Doves Hit The Farm To Record New Album

U.K. rock outfit Doves is recording its new album at "a little farmhouse barn" in Cheshire, England, with an eye on a release sometime next year.

U.K. rock outfit Doves is recording its new album at "a little farmhouse barn" in Cheshire, England, with an eye on a release sometime next year.

The group recorded several songs with producer John Leckie, who has since moved on to work on African artist Baaba Maal's new album. He was replaced by Dan Austin, who has worked with Massive Attack and up-and-coming U.K. act Cherry Ghost.

"We immediately clicked," guitarist Jez Williams writes on the band's blog. "As a result the recording is very intuitive. So, the mood is really positive and upbeat in the Doves camp."

The group will hit the road next year once the as-yet-untitled album is ready, according to Williams. "We will try and visit as many places as possible," he says.

The new project will be the follow-up to 2005's "Some Cities," which debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart. The single "Black and White Town" reached No. 6 on the U.K. singles tally.