Listen: Doves are back with their first new single in 11 years ‘Carousels’

A teaser from their forthcoming album

Doves have made their return with “Carousels,” their first new song in 11 years. “Carousels” is based around a drum sample from the late Tony Allen.

After reuniting for a set of shows last year, the Cheshire indie trio have been teasing their highly anticipated fifth album. Now, Doves have shared their groove-driven track, “Carousels,” which sees the band reflecting on their childhood.

“Its a good harbinger of the album and just a great mission statement,” frontman Jimi Goodwin tells NME. “Without having any agenda or a backstory as to what the record is, it just shows off our love of sonic weirdness, atmosphere and energy. We unanimously knew that this would be great as the first thing that people hear of us coming out of the gate after all this time. It’s a mission statement.”

Listen to “Carousels” below.