Peter Doherty releases his new album, ‘Hamburg Demonstrations’ through BMG/Clouds Hill on Friday the 2nd December.
The album is available to preorder now with 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.
‘Hamburg Demonstrations’ was produced, recorded & mixed by Johann Scheerer (Faust/Bosnian Rainbows/Gallon Drunk/Omar Rodriguéz-Lopéz) at Clouds Hill Recordings, Hamburg (Germany) using an 8 Track 2“ Studer A820 tape machine and mixed onto a 1/4“ Telefunken master machine. (http://cloudshillrecordings.com)
Peter had always wanted to record in Hamburg. He 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 – 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 favourite 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.
The full track-listing is:
Kolly Kibber Down For The Outing Birdcage 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, who toured the UK in May (including two sold-out nights at London’s Hackney Empire), will be touring Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Argentina with the Libertines in October, before heading out on his own for eight shows in France:
November 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
Peter Doherty released his acclaimed debut solo album Grace/Wastelands in 2009. He has released three albums with The Libertines - Up The Bracket (2002), The Libertines (2004) and Anthems For Doomed Youth (2015) and three albums with Babyshambles - Down In Albion (2005), Shotter’s Nation (2007) and Sequel To The Prequel (2013).