The Libertines’ Pete Doherty to release new solo album later this year

Reports suggest follow up to 2009 debut will be released in the autumn

Pete Doherty will reportedly release his second solo album later this year.

Doherty, who recently finished an arena tour with The Libertines following their 2015 comeback, is expected to release the follow up to 2009 debut ‘Grace/ Wastelands’ at some point in 2016.

Exclaim reports that the album has the working title ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ and that a single will arrive in the spring.

‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ is the name of an Amy Winehouse tribute single Doherty released in 2015 with proceeds going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. See below for footage of that song being performed acoustically.

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Doherty will also believed to be releasing a split single with PJ Harvey guitarist James Johnston for Record Store Day this year. Doherty’s contribution includes two new recordings of ‘The Whole World Is Our Playground,’ including one recorded at Clouds Hill Festival. The release will also include Johnston’s song titled ‘Dark Water’ and a live recording of another named ‘St. Martha’s’.

The Libertines returned to release their third album ‘Anthems for Doomed Youth’ in September 2015.

The NME Awards 2016 With Austin, Texas take place later this month with The Libertines, and Wolf Alice leading the list of nominees.

Following thousands of votes from NME readers, The Libertines and Wolf Alice have six nominations in total, including nods in the categories of ‘Best British Band, ‘Best Live Band’ and ‘Best Track’.

Hot on both bands’ heels are Foals, receiving four nods across the shortlist, including Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album and Best Track. The Maccabees, who are yet to add an NME Awards gong to their trophy set, are up for Best British Band, Best Live Band and Best Album supported by HMV.

The winners are decided by you – the fans – but voting is now closed.

Meanwhile, Crystal Castles will mark UK return at two NME Awards Shows with Austin, Texas. Other acts playing at London gigs throughout February include Suede, Swim Deep, Blossoms and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.

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