War Child presents 'Some Cities' by Doves

One of the most eagerly expected releases of 2005, ‘Some Cities’ is set to cement Doves’ position as one of the finest UK bands around. It is available for stream for free on link (Warchild) right now.

Written while staying in holiday cottages in the north of England – including a holiday cottage in the Peak District, an old school house on the banks of Loch Ness and a disused Benedictine Monastery – but retaining Doves’ essential urban anxiety, their third long-playing outing, ‘Some Cities’, punches harder and faster than the lush expanses to be found on ‘The Last Broadcast’. The band admit wanting to make a more live-sounding album with ‘shorter songs’ – the stomping northern soul-inspired single, ‘Black And White Town’, certainly does the trick in an adrenaline pumping few minutes. And if you want to hear what singer Jimi Goodwin has described as ‘the sound of a massive orchestra hotwired to a transistor radio’, check out ‘The Storm’.

So far in 2005 Warchild link has featured the best new bands of the coming year – including The Bravery, Editors. The Duke Spirit and The Go! Team. They will soon carry more exclusive tracks for download including the magnificent Roots Manuva, Kristin Hersh’s Fifty Foot Wave and brand new Sunderland-based act Field Music.

Tracks cost 99 pence to download, or music fans can subscribe to receive everything each month for £3.50. For each track you download, War Child will receive in the region of 70p, which covers all transport, fees and prescription medication for a child's visit to the doctor in Iraq. For each monthly £3.50 subscription War Child can provide schooling for one Congolese child.

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