Peter Doherty unveils Amy Winehouse tribute single ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ – listen

Proceeds from the single will go towards the Amy Winehouse Foundation

Peter Doherty has unveiled his Amy Winehouse tribute single ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’.

Click below to listen the the track. The song was written by The Libertines man for the late Winehouse, with all proceeds of the single going towards the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which aims to give young people a better understanding of drug and alcohol misuse. The track will be officially released on March 9.


Produced by Stephen Street, the song features Drew McConnell from Babyshambles and Helsinki on bass, Jamie Morrison on drums, Stephen Large on keys and Street on acoustic guitar and percussion, with strings arranged by John Metcalfe (Durutti Column).

At the end of last year The Libertines signed to Virgin EMI. The reunited band released their last studio LP – 2004’s self-titled second album – through Rough Trade, but intend to put out a new record this year.

There had previously been much speculation over new recordings from the quartet, who reunited for the second time last summer to play a string of headline shows including an outdoor gig at London’s Hyde Park and three nights at the UK capital’s Alexandra Palace.

At the final Alexandra Palace gig, Doherty told the crowd that they would “probably” record a new album, while Barât also recently revealed that the pair had written five new songs for the record.

Carl Barât will release ‘Let It Reign’ – his first album with backing band The Jackals – on February 16.


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