With Jimi Goodwin’s Album “Odludek”already released back in February and being dam good as well, the second half of Doves have surfaced with their new band called “Black Rivers”.
Jimi Goodwin Oh Whiskey
Black Rivers is Jez and Andy Williams and Keyboard Player “rebelski” from Doves, their debut single is called the ship and its a cracking tune as you would expect;
Awesome as always, the Doves
Best band in the last 10 years – Doves:
The Doves played in the GMEX in Manchester on the 18th Dec and it was one hell of a gig. The doves were awesome and there setlist had all the best songs even the support of the Superfurry animals were great too.
Only problem was they only served Carling in the venue, no wide selection of beers and largers like in ireland.
The greatest denier
Doves-The cedar room
There Goes the Fear:
I cant tell you how excited ive been since noticing that my favorite band has been playing the UK’s Best Summer Festival of music. They were heading the “John Peel” stage on friday night. And i stayed up, putting everything on hold in order to see them live. And despite me getting the time wrong by one hour as “Bloc Party” started at 10.30 so, i waited patiently, as my dad sleeps in the sitting room these days due to ill-health, i didnt have long to record and watch the “Doves”, he told me 12.30 was my limit.Despite this i prayed the “doves” would be on soon and at 11.30 on BBC3 (Via BBC2 with the Red Button) they were on and it was the best live gig ive ever seen.
I want to say a huge thanks to my favorite Doves Blog http://dovesmusic.blogspot.com/ for the videos and music from the best night ever. Despite being totaly confused about the way the BBC were showing the Doves, i recorded the best i could. Which Seemed to 45-60 minutes of “bloc party” then the doves and vice versa. Which i felt was unfair and very confusing on BBC Digital, despite checking many times who was next etc.
The gig was amazing in everyway posable, from the crowds cheering to Jimis interaction. You cant beat “g,g,g,g,glastonbury” as a great feeling for folks being there and him thanking all “you magical fucking people”.Not to mention the Doves played there absolute best tracks that night.
If only Slane in ireland was like this:)
Ive been a huge fan of this band since about 2002 since i heard the song pounding from their album “The Last Broadcast”. Since then ive bought every album theve released and followed them. The new Album “kingdom of Rust” is awesome and ive been listening to it since it was released.
Some time back in March i was checking out their myspace page and seen the UK Tour Dates and had the idea of going to see them in Belfast. So without thinking about booking the tickets i just said to myself “if i dont book these ill never get to see them live.”, So i booked the tickets got 2 seated for the gig in the Ulster Hall in Belfast.
Anyway booking those tickets was the best thing i ever did, the concert was fantastic, it was a small venue about 2000 people max i think and the atmosphere was electric. My sister took some photos and videos on my phone ive posted some below. The Doves were so good that if i could have i would have went down to dublin to see them the next day.
Theres a lesson in all this of course, sometimes thinking about doing something too much means you’ll never do it.