More Details Emerge on New Doves Album

Published: 2004-12-16
As previously reported on Soul Shine, the third album from British trio Doves is set for international release on February 21st (the exact North American release remains a bit foggy at this point, but it should be around the same time). The album has been titled 'Some Cities' by the trio and is the follow-up to 2002's 'The Last Broadcast'. The first single chosen to be lifted from the 11-track album is 'Black and White Town', which will be released on February 7th.

Doves spent the better part of last year recording what would become 'Some Cities', and according to an interview with NME, the band did that recording in some pretty strange locations. Hailing from Manchester, the trio slipped over to Liverpool to lay down a few tracks, and also trekked up to Scotland for a recording session in Fort Augustus. Whilst in Scotland, Doves recorded a ballad called 'Ambition' inside of an acoustically sound Benedictine Monastery.

Speaking to NME about the experience, lead singer Jimi Goodwin said: "It's closed down now. I think the last monk was like 93. There was no new blood coming through - why would you? So they closed it down and sold it and typically it's gonna become flats at some point. But we went in there, did the old whistle test, clapped our hands and there was just this cavernous sound. And we had this song that we hadn't recorded that was very hushed. It just came together. We asked if we could do it and in three hours came out with the song."

For craving minds, here is the track-listing of 'Some Cities':

'Some Cities'
'Black and White Town'
'Almost Forgot Myself'
'The Storm'
'Walk In Fire'
'One of These Days'
'Someday Soon'
'Shadows of Salford'
'Sky Starts Falling'

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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