'In a tumultuous 2020, the re-emergence of Doves with new music has provided a shaft of light in an otherwise brooding sky, finally landing their fifth album, The Universal Want, after an eleven-year artistic break, on Fri 11 September 2020.
The equally ecstatic and relieved response from fans and critics to the first track to emerge, Carousels, during the final, confusing throws of the UK and Europe’s strict lockdown in June, proved how desperately their idiosyncratic sense of euphoric melancholy was, and is, needed. Catching many off-guard, Doves unleashed a track of unfathomable depth, unfurling rich and unpredictable pockets of sound, twisted round a sample of the great Tony Allen at his very best.
Released on multi formats including LP: Heavyweight black vinyl, gatefold sleeve, printed inners, download card Boxset: Lenticular Cover of album artwork on box. Exclusive Picture Disc LP, Cassette (limited to box set only), High quality 12 x 12 prints (art), Digital Download Code, Numbered Limited Edition Set of 5 postcard prints using album/single artwork, Remix LP - 12” LP featuring two Doves Remixes (A/B) High St EXC LP: Heavyweight White coloured vinyl, gatefold sleeve, printed inners, download card.