Pete Doherty's incarceration won't halt album plans

Babyshambles drummer Adam Ficek has explained that the band are still ploughing on with plans for their new album, despite Pete Doherty‘s incarceration yesterday (March 8).

The drummer told NME.COM that the band had a series of new demos they had been working on, and are set to meet producer Stephen Street to discuss album plans.

Although Street has not been signed up to produce the band’s third album, Ficek, currently on holiday in Thailand, said they would discuss ideas with him soon.

“We stick together, stay positive and keep the music alive,” Ficek told NME.COM. “Just before I went on holiday we reconvened and gave Peter a new CD full of songs to start demo-ing for the new album. Mik [Whitnall, guitar] had gone into the studio and put down guitar parts and ideas.”

Speaking of the possibility of working again with Stephen Street, who produced the band’s second album ‘Shotter’s Nation’, Ficek was optimistic, saying: “I love Stephen – we’ll meet up with him soon and see what ideas he’s got, take it from there.

“I definitely think we’ll have a new album out at the end of this year or early next year. The ‘Shambles ship will stay on course. This [Doherty‘s incarceration] is a real bad thing for a friend, but he’s going to be fine.”