We’ve not heard from Manchester legends Doves (formerly Sub-Sub) since their 2009 album Kingdom Of Rust, and to be frank, music has been a lot poorer in their absence.
If you’ve been missing Doves over the past few years then today we bring good news as front-man Jimi Goodwin has announced his first solo album – called Odludek – is set to be released in March next year.
Goodwin will release the album through Heavenly on 24 March, and has debuted the first track ‘Oh! Whiskey’ which you can hear below. Speaking about the album Goodwin sounds pretty energised, saying:
I wanted to make this mad mixtape… the kind you’d pass back and forth with your mates; eclectic as fuck. That’s the way we’ve all discovered music over the years isn’t it? We join our own dots to make it all make sense… As I got into making the record, it felt like I was proving something to myself, making a point that I could do all this on my own. You know – I can play bass, I can play guitar, I can orchestrate. As the methods changed, the original concept stayed intact. It’s me, powering through ideas, kapow kapow, no pause for breath. It’s not trying to be wilfully eclectic; it’s just a reflection of how I schizophrenically devour music.
Listen to ‘Oh! Whiskey’:
‘Live Like A River’
‘Man v Dingo’
‘Keep My Soul In Song’
‘Ghost Of The Empties’
‘Lonely At The Drop’