Babyshambles sign up for fishing contest

Adam Ficek is testing out his rod skills

Babyshambles have signed up to take part in a London fishing competition.

Drummer Adam Ficek will be teaming up with Resonance FM‘s Duncan Whittaker at Walthamstow Fisheries for the station’s Rock n Fishing contest.

A host of bands including The Kooks, The Holloways, Mystery Jets, Larrikin Love, Battle, Good Shoes, The Rumble Strips and The Young Knives have all signed up for the competition which is part of a 13 week series.

Queens Of Noize‘s Mairead is also set to try her hand at the sport with her Dad – who used to be a successful match fisherman.

The Holloways are currently topping the leaderboard with 29 points with Kid Harpoon and Breaks producer Iain Gore in second.

The top two bands will eventually battle it out in the final on September 28.

To hear how Ficek gets on tune into 104.4 FM this Thursday from 1pm.

Meanwhile, the top-ten best-selling biography of Pete Doherty‘s old band The Libertines has been honoured by the literary establishment.

‘The Libertines: Bound Together’ by NME‘s Anthony Thornton and photographer Roger Sargent has been included in Independent On Sunday‘s prestigious 50 Hot Books For Summer lsit.

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