Doves (Photo by Jon Shard)
Doves recently revealed their first new music in 11 years and broke their silence on new album rumors by announcing their long awaited fifth studio album, The Universal Want, set for release on Sept. 11 through IMPERIAL in the United States.
Buoyed by refreshed chemistry, restless studio creativity, and public reaction to their return, Doves have set free the album’s first single, “Prisoners.”
Snow Patrol brings hope to The Anthem on April 26, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)
Five, six, seven, even 20 years seems like a long time between albums — but over the past few years, bands have been making albums that defy what the industry would say are the prime years to make follow up records. And some of my favorite records lately have been from bands who haven’t put out a record in stretches of time and then deliver some of their best. Case in point: the Northern Ireland band Snow Patrol, who appeared at The Anthem on Friday.
Snow Patrol (Photo by Simon Lipman)
Snow Patrol released Wildness, the Northern Irish band’s seventh studio album, in 2018, and the post-Britpop group is on a 21-date North American tour in support of the record. Snow Patrol performs at The Anthem on Friday, April 26.