Pete Doherty releases his new album, Hamburg Demonstrations, through BMG / Clouds Hill Recordings on 2 December 2016.
The album is available to pre-order now with the first single I DON’T LOVE ANYONE [BUT YOU’RE NOT JUST ANYONE] along with THE WHOLE WORLD IS OUR PLAYGROUND available as instant grats here
Hamburg Demonstrations was produced, recorded and mixed by JOHANN SCHEERER (Faust / Bosnian Rainbows / Gallon Drunk / Omar Rodriguéz-Lopéz) at Clouds Hill Recordings, Hamburg in Germany using an 8 Track 2” Studer A820 tape machine and mixed onto a quarter inch Telefunken master machine.
Pete Doherty, who had always wanted to record in Hamburg, was referred to Clouds Hill Recordings and turned up on their doorstep unannounced the next day. He fell in love with the studio and based himself there for the next six months. The album will be available on CD, 12” vinyl and digital download.
Hamburg Demonstrations includes a new recording of the Amy Winehouse tribute FLAGS OF THE OLD REGIME [now called FLAGS FROM THE OLD REGIME]. The album also features HELL TO PAY AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN, written after the Paris attacks last November, which laments the fact that young people are now picking up guns instead of guitars: “Come on boys choose your weapon, J-45 or AK-47?” [Gibson J-45 being John Lennon’s favourite acoustic guitar] alongside KOLLY KIBBER, inspired by Kolley Kibber, the newspaper man who meets a sticky end at the beginning of Brighton Rock, and A SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE, a title borrowed from the Anaïs Nin novel.
The full track-listing is:
• KOLLY KIBBER
• DOWN FOR THE OUTING
• HELL TO PAY AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN
• FLAGS FROM THE OLD REGIME
• I DON’T LOVE ANYONE [BUT YOU’RE NOT JUST ANYONE] V.2
• A SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE
• OILY BOKER
• I DON’T LOVE ANYONE [BUT YOU’RE NOT JUST ANYONE]
• THE WHOLE WORLD IS OUR PLAYGROUND
• SHE IS FAR
New single available now – get your copy here
Pete Doherty toured the UK in May [including two sold-out shows at London’s Hackney Empire] and is touring Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Argentina with The Libertines in October. He then heads out for eight solo shows in France as follows:
16 PARIS Le Bataclan
17 PARIS Le Bataclan
18 TOULOUSE Le Bikini
19 MARSEILLE L’Usine, Isters
21 CLERMONT FERRAND La Coopérative de Mai
22 LYON Le Transbordeur
24 CAEN Le Cargo
25 NANTES Stereolux
Feature Image @ Jason Palmer | Libertines | Manchester Arena