album review: doves
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009

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If Coldplay and Muse had a lovechild born without the self-indulgent swag of high-nosed, arena rock grandeur, I'd imagine it'd sound something like Doves. After having already quietly topped the UK charts with their previous two albums, the latest offering from the Cheshire trio, Kingdom of Rust, can be viewed as an attempt to penetrate the finicky taste of American pop rock. Unfortunately, Britpop that makes its way through the NME filter and across the Atlantic is often relegated to the Gallaghers and Chris Martins of the world, and quite frankly that's a shame, because Doves are as talented at song craft as they are unassuming in their musical identities. ..Keep Reading.. -Chris Gayomali

Doves on Tour
16 Apr - Brighton Dome - Brighton, South
17 Apr - 02 Birmingham Academy - Birmingham, South
19 Apr - Belfast Ulster Hall - Belfast
20 Apr - Olympia Theatre - Dublin
22 Apr - Barrowland - Glasgow, Scotland
23 Apr - Edinburgh Picture House - Edinburgh, Scotland
24 Apr - Leeds 02 Academy - Leeds, Midlands
26 Apr - Manchester Academy - Manchester, Northwest
27 Apr - Newcastle Academy - Newcastle, Midlands
28 Apr - 02 Sheffield Academy - Sheffield, Northeast
30 Apr - Reading Hexagon - Reading, South
1 May - Brixton Academy - London
2 May - Brixton Academy - London
4 May - Southampton Guildhall - Southampton, South
5 May - Nottingham Rock City - Nottingham, Midlands
6 May - Norwich UEA - Norwich, Northwest
7 May - Bristol 02 Academy - Bristol, South
14 May - House Of Blues - San Diego, California
15 May - House Of Blues - Anaheim, California
16 May - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, California
18 May - The Fillmore - San Francisco, California
19 May - McDonald Theatre - Eugene, Oregon
21 May - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, British Columbia
22 May - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, Oregon
23 May - Sasquatch Festival - George, Washington
26 May - Gothic Theatre - Denver, Colorado
28 May - Varsity Theatre - Minneapolis, Minnesota
29 May - Vic Theatre - Chicago, Illinois
30 May - Majestic Theatre - Detroit, Minnesota
1 Jun - Kool Haus - Toronto, Ontario
2 Jun - Le National - Montreal, Quebec
4 Jun - Terminal 5 - New York, New York
5 Jun - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6 Jun - 9.30 Club - Washington DC
7 Jun - House Of Blues - Boston, Massachusetts

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Doves on Myspace

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