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Doves are an band from Manchester, United Kingdom consisting of Jimi Goodwin (vocals, bass) and twin brothers Jez Williams (guitar) and Andy Williams (drums). They are joined on stage by Martin Rebelski (keys). They are known for their large, sound, which combines dovetailing guitar lines with driving percussion and a penchant for atmospherics. Unusually, both Williams brothers have also contributed lead vocals.

Originally formed in 1988 as Sub Sub, a dance act who coincided with the rise of the Hacienda and the scene from Manchester expanding outwards, they enjoyed moderate success for seven years including the hit single “Ain’t No Love (Ain’t No Use)” (#3 UK), before suffering the disaster of their studio burning down in 1996, taking all their current recordings with them. The experience, tragedy and pressure of that would inspire their name-change, in 1998, to Doves, and ultimately their first full-length album, Lost Souls released in April 2000. “Lost Souls” was a dark, atmospheric effort, full of brooding keyboards and claustrophobic light grooves, yet charted at number 13, mainly due to the top 40 singles, “The Cedar Room”, “Catch The Sun” and “The Man Who Told Everything”.

Two years later, Doves enjoyed their commercial and critical peak with their second album, The Last Broadcast, which charted at number 1 in the UK charts, spawning a hit single, “There Goes The Fear”, which reached number 3 in the chart.

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  • randorolian

    jimi played snowden and the last broadcast last night in glasgow on his support tour of elbow, what a fucking treat that was

    7 Apr 3:49pm Reply
  • fladson

    Geral concorda que é uma banda muito boa que não tem o prestígio que merece...Vai entender a indústria da música né...

    26 Mar 4:13am Reply
  • DJVulpus

    Criminally underrated band, hope to hear more from them one day

    28 Feb 1:49am Reply
  • garynotrashcoug

    Such an amazing group. The first three albums have been my go-to trilogy.

    11 Feb 6:15am Reply
  • mikamando

    Almost Forgot Myself....

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ltr5976

    Such good music. It's strange I've never heard them before...

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • yugman

    Anybody else think the vinyl mastering of Kingdom of Rust is fucking awful? Searched online many times to see if I can dig anything up about it but nah. It's muddy digitally and that's fine but the vinyl transfer is horrible. Just waves of distortion that no other LP offers and I have a great turntable/set up. I love the album to bits but have to stick to my MP3s in this case.

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • lanadelreyy

    Pedreelowl calma, menino

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Fernandovini

    Ai sim., 500 days of Summer s2

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Pedreelowl

    Tomar no cu... Voltem, porra!

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Fabiano___sep

    Black and White Town, remember Fifa 06. Awesome.

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Rammstein_de

    FIFААААААААA 06 :3

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • BloodyWildchid

    I prefer Spellbound, but all their songs are great

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • fighton94

    I'm new to this band but I have to go with Here it Comes. New favorite band!

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • FatherLucifer

    How on earth isn't "Ambition" one of their top tracks?

    12 May 2013 Reply
  • delitax

    come to America Doves.

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • HdAlabama

    driiiiiiiive wiiiith meeeee~ :3

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Acquiescence

    Enough of this hiatus bullshit - the world needs a new Doves album.

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • HimitsuUK

    Dove-tastic. 'Winter Hill' is my favourite. Very good.

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • settlethescore

    Black and white town has to be one of my favourite songs ever

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
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