Kingdom of Rust (song)

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"Kingdom of Rust"
Single by Doves
from the album Kingdom of Rust
B-side "Push Me On"
Released 30 March 2009 (2009-03-30)
Format CD, 7", 3 x 12", download
Recorded 2006–2009
Genre Indie rock
Length 4:22 (radio edit)
5:13 (album version)
Label Heavenly Records
Virgin Records/EMI
Writer(s) Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin, Andy Williams
Producer(s) Doves, Dan Austin
Doves singles chronology
Some Cities Live EP
"Kingdom of Rust"
"Winter Hill"
Music video
"Kingdom of Rust" on YouTube

"Kingdom of Rust" is the first single from Doves' fourth studio album of the same name. The single was released on 30 March 2009 via Heavenly Records. The 7" single features the exclusive track "Push Me On," which was produced by John Leckie, while the CD single features an edited remix of "Push Me On" by Playgroup. Three limited edition 12" singles featuring remixes by Prins Thomas, Playgroup, Still Going, and The Glimmers were released on 13 April 2009. "Kingdom of Rust" was played for the first time on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on 2 February 2009.[1] The single debuted on the UK Singles Chart at #28. The song also featured in the 2009 American horror/comedy film Zombieland, and in a special episode in the 14th series of Top Gear, in which Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May travel across Bolivia and Peru in 4x4s.

The music video for the song, directed by China Moo-Young and starring Neil Newbon, premiered on 11 February 2009.[2] Stereogum posted a free MP3 download of Playgroup's Megamix of "Push Me On" (the full-length version) on 9 March 2009.[3]

Track listings[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin, and Andy Williams

Promo CD (HVN189CDRP)
No. Title Length
1. "Kingdom of Rust" (Radio Edit) 4:22
2. "Kingdom of Rust" (Album Version) 5:13
3. "Kingdom of Rust" (Instrumental) 5:16
No. Title Length
1. "Kingdom of Rust"   5:13
2. "Push Me On" (Playgroup Megamix Edit) 9:30
UK 7" vinyl (HVN189)
No. Title Length
1. "Kingdom of Rust"   5:13
2. "Push Me On"   3:55
UK limited edition 12" #1 (HVN18912P1)
No. Title Length
1. "Push Me On" (Playgroup Megamix) 11:44
2. "Push Me On" (Playgroup Megadub) 11:43
UK limited edition 12" #2 (HVN18912P2)
No. Title Length
1. "Kingdom of Rust" (Still Going Remix) 5:24
2. "Kingdom of Rust" (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) 8:20
UK limited edition 12" #3 (HVN18912P3)
No. Title Length
1. "Push Me On" (The Glimmers Mix) 5:57
2. "Push Me On"   3:55
Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Kingdom of Rust"   5:13
2. "Kingdom of Rust" (Acoustic) 4:01


  • "Kingdom of Rust" produced by Doves and Dan Austin; mixed by Michael H. Brauer.
  • "Push Me On" produced by Doves and John Leckie; mixed by John Leckie and Dan Austin.
  • "Push Me On" (Playgroup Megamix) reproduced and mixed by Trevor Jackson for The Playgroup 2009.
  • "Kingdom of Rust" (Still Going Remix) remixed by Eric Duncan and Olivier Spencer for DFA Records.
  • "Kingdom of Rust" (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) remixed by Thomas Moen Hermansen.
  • "Push Me On" (The Glimmers Mix) remixed by Mo Becha and David "Benoelie" Fouquaert.
  • Sleeve design by Rick Myers; shot on location at Northlandz, Flemington, New Jersey.


Chart (2009) Peak
UK Singles Chart[4] 28


  1. ^ Kingdom of Rust Radio Play -
  2. ^ Doves - Blogs ("Kingdom of Rust" video premiere)
  3. ^ New Doves - "Push Me On" (Playgroup Megamix) (Stereogum Premiere)
  4. ^ Doves - Chart Stats

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