In the absence of Radiohead there seems to be a gap in the market for angsty rock with commercial potential so along come Doves with their debut album. Doves started off as Sub Sub who had a couple of minor hits in the early 90's but they should be more fondly remembered for their work on 'Lost Souls' which is, in the main, excellent. The largely instrumental 'Firesuite' kicks things off well, all shimmering guitars and atmospherics. It's swiftly followed by two rather unassuming tracks which, though enjoyable, sound more like a cross between Radiohead and American Music Club but then they break into their stride and develop their own sound. It's a kind of widescreen rock, best encapsulated on the aquatic themed 'Sea Song' and 'Rise' and also the anthemic title track all encased in beautiful, miserable, mysterious shell. 'Melody Calls' recalls 60's throwbacks The La's whilst 'Catch The Sun' is the nearest the album gets to a conventional pop-rock sound. Doves are hardly a band that symbolise peace but they are set to fly sky high if this debut is anything to go by.