Singer says he wants to knock Gallaghers off their perch

Pete Doherty has said that he wants his current band Babyshambles to make a comeback album soon – to knock Oasis off their perch as Britain’s biggest band.

The singer/guitarist, who also has a solo career and is planning a Libertines reunion, told NME.COM that he had been impressed by the Manchester legends’ latest album, ‘Dig Out Your Soul’, so had made a vow to better it with his own group.

“With Oasis stepping up a gear and proving they’ve still got it, they need to be shown there are people out there who can surpass them,” Doherty told NME.COM.

He added: “Can we match them? The quality is good [in Oasis], but there really is no competition because my band is the greatest in the world and we’re going to prove it.”

When asked when we should expect a new Babyshambles album, he said: “It’s record company politics. Please, let it happen as soon as possible.”

See the new issue of NME, out now, for the full interview with Doherty.