Doves’ new album on course for Number One, outselling the rest of the top five combined

Doves‘ comeback album ‘The Universal Want’ is racing in the direction of Number One, at the moment outselling its 4 nearest rivals mixed.

It can be the Manchester band’s third chart-topping LP, following 2002’s ‘The Last Broadcast’ and 2005’s ‘Some Cities’. Their final studio album, 2009’s Kingdom Of Rust reached quantity two.

The album is at the moment forward within the midweek chart, with fellow Mancunians Everything Everything on track for quantity two with their new file ‘Re-Animator’.

Marilyn Manson’s 11th album ‘We Are Chaos’ is at quantity three,with Pop Smoke‘s posthumous ‘Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon’ slipping down one spot to quantity 4, and The Flaming Lips on track for his or her highest-ever charting LP with ‘American Head’ at quantity 5.

Doves, 2020. Credit: Jon Shard
Doves, 2020. Credit: Jon Shard

Last week’s prime 40 was a far nearer race, with The Rolling Stones‘ reissue of ‘Goats Head Soup’ beating Declan McKenna‘s ‘Zeros’ by simply 800 copies.

‘The Universal Want’ is Doves’ first album in eleven years, and follows their reunion final 12 months for a sequence of dwell reveals. They’re set to tour as soon as extra in 2021.

In a four-star assessment of their new album, Music News stated: “The Manchester trio, once thought lost to the big band retirement home in the sky, bring thumping fairground anthems, an ode to Bowie and words of hope.”

Meanwhile, Music News not too long ago sat down with the band for an interview concerning the new album, and their plans going forwards.

“I definitely feel like there’s a lot more music in us,” stated drummer Andy Williams. “Whether we’d sit down to write an album, I don’t know.”

Guitarist Jez Williams added: “It feels like we’ve just finished a bloody album. According to the Spotify guy we need another album every few weeks so should start now! We’d better pull our socks up’.”

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