Doves to release 'Kingdom of Rust' album + Spring tour dates


Doves announce a Spring US tour to support the release of their new album called 'Kingdom of Rust' (released April 7, 2009 on Astralwerks/Heavenly).

'Kingdom of Rust' is an album that is arguably Doves' most sonically adventurous, intimate, cerebral, rhythmic and most eclectic record to date.

Watch "There Goes The Fear" video from the album "The Last Broadcast":

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Doves have been recording their follow up for the past 18 months, having ensconced themselves to a farm house-come-studio in Cheshire. In doing so they teamed up with long time Doves collaborator Dan Austin to co produce all but two tracks on 'Kingdom Of Rust'. For the remaining two tracks Doves enlisted producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead) to record "Winter Hill" and "10.03". 'Kingdom Of Rust' was mixed by Michael Brauer, Dan Austin and the band.

Upon first listening, 'Kingdom Of Rust' sounds unequivocally Doves, maybe it's because it's been conceived with their trademark intensity. That said, the album takes Doves into more uncharted and experimental territory than ever before.

Take the first track, "Jetstream", a track Doves gave away last month via, fitted with a kraut motorik, it's a kraftwerk kissed electro pearl. In contrast, eponymous title track "Kingdom Of Rust", is a broad stroke of Lancastrian spaghetti Western drama.

Elsewhere, "Compulsion" sees Doves achieving a homage to the kind of wonky-leftfield disco that experiments that might have been played out at The Loft or the Paradise Factory in their 80's hey day, While, "The Outsider" sounds like what may have happened had time allowed Chuck Berry to jam with Joy Division.

Include the Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers) arranged "10.03", and anthems in waiting "Winter Hill" and "Greatest Denier" to that list and you have the most expansive and rhythmic Doves record to date.

There will be a ticket pre-sale beginning Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Go to astralwerks for more info. The password is: Jetstream

The Doves May/June 2009 US tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

5/14 San Diego, CA House of Blues
5/15 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
5/16 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
5/18 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
5/19 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
5/21 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
5/22 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
5/23 George, WA Sasquatch! Festival
5/26 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
5/28 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
5/29 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
5/30 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
6/01 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
6/02 Montreal, QC Le National
6/04 New York, NY Terminal 5
6/05 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
6/06 Washington, DC 9.30 Club
6/07 Boston, MA House of Blues

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