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Melophobe.com Boston Review

Photo by Ian Doreian of melophobe.com

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.

Philadelphia Review

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.

To read the full review, click here.

Carson Daly show

Last night’s LA Wiltern show was taped for a future episode of the Carson Daly show. Both Doves & Wild Light (who apparently stole the show with an awesome pair of tight white jeans!) footage will appear on a future episode of the show. More info as we have it.

North America Tour Support

Just in: Supporting doves on the North American tour will be Wild Light. A four piece indie pop group from New Hampshire. They have recently supported The Killers on tour.

You can visit their myspace page, here.

For more info on the group. Visit this blog for a detailed biography.