Babyshambles reveal Damien Hirst-designed artwork for new album 'Sequel To The Prequel'

Pete Doherty and co's new LP is released September 2

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Babyshambles

Babyshambles have revealed the artwork for their new album 'Sequel To The Prequel' exclusively to NME.

The artwork, which you can see above, was designed by renowned artist Damien Hirst, a previous winner of the Turner Prize who also directed the video for Blur's single 'Country House', and uses a photograph by legendary rock photographer Pennie Smith, who took iconic snaps of bands such as The Clash and The Slits.

Speaking to NME about the image, Babyshambles bassist Drew McConnell said: "It happened kind of naturally and in the spirit you'd hope for. We asked Damien to suggest someone to put something together, then to our amazement he offered to do it himself. The fact that he used a pic taken by Pennie Smith, who shot all those iconic photos of The Clash (Damien's old pal Joe Strummer's band), just makes it make even more sense."

'Sequel To The Prequel' will be Babyshambles' third studio album and will be released on September 2, with the single 'Nothing Comes To Nothing' out on August 26. Speaking to NME about the album, Doherty recently said: "I don’t want this to be half arsed, I want to get up there and really fucking smash it out. Babyshambles aren’t back – this band has always been here."

Earlier this month, Babyshambles announced details of a headline UK tour. Peter Doherty will hit the road with his bandmates in September for an extensive run which will involve gigs all the way into October. Starting in Glasgow on September 4, the tour will visit Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Lincoln, Bristol, Oxford, Cardiff and Norwich throughout September as well as a date at London's Brixton Academy. Further shows in October will take place in Sheffield, Hatfield, Leamington Spa, Birmingham, Leicester and Cambridge.

The 'Sequel To The Prequel' tracklisting is as follows:

'Fireman'
'Nothing Comes To Nothing'
'New Pair'
'Farmer’s Daughter'
'Fall From Grace'
'Maybeline'
'Sequel To The Prequel'
'Dr No'
'Penguins'
'Picture Me In A Hospital'
'Seven Shades Of Nothing'
'Minefield'

Read More On This Artist

More News
The Courteeners' Heaton Park gig sells out in under an hour
Bastille team up with Haim on new track 'Bite Down' – listen
Frank Ocean shares new song 'memrise' online – listen
The View announce UK tour, confirm fifth album sessions with Albert Hammond Jr.
Damon Albarn rumoured to be working on new Adele album
Noel Gallagher 'ends texts to Russell Brand with 'Parklife' jibe'
Jennifer Lawrence set to enter UK singles chart with 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part...
AC/DC reveal guitarist Malcolm Young already showed 'symptoms of dementia' in 2008
Billy Corgan sells 'Fuck You Anderson Cooper' T-shirts in retaliation to CNN snub
Wu-Tang Clan stream new album 'A Better Tomorrow' in full – listen
RZA suggests Wu-Tang Clan's one-off album could be exhibited at Art Basel in Florida
Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton reveals he is working on new music
Jamie T postpones further European dates due to 'continued illness'
Sky Ferreira unveils new song 'Guardian' – listen
James Blake remixes Gorillaz' 'Feel Good Inc' – listen
Bombay Bicycle Club: U2's album giveaway 'just shows how disconnected they are from...
Jamie T reveals Courtney Barnett influence on latest album 'Carry On The Grudge'
Ed Sheeran adds third date to Wembley Stadium run
Black Friday: Get an annual subscription to NME for half the price
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom declares himself 'broke' as legal costs mount up
Tribute gig for Jack White bandmate Ikey Owens to be held in Texas
The Smiths' drummer Mike Joyce to act in BBC Radio 4 play

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM