Doves Get Busy On Fourth Album

U.K. rock trio Doves has hit the studio to record its fourth studio album. The as-yet-untitled set will be put to tape on a farm in Manchester, according to the group's Web site.

U.K. rock trio Doves has hit the studio to record its fourth studio album. The as-yet-untitled set will be put to tape on a farm in Manchester, according to the group's Web site.

"We've been in there for a couple of weeks now mainly setting gear up and ironing out our usual technical problems," the band wrote in a recent posting. "We've also bought some great vintage studio gear we've always fancied."

The band is planning to record everything on the farm and produce the record itself. "But knowing us lot, that could all change if we get sick of the smell of cow sh*t on the farm," the band said.

The new release 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.

"It's very early days so don't expect anything too soon, but there's loads of ideas kicking around and we're all well excited about where we're going to go on this one," the band wrote.

Doves will take a hiatus from live performance for the rest of the year while working on the project.