Touring the UK this week (all now sold out, new dates are scheduled for April/May), Doves return with new album Kingdom of Rust on 7th April. The single of the same name is released on 30th March (pre-order here).
On the evidence of teaser download 'Jetstream' and 'Kingdom of Rust', we shouldn't expect a vast departure from the trio's cinematic indie-rock, but if it ain't broke etc. They've certainly timed their return well, with fellow Mancunians Elbow finally making inroads into the nations hearts.
Kingdom of Rust's video takes in the windswept suburbs, motorways and hills of the North West before sampling the delights of Blackpool sea front.
Of the couple of remixes currently doing the blog rounds, Still Going's disco-tinged reworking trumps Prins Thomas' sedate, slo-mo remix.
Melancholy has never sounded this good.