Formed in Manchester, ENGLAND, during the early '90s by bassist + vocalist Jimi Goodwin, guitarist Jez Williams and twin Andy Williams on drums the band was originally called Sub Sub. In 1993 the guys scored a big hit in their homeland with the House-oriented song "Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)", they subsequently collaborated with Bernard Sumner from New Order. The trio came back together in 1998 and renamed themselves Doves, releasing a 3-track EP titled "Cedar".
After two more Alternative-Rock EPs, in October 2000 Doves released its debut full-length disc, "Lost Souls", which climbed into the U.K. top 20 and spawned the top 40 hit single "Catch The Sun".
The group returned in the spring of 2002 with their second LP, "The Last Broadcast", it peaked at #1 on the Official U.K. Albums chart and also reached the #83 position in U.S. on The Billboard 200. The disc produced three British top 30 singles including the top 3 hit "There Goes The Fear", "Pounding" and "Caught By The River".
2005 saw the band release, "Some Cities", which included U.K. top 10 hit "Black And White Town". The album itself shot to #1 in Great Britain and cracked the American Billboard Top 200 list.
After four years, in April 2009, Doves put out its fourth studio album, "Kingdom Of Rust". The disc, which was premiered by the free digital track and album's opener "Jetstream", peaked at #2 on the British Official Albums chart while in U.S. it reached #89 on The Billboard 200.