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Sasquatch Videos

Check out these awesome videos from Sasquatch. Recorded from the side of the stage, offering a unique view of the band playing. Shame the crowd seem a bit dead!

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Sasquatch Setlist

Photo of setlist & review courtesy of earcandybeat.com

Doves 2005 record, “Some Cities,” was one of my favorite albums that year and I had heard nothing but good things about the live sets by this Brit-pop band so I was excited and curious to hear what they were going to offer up on the main stage. I wasn’t disappointed as Doves definitely is a band that has to be seen live. Their sound becomes more full, loud and really downright impressively impactful in a live setting.

However, while they did sound great The Gorge setting didn’t seem like the right way to get the full effect of Doves’ live show. They would be better off playing KeyArena (a la Muse) than an outdoor set in the middle of the day. Unfortunately, Doves don’t make it stateside often and they played the Crocodile a few days before Sasquacth! so it looks it’ll probably be a while before they come back to town.

Sasquatch Reviews

Picture courtesy of Alan Wiley at ChordStrike.com

Here are some of the reviews coming out from doves short performance at today’s Sasquatch.

Doves played a majestic set on the main stage that wrapped up just a few minutes ago. Their songs are pleasant, yet rocking. The crowd seems seems to be enjoying the tunes and the energy feels like everyone is warming up to the idea of 3 days of blistering heat–by the way, it’s really hot here–especially for those of us more accustomed to rain and clouds than full sun. Sunscreen and skin are everywhere you look and there is much vitamin D being created. Gonna go run and catch Dent May!

I love Doves, and I’m really glad they came out of their hiding place and put out a new album this year (I blame them for all the British accents I keep hearing everywhere), but they’re another one of those pop bands that you’ll only enjoy live if you’re already in love with their music. Someone who just walked up to the band’s set probably wouldn’t have found anything remarkable about these self-designated “fucking Limeys,” but they are remarkable. You just need to get to know them. I promise.

Doves Set Tone For Big Names To Follow

By Jeremy Dutton

I’ve been into the Doves since their masterpiece: 2002’s “Last Broadcast.” They just finished a great set that included “Kingdom of Rust” and fan favorite “There Goes the Fear Again. They set the bar pretty high for the rest of the night. Although I’m sure someone can do little better in the rapport department. In addition to calling concert attendees “limey f***s.” they also begged the question of “What the f*** is a corndog?” and “What’s with the stick?” Silly Brits.

Doves in Washington State

Thanks to cut_here for bringing this one to our attention, from the Seattle music & nightlife publication Line Out. A cracking read…

For a more positive spin on the show. Check out the three imaginary girls review:

Musically, Doves were pristine. Highlights were the mesmerizing “Sea Song,” accompanied by a surfing video lulling slowly on the back-stage screen to hypnotic effect. “Black and White Town” strikingly recalled Martha & the Vandellas’ R&B classic “Heat Wave,” further illustrating that these Manchester lads never shy too far from their influences (Think the heavy gospel feel of “Satellites” and the Warren Zevon-laden “Hit the Ground Running.”) At the conclusion of “There Goes the Fear,” each band member grabbed a percussion instrument for a raucous ending, sending us off into the night.

To read the full review, click here.
Doves are back in Washington state today to play the Sasquatch festival. Doves are scheduled to play the Gorge Amphitheatre from 2:20pm til 3:05pm. If your attending the festival, do let us know of the setlist or if you would like to sumbit a review, email us.