Formed in Wilmslow, Cheshire, in 1998, the three members of Doves had worked together previously in Manchester-based dance act Sub Sub and the band has the kind of chemistry born of longevity and a consistent line-up. Over the course of slightly more than a decade, Doves has become one of the most critically revered British bands of the new millennium, with long-awaited fourth album Kingdom Of Rust combining haunting blues over heavy basslines, delivering an intense energy. The band produces soulful, epic indie music, often incorporating elements of dance music and specialises in melancholic indie anthems which have made them a firm favourite on the festival scene.
Followers: Leaves, Engineers, I Am Kloot, Elbow
Influenced By: Radiohead, The Verve, The Stone Roses, New Order...