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Peter Doherty of The Libertines Announces New Solo Album, Shares New Song

Hamburg Demonstrations Due Out December 2 via BMG/Clouds Hill

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The Libertines released their first new album in 11 years, Anthems for Doomed Youth, last September. Now the band’s Pete Doherty (now going by Peter) has announced a new solo album and shared its first single. Hamburg Demonstrations is due out December 2 via BMG/Clouds Hill. Below you can stream its first single, “I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone),” followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art and some French tour dates.

The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Johann Scheerer at Clouds Hill Recordings, Hamburg, Germany. They used an 8-Track 2-inch Studer A820 tape machine and mixed onto a 1/4-inch Telefunken master machine. Doherty has long wanted to record in Hamburg, partly because that’s where The Beatles started to make their mark. Doherty’s last solo album was 2009’s Grace/Wastelands. He’s also released three Libertines albums and three with Babyshambles.

A press release describes the inspiration behind some of the album’s songs: “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 - it 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 favorite acoustic guitar), ‘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.”

Hamburg Demonstrations Tracklist:

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) V2
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

Peter Doherty French Tour Dates:


16th Paris - Le Bataclan (SOLD OUT)
17th Paris - Le Bataclan
18th Toulouse - Le Bikini
19th Marseille - L’Usine, Isters
21st Clermont/Ferrand - La Coopérative de Mai
22nd Lyon - Le Transbordeur
24th Caen - Le Cargo
25th Nantes - Stereolux


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