Doves guitarist Jez Williams has cast doubt over the band’s future after saying he has no desire to return to the studio.
Speaking to the The Sun newspaper, Williams said: “We almost split up after the last album. It was such hard work and it wasn’t an easy ride for us, and it can’t be like that again, so we’re going to see what happens. I think if there is another Doves album, and we’re not sure at this moment whether there will be – we won’t be staring at a blank canvas.”
Doves released their fourth album, ‘Kingdom Of Rust’, in April this year. While it was well received by critics, the album has so far struggled to make any real impact in the charts after entering at #2, and was overlooked for the Mercury Music Prize recently after being heavily tipped for a nomination.
Doves first incarnation was as dance act Sub Sub, during which time they released one full album and a number of EP’s between 1994-96. After a fire destroyed their studio in 1996, they re-emerged two years later as the more rock based trio we know today, finding real success with their wonderful second album ‘The Last Broadcast’ in 2002.
The band will play alongside the likes of Editors and The Futurehead’s at Yorkshire’s Bingley Music Live event, on September 5th.