Pete Doherty and his new band The Puta Madres have shared the video for their single ‘Who’s Been Having You Over’ as well as announcing details of a 2019 UK and European tour.
The Libertines and Babyshambles man’s latest outfit have teamed up again with the acclaimed Roger Sargent for their new video. Filmed in Margate, the clip is a collaboration with art collective Worship the Ground.
“We believe the act of creating public artworks is visual activism, punk ethics have always been at the very core of it’s soul,” they said in a statement. “We are arming an inactive society with an alternative knowledge, standing up to ongoing vilification by the press and their immoral standards, and to the authorities who encourage the soulless gentrification and social control in our public space, whilst ignoring their duty of care.”
Meanwhile, the band’s newly announced May tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 9am on Wednesday February 27 and will be available here.
3 Friday: Belfast – Limelight
4 Saturday: Dublin – The Academy
5 Sunday: Bristol – O2 Academy
7 Tuesday: Glasgow – Barrowland Ballroom
8 Wednesday: Leeds – Stylus
9 Thursday: Manchester – O2 Ritz
11 Saturday: Nottingham – Rock City
12 Sunday: London – O2 Forum Kentish Town
15 Wednesday: Paris (FRANCE) – Bataclan
16 Thursday: Antwerp (BELGIUM) – Trix
17 Friday: Cologne (GERMANY) – Kantine
19 Sunday: Berlin (GERMANY) – Astra Kulturhaus
20 Monday: Vienna (AUSTRIA) – WUK
21 Tuesday: Munich (GERMANY) – Backstage Werk
23 Thursday: Zurich (SWITZERLAND) – X-Tra
24 Friday: Fribourg (SWITZERLAND) – Fri-Son
Doherty and The Puta Madres will release their debut album on April 26. The record is described as “a devastatingly intimate portrait of love, loss and being lost” and was recorded in a French fishing village across four consecutive days last summer.
Meanwhile, The Libertines are currently at their new album in the studio located in their Margate hotel The Albion Rooms. Last year, drummer Gary Powell spoke of the record. “The last thing in the world we would attempt to do would be to reinvent the wheel,” he told NME. “We have our own identity and we’ll stick to our own identity as much as we can do. It’s made us who we are. But having said that, there is an opportunity for us to investigate and to investigate new approaches to what we do.”
Powell explained that he had been working on his own electronic music and, while the band won’t “necessarily be going down the electronic music path”, he did say some “elements of that can be added to it.”
He added: “It would also be nice to start messing around with interesting tempos,” he continued. “Our last album was quite conventional in our approach to tempos and music. If you stripped the music back and took the lyrics off it literally could’ve been anybody playing it. It didn’t feel as special as the first ones.”
The band previously stated that the new album would arrive this year, but Powell revealed that it will take a little while longer. “We need to get back into that frame of mind, of not just making a record, but making something that’s quite special,” he said. “We’re just going to take our time and do what we need to do.”