He’s back. Pete Doherty has not only announced his brand new solo album Hamburg Demonstrations via BMG/Clouds Hill which will be released on Friday, December 2nd but he’s unveiled the new lead single, I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone). The new album will be the follow-up to his 2009 solo debut Grace/Wastelands.
Produced, recorded, and mixed by Johann Scheerer, The Libertines and Babyshambles leading man 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.
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 Whole World is Our Playground was a RSD release.
The full track-listing is:
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
I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone)
The Whole World Is Our Playground
She is Far
Hamburg Demonstrations will be available on CD, 12″ vinyl, and digital download December 2nd.