They get together for secret session
Pete Doherty has formed a supergroup with The Streets’ Mike Skinner.
Doherty’s been working at Skinner‘s Shed Studios in London recording a new version of ‘Prangin’ Out’, which is being considered for the next Streets single, out later this year.
The updated version of ‘Prangin’ Out’ features Doherty speaking a section he wrote himself, in a style familiar to Skinner.
“His style on ‘Prangin’ Out’ reminds me of his early stuff,” Skinner told NME.COM. “But I wouldn’t call it ‘rapping’. Pete’s more of a poet, so it sounds really poetic.”
Skinner said that the lyrics of ‘Prangin’ Out’ – which deal with The Streets’ singer’s own cocaine hell – must have had an extra meaning for Doherty.
“He makes my drug escapades look like schoolboy stuff,” he laughed. “He’s written the book on excess and tabloid problems.”
Skinner told NME.COM that the two originally met years ago, but didn’t get into the studio until last month.
“I was the same generation as The Libertines and the first tour we ever did was in Japan with them,” he said. “It was a festival tour where I first met Carl (Barat) and Pete.
“I wanted to get Pete on ‘When You Wasn’t Famous’ but that didn’t happen. He’s quite a difficult person to get hold of.”
To read more about the collaboration, check out this week’s issue of NME, on newsstands nationwide now.
Also in this week’s NME, the stars reveal their favourite Oasis songs, we focus on shock rock newcomers The Horrors, and we celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Strokes‘ acclaimed debut album ‘Is This It’.
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