Doves – Kingdom Of Rust (Live from the Courtyard for FlyTV)

April 6, 2009

Doves - Promo Shot

Doves - Promo Shot

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Last Friday was a great day. I rocked up to The Great Escape office late, but noone noticed. I was tired and possibly hung over. I sat down to start my days work when I heard the tuning of guitars and excited voices outside which can mean only one thing: FlyTV are filming a ‘live in the Courtyard‘ set.

I went down to the Courtyard to check it out and was pleasantly surprised to realise it was Doves gracing us with a short set. It was somewhat surreal to see such a famous and highly acclaimed band performing in such humble surroundings, and the guys looked almost nervous to be playing to the 30 or so excited MAMA Group employees who gathered around them. I suppose they were promised an empty quiet space to play their set, and weren’t expecting all the excitement.

Anyway here is a video of Doves performing Kingdom Of Rust Live from the Courtyard. This was the first time I had heard this track: a beautiful melancholy Folk / Pop ballad, with delicately layered 12-string and 6-string acoustics and subtle synths forming the platform over which Jimi Goodwin‘s gravelly baritone bellows eerie and ominous vocal melodies. Anyway, check it out for yourself:

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This beautiful set by Doves meandered nicely into lunch time, so I headed straight off to get my sandwiches.. I love Fridays.


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