Doves release ‘Sky Starts Falling’, the third single lifted from their critically acclaimed Number 1 Album ‘Some Cities’ on 12th September through Heavenly Recordings/EMI Records.
‘Sky Starts Falling’ is a powerful, dynamic track that has quickly become a live favourite. Apocalyptic concerns abound, the sound of a band that have conceived a track that is shorter and more forceful than what has gone before, but still highlighting a wonderful progression. Purposeful and full of vitality, ‘Sky Starts Falling’ is one of the defining tracks from ‘Some Cities’.
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DVD single from Amazon.co.uk, or get the CD single /
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‘Some Cities’ is a breathtakingly diverse record yet brutal in its clarity. A succinct, mature record, it sees Doves hitting their stride and becoming a more concise, literate band, reflecting the changing times. The record ultimately captures the band’s love of northern soul.
Following phenomenal shows at Glastonbury, T In The Park and Somerset House and supporting U2, Coldplay and Oasis at recent stadium shows Doves are set to play V on 20/21 August. The band are currently on tour in Australia.
‘Sky Start Falling’ shows Doves’ mastery of sounding sad and happy at the same time’ – Evening Standard
With the best ever Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festival still fresh in everyone’s memory, you can start to plan for next year already!
From now until September 10th (subject to availability), you can buy tickets for next year’s festival at 2005 prices (subject to a booking fee). This means that for only £125, you can be back next August Bank Holiday for more of the best bands at the UK’s best festival.
Tickets are available from the ticket hotline on 0870 060 3775 or log onto www.meanfiddler.com or www.seetickets.com to get ready for next year now.
Elbow have a new album, ‘Leaders Of The Free World’ (out 12 September), and ‘Forget Myself’ is the first single to be released from it. It is a curious tune, the production is rich, with carefully layered sounds, but it still has the recorded-in-a-toilet feel about it in places. I can imagine that an unplugged version of this track would be a great improvement as the complexity doesn’t seem to add anything to the proceedings. Much better, in fact the best track on the single for me, is the soundscape ‘Strangeways To Holcombe Hill In 4:20′ which has Elbow musically recreating what appears, from the music, to be a train ride. Here is where the complexity works, there are no lyrics to get lost in the morass of conflicting noises. ‘My Finger’ is a more subtle affair, simple guitars and confessional vocals, all used to maximum effect.
Buy Forget Myself from Amazon.co.uk
Buy Forget Myself from Amazon.com
Buy Leaders Of The Free World from Amazon.co.uk
Buy Leaders Of The Free World from Amazon.com
Elbow have dates lined up in November, you can book tickets for them at ticketmaster.co.uk.
13th – Portsmouth Pyramids
14th – Bristol Academy
15th – Birmingham Academy
17th – Glasgow Academy
18th – Edinburgh Queens Hall
20th – Newcastle University
21st – Sheffield University Foundry
23rd – Manchester Apollo
25th – London Brixton Academy
Label : V2
Release Date : 29 August 2005
Website : www.elbow.co.uk
- Forget Myself
- Strangeways To Holcombe Hill In 4:20
- My Finger
- Forget Myself (Video)