The Senseless Things are celebrating their first show since 1995 with the release of a new single Lost Honey, which features artwork by Jamie Hewlett. Since the breakup of the Senseless Things their members have gone onto to play in various other guises and outfits, including Gorillaz, Muse and The Libertines. Having sold out their warm-up show at The New Adelphi Club in Hull on 19th March, there are a limited number of tickets still available for what will be a very special night at Shepherds Bush Empire on 25th March where the limited edition single of Lost Honey will be available
Tickets for The Shepherds Bush Empire show can be purchased here
You can stream Lost Honey here
Hamburg DemonstrationsBMG / Clouds Hill
By AJ Phink
Peter Doherty has released his new solo album, Hamburg Demonstrations, through BMG/Clouds Hill today, Friday the 2nd December. The Libertines frontman has had a busy year, in addition to releasing his sophomore solo album, he has toured South America with The Libertines, completed a solo tour of the UK and has just finished a tour of France with his new band, The Puta Madres, including two sold out nights at the Bataclan, the venue where the massacre of innocent concert goers occurred just over twelve months ago. So given his past experiences, both personally, and as a member of The Libertines, what does Peter Doherty‘s sophomore solo release have to offer?
Kolly Kibber opens the Hamburg Demonstrations in a mellow style with a delicate acoustic touch that builds to a satisfying chorus, whilst the following two tracks, Down For The Outing and Birdcage, carry a more primitive feel that’s akin to a contemporary version of the kinks. For me the highlights of this album are at the mid-point, Hell To Pay At The Gates Of Heaven is a track written after the Paris attacks, appropriately this number carries a distinctly European feel about it’s delivery, and Flags Of The Old Regime which is dedicated to Amy Winehouse, this poignant soulful track, that is dedicated to his lost love, is one that is obviously tinged with regrets and sadness. The whole album is laid back in it’s delivery, with Only A Spy In The House Of Love picking up the pace to anything approaching The Libertines livelier recordings. The fact that he has recruited a talented backing band in the Puta Madres, including Trampolene‘s Jack Jones, helps give a feel to the material that moves it away from being a mellower take on The Libertines sound.
There’s an unmistakable echo of The Libertines about this album, but that isn’t the end of the story, he has added his own experiences and style to this laid back offering. Peter Doherty is undoubtedly a survivor, his self destructive tendencies have been well documented over the years so I’m not going to dwell on them here, but they have clearly influenced his songwriting, most notably on the heart rending Flags Of The Old Regime. This isn’t a recreation of former glories, yes it’s clearly influenced by them, but this is an album where he has taken things in his own direction, and built on the promising material on his debut album, Grace/Wasteland, that proves that there’s still life in the original Libertine.
You can order Hamburg Demonstrations here
Peter Doherty and his band, who have just toured Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Argentina with The Libertines, will play two UK shows the week his new album, Hamburg Demonstrations, hits the streets. Peter and his band will play London’s O2 Forum on 6th December and Manchester’s Albert Hall on 7th December. Tickets go on general sale this Friday and Hamburg Demonstrations is released on 2nd December.
Presale exclusive ticket, album and tour art print bundles are available here
Peter Doherty will commence his tour of France next month and the dates can viewed below Read More…
Peter Doherty, of The Libertines, has revealed the video for his new solo single, I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone), taken from his new album, Hamburg Demonstrations, released through BMG/Clouds Hill on Friday the 2nd December.
The video was directed by Italian Luca Monterosso Whitmann using footage of Peter Doherty performing the song, along with beautiful illustrations by art student Celine Jennings.
Hamburg Demonstrations can be pre-ordered on all formats here
The video for I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone) can be viewed below Read More…
Peter Doherty releases his new solo album, Hamburg Demonstrations, through BMG/Clouds Hill on Friday the 2nd December. The album includes a new recording of the Amy Winehouse tribute Flags Of The Old Regime and the track Hell To Pay At The Gates Of Heaven, a track written after the Paris attacks last November. Peter has recently toured the UK in May, including two sold out nights at London’s Hackney Empire, and he will be touring Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Argentina with The Libertines in October, before heading out on his own for eight shows in France.
You can stream the track I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Anyone) here
Hamburg Demonstrations can be pre-ordered here
Unity Rocks, an umbrella organisation of musicians, artists and writers founded by Gary Powell of the Libertines, to unify the United Kingdom through music, has teamed up with Hope Not Hate to stage a very special event at O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday 7th September. This show will be the first of many events planned across the UK featuring a wide diversity of acts. The Brixton show will feature full sets from headliners The Libertines and support Rat Boy.
Tickets can be purchased here