Friday, September 21, 2007

Unreleased Doves tracks

The story of Doves is one that is often repeated - initially a dance group named Sub Sub, who had moderate success with their #3 UK single, "Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)", their project ended in 1995 when their studio burnt to the ground. Deciding to leave Sub Sub as dead and buried, the trio decided to go down a different path, and became Doves.

In my opinion, this band is hugely underrated. While it seems that with every album they increase their public exposure a little bit more, given similarities they share with bands such Coldplay, Elbow and other British bands, it's surprising more people don't know about them. They are currently in the studio recording their 4th LP, but if you haven't heard their work before, I strongly recommend picking up their debut effort "Lost Souls" - every song is a masterpiece, and it's an album you will find yourself constantly returning to.

While nothing is really known about the new album, the band has posted some outtakes material on their website which you can only get to if you find the button they have hidden on their page - for your convenience, I've got direct links to their songs. Apparently these are old outtakes, and not new material, but there's some good stuff in there nonetheless. Enjoy!

"Track 8""Track 9"
"Track 10"
"Track 11"
"Track 12"
"Track 13"
"Track 14"
"Track 15"
"Track 16"
"Track 17"

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