By Jimi Goodwin on April 2, 2014
WHEN WE KNEW WE WERE GOING TO MAKE IT AS A BAND
With Doves, it was great to see the trajectory from being first on at Glastonbury and movin' on up the bill each subsequent year. As for “making it,” we were a humble bunch! Couple that with being Anglo/Irish, and you’ve got your answer right there! JIMI GOODWIN
THE HIGH POINT OF OUR CAREER
THE LOW POINT OF OUR CAREER
Christmas just gone. I fucking hate it. I don’t disassociate my music from my life.
THE FUNNIEST THING A JOURNALIST EVER WROTE ABOUT US
Too many. A journalist once interviewed Doves and I picked him up from the train station. He wrote that I picked him up in a tatty secondhand Audi car… I’d just bought it the day before. £10,000. It was the most I’d ever spent—cold cash money—on anything!
WHEN THE JOURNALISTS GOT IT RIGHT
I generally don’t like anything most journalists say about anyone, let alone me.
THE BEST SONG WE EVER WROTE
I’m still chasing that one! I’m proud of lots of Doves songs, but on my new stuff… You know what? I stand by every one of the songs I’ve written for this record.
Jimi Goodwin Picks 3 of His Records You Should Already Own
I’m proud of them all. Honestly.
Our first album was pivotal. We made a great debut in our minds that sits right up there as a first album should.
The Last Broadcast
Our second then cemented that and was slightly less introspective! We had the bit between our teeth and were maybe responding to being noticed and encouraged to progress by our audience.
My new baby!
This article is from FILTER Issue 55