For a band with two #1 albums in the UK and a current number #2 with their latest album “Kingdom of Rust”, it’s somewhat shocking that Doves aren’t more popular here stateside. All the better for us, though, who can enjoy their shows in relative intimacy (ie, Terminal 5 in NYC) compared to some of the bigger stadiums that they play in the UK.
While still classifiable as Indie Rock, their sweeping anthems and toe-tapping ballads compete with any of the best big stadium bands. See Village Voice review here. If this is your first introduction to Doves, recommended beginner songs are There Goes The Fear, Pounding, Black and White Town, and the latest, Jetstream.