PETE DOHERTY & THE PUTA MADRES
The Libertines frontman Peter Doherty has formed a new group with the Puta Madres and they're headed for Lindisfarne Festival this summer!
With a self-titled LP due for release in April, the debut sees Doherty and his new bandmates heading back to his garage rock roots for a selection of eclectic songs that have all been road-tested over the last 18 months at a series of ad-hoc shows.
The record is trailed by the short, sharp, shock of new single 'Who's Been Having You Over', which was recorded last summer over four days at a French villa.
Vilified by the worlds press and written off at every turn, Peter Doherty finds himself constantly at the centre of a media maelstrom, a frenzy that bombards his private life with allegations, accusations, invasions and intrusions. They say that its calmest in the eye of the hurricane, and thats where you'll find Peter; coolly strumming his guitar while the storm around him carries him ever closer to Arcadia.
Born in Northumberland, Peter's childhood was dislocated, an Army father meant numerous hometowns and schools , therefore finding and keeping friends proved difficult. His passions gave him comfort - QPR, Hancocks Half Hour, Billy Liar - while his inspirations kept him company - Dickinson, Baudelaire, Orwell, Rimbaud, Verlaine. The Smiths opened his ears to music, and The Strokes sealed his fate. A guitar would always be the only friend he'd ever need...