Video: Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres – “Who’s Been Having You Over” Directed by Roger Sargent. From Peter Doherty & the Puta Madres, due April 26 on Strap Originals. There was a time not too long ago I was sure we were going to lose Pete Doherty. Every picture looked like it was likely … Continue reading New Peter Doherty video: Who’s Been Having You Over→
Video: The Libertines – “Heart Of The Matter” I’m a big Libertines fan. Their 2002 debut Up the Bracket is one of my favorite albums of the millennium so far, and their 2004 self-titled follow up is pretty good, too. Back in the day, I saw the Peteless touring version of the band twice. And … Continue reading New Libertines is better than you’d expect→
The NME talked to the reunited Libertines about their upcoming album and shared a few interesting details. Here’s what we know so far: The album was produced by Jake Gosling, best known for his work with Ed Sheeran and One Direction. It was recorded at Karma Studios in Thailand. It’s expected to be 11 tracks … Continue reading New Libertines album details→
Peter Doherty – Flags of the Old Regime [official video]
Pete may be the ultimate poster boy for fuck ups across the world, so it’s easy to forget what a touching songwriter he can be when he’s not making headlines in British tabloids. At least they care in the UK; over here, his latest album–Babyshambles’ Sequel to the Prequel–didn’t even get a domestic release. Too bad, because it’s solid.
Hopefully this is all a good sign for the impending Libertines reunion recordings, happening now in Thailand where Doherty has completed yet another stint in rehab. Maybe I’m foolish for hoping he can keep it together long enough to make a worthy successor to the first two Libs LPs, but his most recent material certainly suggests he hasn’t yet smoked away all of his talent and charms.
Pete Doherty reveals to the NME that the Libertines have received multiple offers worth millions of pounds to reunite for British festivals but that co-leader Carl Barat has nixed them all. “We had some ridiculous offers to headline Reading,” he said. “Like £2 million to headline this festival, £1 million to headline that festival. I … Continue reading Pete to Carl: Let’s Be Friends!→