Chris DeLine

Cedar Rapids, IA

Doves Critics’ Pick

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With the band’s recent release, Kingdom of Rust, Manchester’s Doves have returned with a sound that bridges its booming guitars with a thick classic-rock vibe. For the recording of the album, the band’s first since 2005’s Mercury Prize-nominated Some Cities, the group holed up in a small farm on the Cheshire Plains between Manchester and Liverpool. The isolation allowed the group to amass some 40 or 50 songs during their sessions for Rust, which is evident on the album as, melodically, it covers so much ground. For live performances, the band strips down its layered, guitar-based songs, offering fans a bit of a rugged translation of its music. This approach allows for the songs to evolve, lending a fresh feel to the music, which serves to make each show unique. Doves will be joined by Wild Light. 18+.

[This critics’ pick was originally published by City Pages.]