The band's first new release in 11 years...

Doves have shared new dong 'Carousels' - it's their first new release in 11 years.

The Manchester band reformed for a string of live shows, before confirming their intention to work on something new.

Ending a decade of silence, 'Carousels' is a studio construction, built around a lilting drum sample from the late, great Tony Allen.

Doves' trademark melancholia is intact, with the sliding piano lines, fuzzed out bass, and Jimi Goodwin's surging vocal combining to emphatic effect.

It's an excellent return, one that picks up exactly where they left off while adding some riveting new ideas.

Animator Yoni Weisberg worked on the full video, one that plays on nostalgia, gritty British life, and a world of imagination.

“It’s a reminiscence of the times that we’d go to places like North Wales on holiday as kids,” says Andy Williams. “Places where you had your first experience of sound systems and music being played really loud.”

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