Archive Gig – MOVE FESTIVAL @ OLD TRAFFORD CRICKET CLUB

By |July 13th, 2002|0 Comments


NEW ORDER –
DOVES –
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN –
ELBOW –
ALFIE –
COMPERE/WANKER: ANTHONY H. WILSON

CRUDCREW: MR & MRS FATMAN
Following a family bout of “Fong Wong’s Revenge”, her indoors asked me if I was feeling up to actually going, being the “brave little soldier” I am, I told her “I’m not fuckin’ missin’ this FOR ANYTHING”, and then hurried to the bog.
Dosed up with Immodium & packin’ all kinds of gear to prevent getting pissed-wet-through again, as I had on Wednesday @ Bowie, we head to Manchester on what appears to be the hottest day of the year so far.
We purposely left later to avoid any unnecessary hanging about which unfortunately (or fortunately for us.. seen ’em before, not really taken) meant missing ALFIE.
With food purchased and a medicinal beer or 3 in hand, we made out way to the stage area.

Doves @ Wembley Arena, London

By |March 12th, 2002|0 Comments

(reviewed by Bamber)

Doves_Lost_SoulsBands like Doves are part of this unfortunate majority who are great bands but don’t have the recognition they deserve. Their 2000 album Lost Souls was a wonderful collection of catchy but yet dark tunes. From the opener Firesuite to the brilliant Here It Comes Doves seemed to pack musical punch after punch. How disappointed I was that their performance supporting Travis was so bland. It didn’t help (to be fair to them) that the Travis hungry audience weren’t paying to see them and that half the crowd hadn’t turned up or were drinking Smirnoff Ice in the corridors.