Pete Doherty disowns Libertines album

The band’s second album “had nothing to do with me”

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Babyshambles

Pete Doherty has disowned the second Libertines album claiming “it had nothing to do with me”.

The Babyshambles singer has distanced himself from his former band’s second self-titled LP but says that he still loves their debut ‘Up The Bracket’.

“It took me a year to listen to that first Libertines album,” he said. “I listen to it now, and I love it.”

Referring to Babyshambles debut record ‘Down In Albion’, which is set for release on November 14, Doherty explained. “But I couldn’t listen to (‘Up The Bracket’) like I can with this. I don’t feel like such a fraud, you know what I mean.”

Speaking to The Guardian, he continued: “Like the second Libertines album was nothing to do with me at all. By the time it cam out it had nothing to do with me, the artwork, nothing – I just wasn’t in the band. It was quite strange.”

Doherty has also revealed that he is plagued by demons which manifest themselves in hallucinations.

“Digits in the face. Horrible. I’m shivering now, thinking about it,” he explained. “It like distorts your relationship with the walls. Colours and numbers crawling up in your skin, and stretching you and crushing you.”

When asked whether these were the demons of life, Doherty replied: “Yes, these are the things that were haunting me since I was a kid. Hallucinations or something. Long before I took drugs. I didn’t take drugs till I was quite old. I think I took a couple of bad blows to the head, and ever since I’ve suffered bad hallucinations from an early age.”

Read More On This Artist

More News
Jay Z on his new streaming platform Tidal: 'It's not me against Spotify'
The Vaccines reveal new single 'Dream Lover' – listen
First Zayn Malik solo track revealed following One Direction departure – listen
Lil' Chris's family speak about son's battle with depression following recent death
Jay Z, Kanye West, Madonna, Beyonce, Arcade Fire, Jack White launch Tidal streaming service in NYC
Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx to work with boy band 5 Seconds of Summer
Jarvis Cocker creates fictional vinyl sleeves for art exhibition in Paris
Johnny Marr says he's working on a film
De La Soul launch Kickstarter for new album set to feature Damon Albarn, David Byrne, 2 Chainz
Of Monsters and Men announce new album – hear new song 'Crystals' now
Diplo reveals he is collaborating with Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant
Rihanna denies plans to release new album on Jay Z's new streaming service tonight (March 30)
Toro Y Moi streams new album 'What For?' - listen
Waxahatchee stream new album 'Ivy Tripp' – listen
Ed Sheeran dance track 'Rewind, Repeat It' posted online - listen
Robbie Williams denies reports he is joining 'The X Factor'
'Lost' Serge Gainsbourg film score to be reissued after master tapes found in suitcase
Kickstarter launched for Tom Waits 'illustrated scrapbook'
Danny Brown storms offstage in Glasgow after being pelted by pint of water – watch
Will Young unveils comeback single 'Love Revolution' - watch
Spotify now available on PlayStation consoles
Smashing Pumpkins document desert warfare in 'Drum And Fife' video - watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM