Doves took to The Roundhouse stage with the London Bulgarian Choir for a brand new performance, reworking the band's music for the BBC Electric Proms audience.
Composer Avshalom Caspi was specially commissioned to rearrange a number of Doves tracks for the 40-strong London Bulgarian Choir. The choir's unique phrasing and emotive folk singing style perfectly complemented the soaring melodies of the band.
Doves' front man Jimi Goodwin said, before the show: "We're really excited about playing at the BBC Electric Proms. The voices of the London Bulgarian Choir are just unbelievable, and it is brilliant just to get the chance to play the songs differently for the Roundhouse audience. It is going to be really special."
In addition, Doves were joined on stage by celebrated North Indian classical musician Baluji Shrivastav who played on the album track Birds Flew Backwards.
The band's fourth album Kingdom of Rust features all the elements which make Doves so recognisable. Blurring the line between joy and heartbreak, the songs channel universal emotions that connect on a personal level. Says Jimi, "You sometimes see that in the faces when people sing along live. We always think about leaving enough room for the listener to put themselves in there somewhere".
Manchester's seminal post-punk band Magazine also performed on the night.