Doves Forum

It was suggested that I replace the official Doves forum with a modern version at facebook using their groups feature. After 17 years the website based forums have had their day, whilst social media has made it easy for us all to be lazy at social interaction on anything other than fb or twitter.

A Doves fan forum group page has been set up here. Feel free to join, all are welcome! The website forum will stay up, it costs nothing to keep anyways so for those of you who don’t facebook its still here to use.

Whilst I’m at it, here is a snapshot of the official Doves forum through the ages from the brown board in 2001 to the lights out forum of 2006. It was brutal at times as you can see.



Martin Rebelski has been busy with his new project Rogue Emperor.

Rogue Emperor is a collaboration between ex Elbow drummer Richard Jupp and Martin Rebelski, Doves keyboard player. The pair are joined by 1,2,3,4’s guitarist Mike TV – who can often be found backing Badly Drawn Boy live – and Ollie Collins the renowned session bassist.

Check out their first track Holy Ghost in the video above. The track was mixed by our very own Jez Williams!Follow Rogue Emperor over at their facebook page.

Jimi has been busy mixing, you can check out his latest creation over at Soundcloud!

Black Rivers have hinted that some big news should drop in November! Its all happening. 🙂

Help: 2003 Tokyo Club Quattro Show

Looking to help out a big Doves fan who is based in Japan. Do any of you have the full recording of the February 3, 2003 Tokyo Club Quattro Show? A recording does it exist of the full show, so if you have it and are willing to share please send me a message. A DVD of the shows does exist, this does not cover the full show.


Break Me Gently Cover

A rather fine cover of Break Me Gently by EQUADOR


It still amazes me how many of you still frequent this site, despite the fact I haven’t posted anything in so long. Over the past month this site still averages 150-200 hits per day, most likely due to the fact if you search for Doves music/band online, you will end up here.

No news to report, though Black Rivers stated on their twitter recently that they are very much working on their second album. Jimi also has been posting on his twitter!

Thanks for the continued support!

Friday July 22nd marks 14 years since Pounding was released as a single on CD, DVD & vinyl. I seem to recall the label sent out a cardboard case to store the CD/DVD. The single reached a disappointing 21 on the UK singles chart, it should have been massive.

Jimi on stage with John Grant


Over the weekend Jimi joined John Grant onstage at the BBC 6 Music Festival in Bristol. Check out the performance on the BBC iPlayer here (UK only sorry!)

Kingdom of Rust Remix

First off Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the best for 2016, thanks for keep stopping by even though there hasn’t been a great deal to report.

But here’s a festive cracker worth checking out, a previously unreleased Tom Rowlands remix of Kingdom of Rust made it onto a 6 music Chemical Brothers mix that went out today (Christmas Day). The mix is really good, but if you don’t have the time to listen to it all, the remix of KOR comes in around 2 hours 50 minutes.

Go Listen

Caught By The River presents Spoken Word & Nature Disco Vol 3

As you can probably tell, there is not much going on! But here is a beauty well worth checking out..

Track selection is by Jeff Barrett, mixed by the Dubwood Allstars.

Spoken Word & Nature Disco Vol. 3 by Caught By The River on Mixcloud

Black Rivers Guitar Tabs & Lyrics

BR Trades Club

Thanks to Nick Yates we can bring you the complete set of Black Rivers Guitar tabs. You can find them via the BR tab on the menu bar.

The tabs are designed so that you can strum along to the tracks. You don’t have to play a right-handed guitar upside down to enjoy them!

In other Black Rivers news, they have announced a gig at the brilliant Trades Club in Hebden Bridge. Tickets are on sale this Friday (July 10th) from 9am at the Trades Club website.

BR have put out a stunning Rebelski remix of Deep Rivers Run Quiet. Check it out here! Brilliant stuff, Doves put out some cracking remixes over the years but the best one in opinion was always Rebelski’s mix of The Sulphur Man. Dare I say better than the original?!

Jimi Manchester Roadhouse Setlist

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Setlist from tonights Manchester Roadhouse show, thanks to Hinterland over at Doves forum. Hinterland notes that The Phone Call was not played. No clue about Naughts and Ones! By all accounts (twitter) it sounds like it was a fab night.

I’ve got all the Black Rivers guitar tabs to upload thanks to Nick. I’m in the process of moving gaff so those will follow shortly I promise.



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