The Doves

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The Manchester, England, epic pop trio the Doves reunited Jimi Goodwin (vocals/bass) with twin brothers Jez (guitar) and Andy Williams (drums) for a stunning musical collaboration mimicking the likes of Radiohead, the Verve, and Ocean Colour Scene. Doves, all of whom had previously joined forces in the dance combo Sub Sub, are best-known for their club smash “Ain’t No Love (Ain’t No Use).” Debuting in October of 1998 with the Cedar EP, Doves quickly sold out the record’s limited pressing, earning “next big thing” status in the British press. “Sea Song” followed in the spring of 1999 and upon issuing Hear It Comes that autumn, the group signed to the Heavenly label. They inked an American deal with Astralwerks in summer 2000 and the band’s first full-length effort, Lost Souls, was released in the U.S. that October. By 2001, they’d moved to Capitol Records in the States and prepared for a second album. Two sold-out American tours and five recording studios later, Doves emerged with the song “There Goes the Fear” from their forthcoming second album, The Last Broadcast, in spring 2002. A special limited-edition version of the single was issued in mid-April. The album debuted at number one on the UK charts. The band also embarked on a North American tour the same week their album hit U.S. stores. Some Cities followed in March 2005.

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