
Greatest Denier
Kingdom of Rust
B&W Town
Caught by the River
Here it Comes
Last Broadcast


Jimi’s Straight-Talking

Jimi has recently been interviewed by Vanvouver-centric lifestyle website,, ahead of Doves’ Canadian shows.

‘Kingdom of Rust’, those opening images, like the cooling towers and stuff, it reminds me of an industry that’s gone, and nature’s reclaimed it,” he says of the album’s title track. “You know, when you get those sites or derelict yards and things, and nature’s taken over because it’s been abandoned. Nature will reclaim what is rightfully its.”

Click here, to read the full interview.

California Photos & Vancouver Press

Doves & Pop Noir in LA.

Thanks to whrrlmusic over at twitter for pointing out this collection of pictures taken by the Pop Noir guys, of their time back stage with doves at the LA Wiltern.

Check out the OC Weekly picture slideshow taken at the Anaheim show last Friday.

Doves play their final California show tonight in San Francisco. Then its on the Pacific Northwest. On Thursday the band hit Vancouver to play the awesome Commodore Ballroom. Here’s a wee snippet from the British Ccolumbia newspaper the Globe and Mail:

Doves’ latest album, Kingdom of Rust, has been called a Lancastrian Joshua Tree, so strong is the group’s connection to their northern British roots – they even recorded it on a farm near their home town. This is not a new fad: On 2002’s The Last Broadcast, they named a track after a motorway, the M62, recording the song under one of the road’s flyovers. This is their first tour since 2005 and early reports from U.K. gigs suggest this should be a stormer of a show. Thursday, Commodore Ballroom, doors at 8 p.m.