Kingdom Of Rust

Artwork By Rick Myers

Details

Released: March 30th 2009

Produced by: Doves & Dan Austin

Label: Heavenly

Additional Info: The promo video stars Neil Newbon

Track listings

CD HVN189CD

1. Kingdom Of Rust
2. Push Me On (Playgroup Megamix)

7″ Vinyl HVN189

1. Kingdom Of Rust
2. Push Me On

Download

1. Kingdom Of Rust
2. Kingdom Of Rust (Acoustic)

Three limited edition 12″ featuring remixes were also released.

Limited edition 12″ HVN18912P1

1. Push Me On (Playgroup Megamix)
2. Push Me On (Playgroup Megadub)

Limited edition 12″ HVN18912P2

1. Kingdom of Rust (Still Going Remix)
2. Kingdom of Rust (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)

Limited edition 12″ HVN18912P3

1. Push Me On (The Glimmers Mix)
2. Push Me On

Chart History

Highest UK single chart position: 28

Kingdom Of Rust spent four weeks in the charts.

April 5: 28
April 12: 45
April 19: 54
April: 26: 66

Lyrics

I hear a sound, a sound above my head
Distant sound of thunder, booming out on the moor

Blackbirds they flew ahead
into the cooling towers
I packed my bags fast thinking
one of those hours with you
Waiting for you

My God it takes an ocean of trust
In the kingdom of rust

I longed to feel some beauty in my heart
As I go searching right to the start

The road back to Preston was covered all in snow
So I went looking
for that stolen heart
for you waiting for you

My God it takes an ocean of trust, it takes an effort it does
My God it takes an ocean of trust
It’s in the kingdom of rust
Oh, in the kingdom of rust

I longed to feel that winter in my heart
So I went looking
But I couldn’t stop
Now I’m waiting for you

I know it takes an ocean of trust
In the kingdom of rust

Guitar Tab

Video

Directed By China Moo-Young

Artwork

Review

Drowned In Sound

One can’t help but feel Doves have seen what happened to Elbow last year and fancied a piece of the grown up bloke action themselves. So here is album title track ‘Kingdom of Rust’ – an ambitious, chugga-chugga steam engine of a pop tune which has Misirlou dashes, 50s throwback guitars a la Richard Hawley, and quite a bit of the Neil Hannons in its arrangement and strings, before breaking down to a semi-bluesy workout.