2000 debut album.
Having been on a hiatus since 2010 and with the recent news of the Doves reforming, gigging and writing new material together, the Doves are releasing their first 3 albums - ‘Lost Souls’ 2000, ‘The Last Broadcast’ 2002 and ’Some Cities’ 2005 - on limited edition coloured Vinyl.
Hailing from Manchester the scene that brought the defining sounds of the Smiths, Stone Roses, Oasis, James and the Charlatans indie rock band the Doves excuded depressing lyrical imagery and embryonic soundscapes that made the Mancunian circuit so popular throughout the '80s and '90s. Gloriously basking in the ethereal ones before them, their debut ‘Lost Souls’. ‘Lost Souls’ was released in April 2000 by three gruff Mancunians who, notably, all turned 30 that spring. Seven years earlier, you'd have found them prancing around the Top of the Pops stage, knee-deep in dry ice, miming along to the giddy house-pop rush of ‘Ain’t No Love (Ain’t No Use)’ the hit they made as Sub Sub. Having shared a musical epiphany on the Hacienda's dance floor in 1989, the two Williams brothers and their old schoolmate Jimi Goodwin must have felt they were at the beginning of something very exciting.
The album is a shoegazing twist of emotional bliss. Music hasn't sounded so heavenly since Radiohead and The Verve. The 12 songs surge, swell and peak in the same way that good dance music does. Only rather than carefree euphoria, the feelings driving it are loneliness and regret. NME claimed it to be the best debut album since Oasis’s ‘Definitely Maybe’.