buttonDoves @ Shibuya AX (30th Oct '05)

Majestic Doves Battle Evil Spirits In Tokyo

      October 30 is commonly referred to as Devil's Night due to the wave of mischief often caused on the eve before Halloween. As witches, ghosts, and goblins began to infiltrate the shops, restaurants, and bars of Tokyo, Manchester's Doves attempted to protect the city with their epic, soaring melodies.

Doves       Sauntering out of the darkness at quarter after seven, the quartet (the core trio of Jimi Goodwin, Jez Williams, and Andy Williams along with touring keyboardist Martin Rebelski) instantly raised the spirits of the several hundred British expats and Japanese Britpop lovers in attendance. Opening with "Snowden" from their most recent effort, Some Cities, the band filled the spacious venue with their moving mix of pop and shoegaze sounds. Excellent versions of "Sky Starts Falling" and Last Broadcast's "Where We're Calling From" and "Pounding" followed, each doing an admirable job of increasing the intensity level amongst the receptive crowd. "Pounding" was especially good, establishing itself as one of the show's highlights early on. Anchored by the powerful drumming of Williams, the group built up a majestic wall of sound that would have easily destroyed any evil spirits lurking around.

Doves       With little movement on stage on stage or banter between songs, Doves' wonderful compositions were pushed to the forefront. Nodding and singing along to their favourite cuts from all three of the act's full-lengths, it was evident that fans didn't seem to mind the lo-key performance. Subtle rays of red and blue light illuminated the performers, adding to the atmosphere being created by melding perfectly with the music being turned out. Basking in the tasteful lighting, the guys were all smiles as they wrapped up the last show of their Japanese tour. The three dates in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo marked the band's second trip to Japan this year. The first visit saw them playing amongst the glorious mountains and forest of Naeba Ski Resort as part of the Fuji Rock Festival.
Doves Although they weren't overly talkative, the mood between songs was light. Goodwin paused at one point to snap a few pictures of the cheering crowd. Rebelski filled silences by playing notes from the theme to horror classic Friday The 13th. The chilling sounds creeping from his instrument were soon disrupted by the next escalating selection showing that although the eve of fright had arrived, Doves were here to keep the city safe.

report by shawn and photos by hanasan
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The latest album


"Some Cities"
(US import / UK import / UK import / 国内盤CCCD)

The latest Single


"Sky Starts Falling"
(UK import)

previous works

"Snowden "
"Black and White Town "(US import / US import)
"Lost Sides "(UK import / UK import - Single Disc CCCD / UK import - Limited Edition / 国内盤CCCD)
"Last Broadcast"(来日記念限定盤/ 国内盤/ US import)
"Lost Souls "(UK import / US import)
... and more.

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buttonDVD review : RGB : sianspheric (17th Oct.)
buttonSomething Old And Something New : Time Bomb Records 15th Aniversary Feat. Blind Beast (Thurston Moore+Jim O'Rourke+Yoshimi), The Evens (Ian MacKaye+Amy Farina) with Ruins alone, Tamio Inoue (18th Sept. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonHalf Hour Of Power : Punkrockers Bowl Vol.11 Feat. Razors Edge, Melt-Banana, Wrench (10th Sept. @ Shinjuku Loft)
buttonA Mind Is An Awesome Thing To Blow : Fantomas & Zu (5th Sept. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonWith A Little Sake Always Makes For A Good Night : Cubismo Grafico Five with Sakerock (27th Aug. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonCool Sounds From The Underground : "What's That Sound?" Feat. Four Tet, Caribou, Mugison (20th Aug. @ Laforet Museum Roppongi)
buttonExpect The Unexpected : Metalchicks with Kiiiiiii and Asa-Chang & Junrei (16th Jul. @ Shibuya Lush)
buttonAll The Young Dudes : Jude (10th Jun. @ Yokohama Blitz)
buttonThe Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades : Date Course Pentagon Royal Garden (6th Jun. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonThe Life Aquatic With Yo La Tengo : Yo La Tengo (28th May. @ Laforet Museum Roppongi)
buttonThe Little Things : Boom Boom Satellites (29th Apr. @ Shibuya AX)
buttonInterview : Insanely Brilliant : Les Savy Fav (30th Apr.)
buttonOrganized Chaos : Shibusa Shirazu (17th Apr. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonSocially Aware And Ready To Party : Asian Dub Foundation w/African Head Charge (10th Apr. @ Shibuya AX)
buttonNice And Simple : Jimmy Eat World (4th Apr. @ Shibuya O-East)
buttonNothing A Few Sweets Couldn't Fix : Lemon Jelly (29th Mar. @ Shibuya AX)
buttonGroove Is In The Heart : Tabla Kwaiesa (6th Mar. @ Yokohama Silk Road Buto-Kan)
buttonInterview : Constantly Evolving : 90 Day Men (13th Mar)
buttonIt's Party Time! : The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Benevento/Russo Duo (28th Feb @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonWeekly Service : The Chemical Brothers (12th Feb @ Shibuya AX)
buttonTattoos and a Whole Lotta Hair : EXTREME THE DOJO Vol.12 feat. Every time I Die, As I Lay Dying and Shadows Fall (7th Feb @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonGeography At Its Best : ISIS (5th Feb @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonTo The Extreme : The Shins (31st Jan @ Harajuku Astro Hall)
buttonCD review : "Panopticon" : Isis (27th Jan)
buttonWinter Be Damned : Ash (17th Jan @ Shibuya AX)
buttonInterview : Peaceful, But Far From Quiet : Mono (20th Jan)
buttonCD review : "The Nein" : The Nein (13th Jan)


buttonCD review : "Christmas" : Old Man Gloom (28th Dec)
buttonMusic Soothes the Savage Beast : eastern youth (20th Dec @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonAnd to all A Good Night : Shonen Knife (19th Dec @ Daikanyama Unit)
buttonExciting Music for Exciting People : illreme (6th Dec @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonExpansive Rhythms : Tabla Kwaiesa (4th Dec @ Cozmo's Cafe and Bar)
buttonIt's In Their Hands Now : Franz Ferdinand (29th Nov @ Shibuya AX)
buttonLights, Camera, Action : Brahman (15th Nov @ Ebisu Liquidroom)
buttonMostly Business : The Stills (8th Nov @ Ebisu Liquidroom)
buttonScare The Rock Right Outta Ya : Halloween Ball 2004 feat . The 5,6,7,8's, Gasoline, The Woggles (30th Oct @ Shiomkitazawa Shelter)
buttonThree More, Two More, and Take it to the Left : Hawaiian6/ Idol Punch (11th Oct @ Shinjuku Loft)
buttonBusting Eardrums : Mogwai (5th Oct @ Ebisu Liquidroom AX )
buttonMedical Breakthrough : The Most Notorious Vol. 18 feat. Melt Banana and K.K. Null (25th Sept @ Shimokitazawa Shelter )
buttonGrey Skies Are Going To Clear Up... : HUSKING BEE (5th Sept @ Shibuya AX )
buttonno title : V∞REDOMS (8th Aug @ Ebisu Liquidroom )
buttonCD review : Andre Ethier With Christopher Sandes : Andre Ethier

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