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      Doves are a British indie rock band from Manchester, England. The band are known for its large, epic sound, and have been compared with contemporaries such as Radiohead as well as classic Manchester bands such as The Stone Roses, New Order and The Smiths. The three members of Doves are brothers J... read more
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      Doves are a British indie rock band from Manchester, England. The band are known for its large, epic sound, and have been compared with contemporaries such as Radiohead as well as classic Manchester bands such as The Stone Roses, New Order and The Smiths. The three members of Doves are brothers Jez Williams (guitar) and Andy Williams (drums and occasional vocals), and Jimi Goodwin (vocals, bass, guitar and occasionally drums), who met at school when they were 15. They formed a Madchester-influenced dance collective called Sub Sub, which had moderate success in the early 1990s, including the hit single "Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)", but the trio gradually moved in a more rock direction. This transition was hastened by the destruction of their studio in a fire. The band regrouped, changed their name to Doves and released three EPs in 1998 and 1999, which established the group's new sound and met with a warm critical response. Their debut album Lost Souls (2000) was received with rapturous critical acclaim, and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, which they lost to fellow Mancunian Badly Drawn Boy, for whom they had previously acted as an occasional backing band. Doves' second album The Last Broadcast was released two years later, reached ..1 in the UK album chart and was also nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. This record contained the track "There Goes the Fear", which reached ..3 in the UK singles chart despite only being released for one day before it was deleted. In 2003, the band released a b-sides compilation, Lost Sides, and a DVD entitled Where We're Calling From, recorded live at a gig in Cornwall's Eden Project. Their third studio album, "Some Cities", was released in February 2005 and went straight to ..1 in the UK album chart, preceded by the single "Black and White Town," which reached ..6 in the UK singles chart. At one of the concerts to promote the album they were supported by another Mancunian band, I Am Kloot. On tour and on some recordings Doves are joined by keyboardist Martin Rebelski. Doves, like their fellow rock music act Oasis are massive Manchester City fans and a re-recorded version of Words called Live For City is played before every home match at the City of Manchester Stadium.

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