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The Universal Want

    Just two weeks after revealing their first new music in eleven years, Doves break their silence on new album rumours by announcing that their fifth long player 'The Universal Want', will be released on Fri 11 September 2020 on Virgin EMI. Buoyed by refreshed chemistry, restless studio creativity and public reaction to their return, Doves set free the album’s first single, Prisoners, on Thu 09th / July /2020.

    Only the second track and first single proper to be revealed, Prisoners forces attention upon itself, not least with the poignancy of Goodwin’s repeated greeting to ‘old friends’, but as an unstoppable, driving tale of caution in a world of unending desire. Produced by Doves with Dan Austin and recorded at the band’s own Frank Bough Sound III studios in North West England, the high heat of its Northern Soul beat is fanned by wiry guitar breaks and cuts of ethereal noise contorting beneath layers of stacked vocals. A statuesque musical statement, Prisoners guides Doves’ second chapter to a peak now within touching distance, the lyrics contrasting to express unease with modern ills.

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    Coloured LP Info: Heavyweight white coloured vinyl, gatefold sleeve, printed inners and download card.

    LP Info: Heavyweight black vinyl, gatefold sleeve, printed inners, download card.

    CD Info: Minpack, 16 page booklet.

    Ltd Box Set Info: Lenticular Cover of album artwork on box.
    Ex Picture Disc LP
    Cassette (limited to box set only)
    High quality 12 x 12 prints (art)
    Digital Download Code
    Numbered Limited Edition
    Set of 5 postcard prints using album/single artwork
    Remix LP - 12” LP featuring two Doves Remixes (A/B)

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    This superb record was originally released in February 2005. Doves continued where they left off but this time they go even one better again: song for song this probably outslugs "The Last Broadcast"! You could actually describe this as a pop record, just for its massive melody quota, except pop music rarely displays such soul, depth or intelligence. There's Air-ish grooves, Cocteau's-shimmering echoes, a Strokes rip, a Northern Soul stomper, and one song "Snowden" has the sweetest Mercury Rev-style, swooning keyboard refrain. But then you probably know all this by now? This stunning album catapulted Doves right into the big league. Albums with not one duff track can do that for a band. To see a group who'd played live in our shop to a handful of people only six years earlier, go on and connect with so many, and in such a meaningful way, was heartwarming, to say the least. 

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Andy says: By now Doves were an enormous band and their third album in 5 years felt like the summation of all that had gone before, then squared! Unfettered, defiant, confident and brimming with life, this was their most uplifting record propelled by gigantic melodies. A total triumph. Doves at their peak.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    2xColoured LP Info: Double 180 gram white coloured vinyl.

    Seattle's Soiled Doves are history - although the group's brief existence in no way reflects its significance in the scheme of things... The band emerged in the late 1990's as new-wave upstarts The Vogue, and by 2001 had mutated (or, rather, condensed) into the 4-piece Soiled Doves. Three of the Four Doves were soon to be members of the critically-acclaimed Chromatics, while vocalist Johnny was on loan from local heroes the Blood Brothers. Soiled Doves released a single on Arizona's collectable King Of The Monsters label, then ventured into Seattle's Paradox studio to record a full-length. Before the album was finished, it was decided that the group would lay itself to rest - Johnny's commitment to The Brothers was compromising his time, and the band were eager to get on with touring, etc. So, after a single West Coast tour in 2001, they had to split. Essential for fans of the Chromatics and Blood Brothers.


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