Doves recently began work on new material for their next album. The all seeing eye of NME spotted a message from the trio on their official website, where they confirmed the follow-up to Some Cities is now underway.
The band stated: "We've been in there (the farm) for a couple of weeks now mainly setting gear up and ironing out our usual technical problems! The idea is to record everything here and maybe mix elsewhere & produce the record ourselves, but knowing us lot, that could all change if we get sick of the smell of cow s*** on the farm! It's very early days so don't expect anything too soon, but there's loads of ideas kicking around & we're all well excited about where we're going to go on this one."
While the band plays Farmer Brown for the next few months, they will not be playing any live dates for the remainder of 2006.