Looking on You Tube, its hard to believe Birdy’s cover of Cherry Ghost’s People Help The People has had almost had over a million views if you combine the two videos she has up. More than three times the views the Cherry Ghost original version has! crazy stuff.
Cherry Ghost have got a trio of acoustic shows lined up for December, the first Manchester date is sold out. So you probably shouldn’t hang around getting tix for the other shows in Manchester & London.
Again, if you get the chance on Thursday head to Shoreditch to see Jimi and the Bird Effect Ensemble perform the Bird Effect theme in full. Tix are 6 quid in advance or 8 on the night at Rich Mix. Support comes from blog favourites and fellow Heavenly Records signed Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, who will also be supporting Cherry Ghost in December!
Glad to see the new Doves forum is going down well, probably hasn’t been as busy in years.
If you use a mobile device to surf the web, you may want to try Tapatalk an app that optimises forums for use on mobiles. To learn more, visit Jag’s thread on the forum here.
Anyone heading out to the Ghosts of Gone Birds exhibition in Liverpool on Friday? If you are going and would like to send in some photos or a write-up, please get in touch!
From the archive, been asked if Doves have done much acoustic. They have, usually radio sessions. The last gig in Glasgow they did last year was acoustic, sadly no audio has surfaced of that yet! You can listen to their two performances at Seattle’s KEXP..
There is also a ton of stuff up the Dutch Radio station 3voor12 here.
Finally, I recently got to see Godspeed You! Black Emperor live. Supporting them was a Canadian guy called Eric Chenaux. With his latest album, all the song titles come from the names of real English ales! He was fantastic, check out his tunes at myspace.
Setlist from tonight’s acoustic set at Glasgow’s Oran Mor. Many thanks as always to NLF who also sent in a couple pics from the show..
The Scottish News Of The World caught up with the band in their barn. A really interesting interview it is too, cheers to Clarion for the heads up..
BAND ARE READY TO TRY NEW THINGS EVEN AFTER TEN YEARS AT THE TOP
IN a corner of Doves HQ lies a pile of abandoned boom boxes, reel-to- reel tape recorders and ancient cassette decks.
They’re the kind of relics you’d find, dusty and ignored, at the back of any junk shop.
But, along with drummer Andy Williams’ kit, which sits in its own spot over by the fireplace, and the rack of guitars belonging to his brother Jez, they’re key weapons in creating the band’s rich, inventive sound.
Everything else here, however, is the most up-to-the-minute music technology available, a legacy of their days making club tracks in a scene where producers routinely obsess over the latest gadgets.
“Our songs are really ongoing investigations,” confesses bassist/frontman Jimi Goodwin. “They start to reveal themselves as you’re working on them.”
And inside their HQ, a converted farm building midway between Manchester and Liverpool, it’s the combination of the outmoded and the state-of-the-art that helps shape multi-layered classics like last year’s world-beating fourth album Kingdom Of Rust.