A must see! Doves & The Bulgarian London choir at the Electric Proms

Jimi Goodwin - DovesHere’s a must see Doves performance captured in all it’s glory by the BBC when they played the Roundhouse last Thursday 22nd October for the BBC Electric proms series of events.DOVES - Roundhouse - Electric Proms - 1

The gig was made all the more special as the boys were backed by a 40 strong ensemble of London’s Bulgarian choir for the whole show & then joined by North Indian classical musician Baluji Shrivastav for ‘Birds Fly Backwards’.  The choirs input on the already beautiful track ‘Firesuite’ is something else & throughout the gig they shine new light on the bands back catalogue.  An inspired piece of music programming!



‘Snowden’, ‘Winter Hill’, ‘Firesuite’, ‘10.03’, ‘Pounding’, ‘Jetstream’, ‘The Storm’, ‘Black And White Town’, ‘Sea Song’, ‘The Greatest Denier’, ‘Kingdom Of Rust’, ‘The Last Broadcast’, ‘Catch The Sun’, ‘Birds Fly Backwards’, ‘Cedar Room’, ‘There Goes The Fear’

DOVES – BIRDS FLEW BACKWARDS (Alternate version)

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Sun, what have you done . . . Heavenly heads out for Summer festivals

Main Stage at the Port Elliot literary festival

As we hurriedly finish everything off that needs doing before we loon ourselves in a field for 4 days our bands are mostly 1 step ahead of us & are already down at Glastonbury languishing in the green carpet of field that is Worthy Farm for the most part of the year, hopefully the 169,995 people that will have arrived before us & the – is it, will it, wont it, yes it will – blah blah rain wont have churned the site into a battlefield before we’ve even started.

Here’s where our bands will be playing in the UK this Summer;

DOVES – ‘Doves lift us up where we belong’:
26th June – Friday headline – John Peel Stage  @ Glastonbury
5th July – Hop Farm Festival, Kent
11th July – Oxygen festival, 02 stage, co Kildare, Ireland
12th July – T in the Park, radio 1/NME stage, Scotland

18th July – Latitude festival , Suffolk

19th July – Lovebox, London

LOOSE SALUTE – Hopefully the lovely Lisa will still be sporting her  MOR US highway 78 era fringe & ting:

26th June – Friday 16.50 on the Q snug stage – Glastonbury

25th July – Saturday Port Elliot – 4.30 – Caught by the River Tent

MAGIC NUMBERS – will be sneaking in some new tracks off their forthcoming 3rd album:
27th June – Hyde Park Calling
28th June – Secret show @ Glastonbury, Sunday evening
25th July –  Port Elliot Festival

PETE GREENWOOD – Perfick way to start the weekend – in a field on a thursday :
26th June – Thursday @ Glasto, 4pm Snug stage beside Q stage

SAINT ETIENNE – Get the London look! they’ve been performing the whole of Fox Base Alpha recently, keep an eye out for a girl with a placard, she knows where its at :

July 4th – Wireless
July 19th – Sunday @ Latitude, Suffolk
August 15th – Summer Sundae, Leicester
August 29th – Beachdown festival, Brighton
August 4th – Mosely Folk Festival

June 28th – Sunday 3pm Park Stage – Glastonbury

SOFT PACK – Plug in, Tune out & drop in – ESSENTIAL!:
June 28th – 4.45pm – John Peel Stage – Glastonbury
August 29th – Leeds festival
August 30th – Reading festival


27th June – Glastonbury -11pm – 2am in the Q tent

28th June – Glastonbury – 11am – 1pm in the Guardian tent

17th July – Latitude – all day in between bands on the BBC Introducing stage

18th July –  2 – 4pm in the Rizla Arena – Lovebox

6-9th August – Rizla Arena – Big Chill

11 – 13th September – Rizla Areana -Bestival

Here’s the PADDED CELL disco noir reworking of DOVES ‘COMPULSION’ to download:



Coo Stephens . . .

Here’s Huw Stephens dressed up as a Dove at the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Swindon where he was Introducing . . . Doves.  NUFF SAID, TUFF LOOK!

Music sounds better with Coo
Music sounds better with Coo
Forever Heavenly


 All night hop party/auto-erotic drone rock/glam racket/disco mince/drudge funk/electroid doof/stunt rock/jump up/get down/Forever Heavenly/first Friday/every month . . .


COME GET SOME! . . . All night hop party/auto-erotic drone rock/glam racket/disco mince/drudge funk/electroid doof/stunt rock/jump up/get down/Forever Heavenly/first Friday/every month . .

Heavenly presents
a new monthly club night

For the first time in ten years since those heady days of Turnmill’s, we are back putting on nights in London’s clubland. From this day on the first friday of every month will be Forever Heavenly . . . Forevenly!  In old school Heavenly style we’ve put together a knockout lineup of friends, family and heads who’ll be playing the music we would love to hear and reckon you will too.  You are all invited to this . . please do come . . and if you could take the time to invite everyone you think would like to come it would be really helpful . . . please help us spread the word of our first big club night in years!

Trevor Jackson (Playgroup)
Bassclef (live)
Andy Blake (Dissident)
Heavenly Jukebox(residents)

DJ Dexter (Australia)
Joe Hot Chip

Hip Hop Karaoke

Raf Daddy (resident)
The first event will be he an all nighter @ CORSICA ARTS STUDIO in Elephant & Castle; 5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, SE17

£10 advance tickets are now on sale & you can you can buy em from ear:

And if you would like to make sure you stay updated on the Forever heavenly events join our Facebook or  Myspace pages or keep checking on

& to add to the fact that we will be kicking off the Spring bank holiday weekend in true Pagan style it ‘s also the same night that DOVES play their sold out show at Brixton Academy & we will be hosting the afterparty just down the road so to join those dots here’s a link to the Trevor Jackson ‘Doves’ remix.  Its an auto-erotic drone rock/glam racket/disco mince/drudge funk/electroid doof/stunt rock/jump up/get down/Forever Heavenly take on a new Doves b side ‘Push Me On’, expect to hear it banging through the Corsica on the 1st! DOOF! x

TREVOR JACKSON (Playgroup megamix) – DOVES  ‘PUSH ME ON’