The title’s not a call to action but a statement of fact: Pete’s free today, having served 29 days of a 14-week jail sentence for breaking probation. And from the sounds of it, prison life has it’s ups and downs when you’re Pete Doherty.
“I got trouble from the start, from the inmates and the guards, mainly shouting at night really,” Pete told the NME. “Some people were saying ‘Keep your head down’, the other half were saying ‘Keep your chin up’. So I was a bit like a nodding dog – I didn’t know whether to keep my chin up or keep my head down. It was 18-day early release – I can’t complain really.”
Doherty also claims to have been drug free during his time in the Joint.
“I managed to stay clean. I got my certificate. I was going to Sellotape it to the wall, but they wouldn’t give me any Sellotape,” he said. “Did I take heroin inside? Complete rubbish.”
Still, Pete’s upbeat. “It could have been a lot worse.”
Update: The Guardian has video of Pete waiting for his manager to pick him up.
Dirty Pretty Things news after the jump…
In other Libertines news, Carl Barat’s Dirty Pretty Things will release their yet untitled (but possibly called This is Where the Truth Begins) second album on June 30 in Britain. A single, the fantastically titled “Tired of England,” will drop on June 23.
Barat told the NME that recording got stressful at times.
“We found a way out, climbing over each other until we crawled out of that whole proverbial hole and now we’ve got this record,” he said. “It by far out gleams the first one and it has so much more truth in it.”
If it’s true that this album out gleams the debut, then we’re in for a treat.
The tracklisting of Dirty Pretty Things album This Is Where The Truth Begins, as reported by the NME, will be:
‘Buzzards And Crows’
‘Tired Of England’
‘Kicks Or Consumption’
‘Blood On My Shoes’
Check out our exclusive GLONO Video with Dirty Pretty Things.
Previously: Loads of Libertines posts.