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Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres – ‘Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres’ review

“Let’s get straight to the heart of the matter,” sang Pete Doherty on The Libertines’ long-awaited comeback album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’. While a boisterous and rousing call-to-arms, that album did little to deal with the demons, bad blood and headlines that dogged their decade-long hiatus. Addiction, ruin and reflection ran through the very DNA of Babyshambles as that...

The Libertines confirm their first show of 2019

The Libertines margat away kit
The Libertines have confirmed details of their first show for 2019. The indie icons will head to Coventry on August 3 as they take top billing on the first day of the Coombe Weekender. Taking place at Coventry's Coombe Abbey, the festival sees them joined by an impressive supporting bill that includes the likes of Tom Grennan, Circa Waves and Reverend...

Listen to Pete Doherty & The Puta Madres’ intimate new tune, ‘Paradise Is Under Your Nose’

Pete Doherty has released a new track with his band The Puta Madres – stream 'Paradise Is Under Your Nose' below. Read More: 10 of Pete Doherty’s best lyrics The Libertines and Babyshambles musician recently returned with his latest project, releasing the single ‘Who’s Been Having You Over' and sharing news of the band's debut album. Live shows are also set to take place next month. 'Paradise Is...

Pete Doherty on why Brexit will “be the best thing in the world for music”

Pete Doherty
Pete Doherty has said that Brexit will "be the best thing in the world for music", arguing that it will result in "an incredible backlash" from musicians. Check out the video below. Read More: Brexit: What will happen after May? And do we have a say? The Libertines frontman, who recently returned with new band The Puta Madres, was taking part in...

Pete Doherty announces intimate UK live dates for later this month

Pete Doherty
Pete Doherty has announced a run of intimate UK shows which are scheduled for later this month. Check out the full dates and ticket details below. The Libertines frontman, who headlined Cardiff's Immersed! Festival last month, has tweeted that he will be hitting the road for a last-minute tour - with tickets available to purchase now. Read More: 10 of Pete...

Watch Pete Doherty cover The Verve’s ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’

Pete Doherty covers The Verve
Pete Doherty covered 'The Drugs Don't Work' by The Verve during a charity gig in Cardiff. The Libertines frontman was headlining Immersed! Festival on Thursday (December 14) which also featured Kyle Falconer. All proceeds from the gig went to Teenage Cancer Trust. As well as performing classic tracks such as 'Song for Lovers' and 'Time For Heroes', Doherty also treated fans...

Artists and leading music bodies sign open letter to scrap Brexit deal

A lengthy list of UK artists and leading music music bodies have signed an open letter calling for the current Brexit deal to be scrapped in a bid to prevent serious damage to the industry. With parliament currently in a state of great disarray after Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal was met with mass opposition, she now returns to...

Pete Doherty donates artwork to charity seeking to rehabilitate prisoners

Pete Doherty
Pete Doherty is donating a selection of his artwork to an exhibition and auction which seeks to help rehabilitate prisoners. The Libertines frontman's work of art is being put on display from today (November 23) until December 15 in a pop-up gallery in Margate for the Stretch charity's 'Outsider Art Festival'. You can view his artwork below. There will also be a...

Pete Doherty’s huskies accused of killing neighbour’s cat in “savage” attack

Pete Doherty is accused of failing to act as his pet Huskies savaged a neighbour's beloved cat to death. The Libertines frontman allegedly let the two dogs off their leads in Margate on Monday morning, shortly before they fatally attacked Archie, an eight-year-old rescue cat. According to owner Penny Ward, the dogs shook her beloved cat "like a rag doll for...

Carl Barât on The Libertines’ new album: “I can’t work under the pressure of thinking I need to write a hit”

Carl Barat The Libertines new album
Carl Barât has given an update about The Libertines' new album, saying he has "lots of ideas" for the forthcoming LP. The group, led by Barât and Pete Doherty, are currently working on the follow-up to 2015’s ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth‘. That album was the band’s first studio album since their 2004 self-titled second LP. Speaking to Scotsmanwear, Barât said, "“I...