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10 Best Songs of the Week: Hatchie, Nilüfer Yanya, Daniel Rossen, Beach House, and More

Plus Jenny Hval, A Place to Bury Strangers, Darkside, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 21, 2022

Welcome to the third Songs of the Week of 2022. This week there were some exciting new album announcements (Hatchie, Daniel Rossen, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Jenny Hval) and Beach House put out another five songs from their new album. More

14 Best Songs of the Week: Cate Le Bon, Destroyer, Spoon, Aldous Harding, and More

Plus Mitski, Guerilla Toss, Methyl Ethyl, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 14, 2022

Welcome to the second Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a spectacular week for new songs, overwhelming almost, with several notable album announcements. So this week we have an oversized Top 14, rather than our regular Top 10. Fourteen songs for January 14! More

Under the Radar Announces Special 20th Anniversary Double Issue

Issue 69 Has Two Cover Group Shots Featuring Grandaddy, CHVRCHES, Kamasi Washington, Bat For Lashes, Weyes Blood, The Divine Comedy, Elbow, Nilüfer Yanya, Miki Berenyi, The Horrors, and Rose Elinor Dougall

Dec 21, 2021

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is our special 20th Anniversary Issue. It’s a double issue celebrating two decades of the magazine (our first issue came out in December 2001). The issue has shipped out to subscribers and stores and can now be bought from us directly here. The issue features two special covers, each featuring a different group of musicians together. More

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2020

A Terrible Year Yielded Some Not Terrible Music

Jan 15, 2021

So, 2020 was quite an uneventful year wasn’t it? Nothing much of note happened. It was pretty boring. But at least there were some decent records to liven things up. This is the intro to our Best Albums of 2020 list I wish I could be writing. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Jesse Kivel, Doves, Django Django, Janelle Monáe, and More

Plus Everything Everything, Seamus Fogarty, This Is the Kit, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 11, 2020

Welcome to the 36th Songs of the Week of 2020. This week’s list is a supersized one, with 12 instead of 10 songs (and last week we only had eight), which is surprising considering Monday was the Labor Day holiday here in America, meaning few new songs were shared that day. More

Sep 11, 2020

Manchester-based trio Doves have released their long-awaited fifth album, The Universal Want, today on Imperial. Now they have shared a video for the album’s “Broken Eyes,” a song not shared prior to the release of the album. Now that the album’s out you can stream the whole thing here. Also, yesterday we posted our review of the album and our interview with the band’s Jimi Goodwin. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Oceanator, Doves, Ela Minus, Clipping, and More

Plus Tim Heidecker, Tunng, Travis, The Flaming Lips, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 28, 2020

Welcome to the 34th Songs of the Week of 2020. The Republican National Convention was this week, in which President Trump and his party attempted to convince the country that if Joe Biden and the Democrats take over it will be a lawless land with a defunded police and riots in every city (um…no, that won’t happen). In a nomination acceptance speech on the White House lawn (which was a breach of protocol), complete with fireworks and an opera singer, Trump tried to pull one over on America that he has handled the coronavirus well (um…no, that hasn’t happened). More

Aug 27, 2020

Manchester-based trio Doves are releasing their long-awaited fifth album, The Universal Want, out September 11 on Imperial. It’s their first album in 11 years and now they have shared the album’s third single, Cathedrals of the Mind,” via a trippy video for it. It’s a mid-tempo track that takes some interesting twists and turns in its five-minute running time. Doves cite Talk Talk and David Bowie as influences on the song and also say that Bowie’s death inspired the song. More

Aug 21, 2020

Manchester-based trio Doves have (kinda) shared the closing track, “Forest House,” from their upcoming album, The Universal Want, out September 11 on Imperial. Rather than release the track itself, the band has decided to “leak” the lyrics and sheet music, wanting fans and other musicians alike to try and play the song and then post it online using #doveleaks. More

Jul 27, 2020

British trio Doves are releasing a new album, The Universal Want, on September 11 via IMPERIAL. Now the band has shared a remix of the album’s first single, “Carousels,” done by The Comet Is Coming, the London based Nu Jazz trio. They radically change up the original, burring Jimi Goodwin’s vocals (instead isolating Jez Williams’ vocals) and adding in free jazz horns. At one point it almost sounds like the soundtrack to an early ’80s sci-fi film. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wye Oak, Doves, Sufjan Stevens, Future Islands, and More

Plus My Morning Jacket, Liv.e, Travis, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 10, 2020

Welcome to the 27th Songs of the Week of 2020. There was a brief time when maybe one could have felt cautiously optimistic about the coronavirus, when it felt like it was okay to at least leave the house and interact with people outdoors in a socially distant way, but now it’s all feeling dire again, with COVID-19 cases soaring across the land. And we know who to blame. More

Jul 09, 2020

British trio Doves have announced a new album, The Universal Want, which is their first in 11 years, and shared another song from it, “Prisoners,” via a video for it. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Doves, The Fiery Furnaces, Phoebe Bridgers, The Beths and More

Plus The Killers, Guerilla Toss, Hannah Georgas, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 19, 2020

Welcome to the 24th Songs of the Week of 2020. These days life is just overwhelming, at least if you pay attention to the news at all. It’s just one long parade of understandable outrage. Sure, some good things also happened this week. More

Jun 18, 2020

British trio Doves have returned with “Carousels,” their first new song in 11 years. The band went on an “indefinite pause” in 2010, but announced their reunion in 2018 and played their first reunion show in March 2019. More

Issue 8 Project – Read Interviews with Tegan and Sara, Mew, Muse, Doves, My Morning Jacket, and Mo

Support Us for Only $1.00 a Month to Access the Long Out of Print Issue from 2005

May 25, 2020

We’ve been uploading the long out of print and sold out Issue 8 to our Patreon page, one article at a time. The 2005 issue features Bright Eyes on the cover and so far we have uploaded interviews from it with Tegan and Sara, Mew, Muse, Doves, My Morning Jacket, The Walkmen, Metric, Rilo Kiley, Low, The Decemberists, Devendra Banhart, and more. More

Festival Preview: Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering 2019

Doves, Suede, Editors, and More at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, England, May 23-26

May 13, 2019

The month of May is a busy time for UK music lovers, with so many festivals taking place over the course of its four-and-a-half weeks. However, one of the most exciting events on the festival calendar is happening in the grounds of Catton Hall, an 18th Century listed building in the Derbyshire countryside. Situated close to the border of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, it’s played host to Bearded Theory since 2014. More

Doves Announce Reunion Show for Teenage Cancer Trust

“More announcements to follow.”

Dec 03, 2018

On Friday British trio Doves, who went on an “indefinite pause” in 2010, posted a cryptic image to their social media channels that showed some music gear cases with the band’s logo on them coming out of a storage container. Today’s date (December 3, 2018) was written on the image. It was assumed that the band would at least be announcing a reunion tour or even a new album. Well, that haven’t gone quite that far, but today they have announced a reunion show. More

Doves Hint at Reunion with Cryptic Social Media Posts

Something Is Happening Next Monday

Nov 30, 2018

British trio Doves have a fairly flawless discography. Certainly many fans would be hard-pressed to pick a favorite among their first three albums (2000’s Lost Souls, 2002’s The Last Broadcast, and 2005’s Some Cities) and even 2009’s Kingdom of Rust is a bit underrated. More

Feb 04, 2014

On March 25 Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin will release his debut solo album Odludek. More

Dec 09, 2013

Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin has announced the upcoming release of his debut solo album, Odludek. More

Doves’ Jimi Goodwin Talks Solo Project

Collaborates With Elbow’s Guy Garvey

Sep 15, 2011

Last year Doves’ announced hiatus—while they recharge their batteries after 24 years together. Leadman Jimi Goodwin is doing his best to fill the gap with a don’t-all-it-a-solo-project project. We have the details. More

Doves to Release Live at the Eden Project Album

Available Directly After Tonight's Concert

Jul 02, 2010

Doves are offering up tonight’s show at the Eden Project as an exclusive live album. We have the details. More

Round-up of Recent Interviews: Florence and the Machine, Jónsi, Vampire Weekend, Doves, and more

So Many Interviews, So Little Time: Phoenix, Matt and Kim, Beach House, Camera Obscura, Local Natives, and others

May 07, 2010

For the past couple weeks, our writers (namely Laura Studarus, Frank Valish, and Hays Davis) have been working hard to bring you website-exclusive interviews. We’ve posted a total of 12 interviews since late April, 10 of which were conducted at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Making it easy to keep up, we’ve complied an alphabetical list of our most recent interviews. Find links to our interviews with Doves, Jónsi, Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Camera Obscura, Phoenix, Matt and Kim, Florence and the Machine, Local Natives, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Big Pink, and more. More

May 06, 2010

Those watching the progress of the Manchester, England-based band Doves over the past 12 years have probably all had the same thought at some point: When will their American ship finally come in, in a commercial sense? That consideration is purely a matter of comparison, however. With Coldplay forming around the same time and moving in a lighter though not completely dissimilar direction to Doves, it seemed only a matter of time before the trio of brothers Jez Williams (guitar, vocals) and Andy Williams (drums, vocals) and singer/bassist/guitarist Jimi Goodwin would have their own “Yellow.” In our interview with Doves’ Jez Williams, he reflects on various moments in the Manchester, England-based band’s career, in honor of the band’s new collection, The Places Between: The Best Of Doves. More

New Doves Video for “Andalucía”

Best of Doves out April 20

Apr 09, 2010

April 20 will see the Stateside release of Doves’ best of compilation, The Places Between. In the meanwhile, check out this new video for new single, “Andalucía.” In the well-shot clip, a group of people dance, sing, and make merry, even though Doves are nowhere to be seen. More

Doves Announce Release of New Single, “Andalucía”

The Single Coincides with the Release of the Band's Definitive Best Of Collection

Mar 26, 2010

Doves have just announced the release of a new single alongside their upcoming best of collection. “Andalucía” will be available digitally beginning April 6th. More

Doves to Release Best of Compilation

The Places In Between: The Best of Doves out April 6

Feb 24, 2010

After twelve years and four albums, Doves are compiling a “best of” album entitled The Places In Between: The Best of Doves. The comp, out April 6 on Astralwerks/Heavenly Recordings, is three discs, filled with not only “best of” tracks, but rarities, B-sides, and DVD footage. More

Under the Radar Announces its Spring Issue

New Issue Features Bat For Lashes, Camera Obscura, Doves, The Lonely Island, Depeche Mode, Flight of the Conchords, and much more!

Apr 11, 2009

Under the Radar‘s Spring Issue will be hitting stands soon. Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan graces the cover and the issue features an in-depth nine-page interview with Khan that traces the long road to her amazing new album Two Suns. More


Aug 12, 2022

As part of our 20th anniversary coverage we thought it would be interesting to conduct brand new interviews with some of the artists interviewed in our very first issue way back in December 2001. More

Doves on “The Universal Want”

Putting the Hours In

Jan 26, 2021

One of the most exciting music announcements of 2020 centered around the return of Doves and the imminent release of a new album, The Universal Want. More

Sep 10, 2020

One of the most exciting announcements this year centered around the return of Doves and the imminent release of a new album, The Universal Want. The band’s first for 11 years since 2009’s Kingdom of Rust, More


This Bird Has Flown

May 06, 2010

Regardless of their slow-burning momentum in the U.S., Doves have taken their time over the years to craft a four-album catalogue of solid, memorable, guitar-driven pop-rock songs. Always a considerably bigger act on their home turf, Doves’ last album, 2009’s Kingdom of Rust, missed the number one spot by a hair of Lady Gaga’s head, as Jez Williams explains in our interview. The band plans to take an open-ended break before plotting their next move, but in the meantime, the new The Places Between: The Best Of Doves provides an excellent career placeholder. In our interview with Jez Williams, he reflects on various moments in Doves’ career. More


Jul 01, 2019

A further three years would pass before Doves were to unleash their next collection of new songs. More

Jul 01, 2019

With spirits high after the success of Lost Souls, including a Mercury Prize nomination, Doves were in a buoyant mood when it came to planning for the follow-up. More

Jul 01, 2019

When Doves announced their return at the tail end of 2018 after nearly 10 years away the collective sighs of relief reverberated far and wide. More