Exclusive – Pete Doherty names Babyshambles producer

The ex Libertine tells NME.COM he’s ready to start new album

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Babyshambles

Stephen Street is set to produce Babyshambles’ new album.

The veteran producer who has worked with the likes of Blur and Kaiser Chiefs will take control of the band’s second album in the next few weeks.

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM, Pete Doherty said his band were already to go.

“We’re going in the studio with Stephen Street soon, we’re going to make a start,” he explained.

“I found it quite interesting a few things he said. I read in NME he said Graham Coxon is one of the finest guitar players he’s ever worked with and I’ve always thought he’s underrated. He gets plenty of praise but there’s something special about Graham Coxon. I don’t know, that comment from Stephen always stuck in my head.”

Doherty added that he was feeling confident about the second album.

“Oh yeah! It’s completely different this time around, completely different,” he declared. “Not that we didn’t feel confident before, I don’t know what I was feeling. This one is more human.”

Meanwhile his bandmates have speculated that the album could feature several special guests, with Amy Winehouse and Shaun Ryder among the possibilities.

Drummer Adam Ficek and bassist McConnell told XFM they had 35 tracks to consider for the record – due out in November – including 'Delivery', 'I Wish', 'Carryin Up The Morning', 'Death Left Hands', 'There She Goes' and 'Little Heartache'.

The duo added that they were looking forward to the band’s arena tour which kicks off in November.

"We've been called an underachiever sort of band,” said Ficek. “Hopefully after the arena tour we'll be in the position where we can rightfully say we're one of the best bands in Britain."

Read More On This Artist

More News
Manic Street Preachers on 'The Holy Bible' shows: 'It feels like the right time'
Andre 3000 reveals left hand guitar struggles while preparing for Jimi Hendrix biopic
The Black Keys perform Edwyn Collins' 'A Girl Like You' on US television – watch
Jack White and Neil Young among artists to perform in upcoming Bob Dylan tribute concert
The Horrors respond to the Labour Party using their music: 'Leave it out Ed!'
Nico Mirallegro stars as young Tim Burgess in The Charlatans' 'Talking In Tones'...
Sam Smith and Krept & Konan lead MOBO Awards nominations
Jamie T reveals new song 'Turn On The Light' – listen
Idris Elba to rap on Christmas single with Noel Fielding and Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno –...
Mumford & Sons and James Blake collaborate with Idris Elba on album inspired by Nelson Mandela
Brody Dalle criticises Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea over 'horrendous'...
Johnny Marr and Nile Rodgers to appear on new Bryan Ferry album
Sohn accuses Audi of 'borrowing' his song 'Lessons' without permission
Beck covers 'Wah-Wah' as George Harrison tribute week on 'Conan' begins –...
Kendrick Lamar reveals new single 'i' – listen
Thom Yorke posts cryptic new lyrics to Radiohead's 'A Wolf At The Door'
Rita Ora to replace Kylie Minogue on 'The Voice'
Poor ticket sales blamed for cancellation of inaugural OxfordOxford Festival
Julian Casablancas plays secret show in Brooklyn DIY venue
Azealia Banks reveals new track 'Chasing Time'
Lana Del Rey announces two gigs in a cemetery
Manic Street Preachers announce 'The Holy Bible' 20th anniversary shows

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today