Doves is a band from good old Manchester (Madchester) England. The band has two brothers: Jez Williams on guitar and Andy Williams on drums. When I hear of two brothers from Manchester forming a band I can’t help to be reminded of the Happy Mondays. Not to mention they would frequent the Hacienda night club. The third member is Jimi Goodwin on bass. Jimi is always a good first name if you are going to be a rock star :)
The band has a very Western desert sound that kind of reminds me of Calexico. That with a bit of Radiohead in it. Andy and Jez were in bands starting as far back as 1981. Doves didn’t officialy form into a band until 1998. Prior to that the band was experimenting with other genres of music including dance music. The band was actually somewhat happy that the studio they were recording in burned down and they had to start with a fresh direction. They chose to stay on the Alternative music track which they felt to be “liberating” in the end.