Babyshambles

Babyshambles

If you don't count yourself among their number, the level of patience afforded Peter Doherty by his disciples can often seem little short of mystifying. We're not just talking about the people who waited 90 minutes for him in Brixton last night,...

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Babyshambles - 'Sequel To The Prequel'

Babyshambles - 'Sequel To The Prequel'

Peter Doherty will always be a man whose talent is overlooked because of stories about heroin falling out of his pocket at a bail hearing, or pictures emerging of him allegedly making a cat smoke crack. Behave like a lunatic and people tend to...

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Babyshambles - 'Nothing Comes To Nothing'

Babyshambles - 'Nothing Comes To Nothing'

Renowned shark pickler Damien Hirst designed the artwork, but they should have had him preserve the man at the tiller: Peter Doherty sounds as sturdy as a rotten orange as he lolls through tongue-twisters he can’t hit, giving the melody –...

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Babyshambles - 'Dr No'

Babyshambles - 'Dr No'

Here's what I can tell from the grainy footage of a recent live Babyshambles show in Paris: their new tune is a jaunty ska number that features Pete Doherty declaring that there are " sharks in the water and the water's deep " and he's " a proud...

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Live review: Babyshambles/The Soft Pack/The Cheek

Live review: Babyshambles/The Soft Pack/The Cheek

Eight bars into The Cheek ’s opening song Rory Cottam tornadoes onto the stage – necklace and gospel singer-style handclaps flying around a great haircut and deadpan face. Joe Lean, there’s still hope for you to make a buck or two: take The...

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Babyshambles, Roger Daltrey

Babyshambles, Roger Daltrey

Is Pete Doherty becoming the musical equivalent of Perez Hilton? First, lost La’s leader Lee Mavers pops up on his YouTube channel, singing Free’s ‘All Right Now’, of all things. Then our boy ropes in Graham Coxon for guitar duties on his...

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Babyshambles/The Courteeners/Beggars: Apollo, Manchester, Sunday, February 10

Babyshambles/The Courteeners/Beggars: Apollo,...

Apparently there’s some other band on later,” grins a modest Liam Fray as he and his band swagger offstage. They’ve had their set prematurely curtailed – ironically, so that Pete and co can play on time – and the cacophony of...

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Babyshambles; L’Olympia, Paris, Monday January 14

Babyshambles; L’Olympia, Paris, Monday...

Drop a needle (ahem) into Babyshambles’ recent tour diary. You’d be hard-pressed to guess what kind of show you’ve just skewered, because within the last two months Pete Doherty’s mob have played a slew of impressively slick, if slightly...

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Babyshambles

Babyshambles

No-one could ever charge Doherty for playing his cards close to his chest, but a slurred line like, “Oh well, I never said it was clever/I just like getting leathered” rather gambles with the few remaining scraps of Babyshambles’ mystique...

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DVD Special

DVD Special

The fact that the most serviceable piece of Babyshambles live footage the people behind this DVD could find dates back to the days when Gemma Clarke still banged the drums (she left in January 2005) means, like most things in Babyshambles world,...

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