Manchester Apollo 2002

Peter Kay introducing Doves December 2002

Big thanks to tarquinlive again, this time they have uploaded a pretty good recording of the second Manchester Apollo gig of 2002. The better of the two imo, complete with the hilarious Peter Kay intro.

Get the flac recording here.

Obviously not too much going on Doves. But if you do enjoy a bit of Kraftwerk/OMD then check out my favourite band at the moment Mirrors who are on Skint records. Their debut album Lights and Offerings is superb.

We recently caught OMD on tour, their first tour of North America since 1988. Well worth seeing if you didn’t see them first time around. We saw the Architecture & Morality shows in 2007, but they have stepped it up since then especially with some great new tracks from the new lp. Our friend Lori is doing a blog of the tour ‘Across Every Ocean’, which you can read here.

Ok to bring it back to Doves… I recall Q back in 2002 compared The Last Broadcast to OMD’s Organisation, particularly the last track Stanlow. Anyone got that article they could scan? Wouldn’t mind seeing it again.