Sunday, August 15, 2004

Time For Updates

Exclusive Carl acoustic performances from Rolling Stone:

Pete Article In The Independent:

Doherty describes his childhood as strict and lonely. "I had no choice really but to disappear into myself, just veering between old, flickery episodes of Rising Damp, Tony Hancock radio shows, Emily Dickinson, flowers and QPR."

Observer Review by John Harris:

If Doherty's troubles form the album's plot, they're also its apparent undoing. In keeping with the abiding sense that it's been left unfinished, it has some of the worst guitar solos ever put to tape, distractedly mumbled vocals, and songs that promise much, only to flop into aimless underachievement. The band's sense of careening power - their ability to somehow encapsulate the condition of being ragingly drunk - only occasionally appears. Tellingly, its most convincing manifestation is in 'Narcissist', sung by Barat alone.

Pete's "Denial Band" Hits The Road (NME):
The band--currently featuring Doherty alongside Patrick Walden (guitar), Drew McConnell (bass) and Gemma Clarke (drums)--are also planning a new single, 'Kilimanjaro'.

The dates are:

  • Brighton Concorde 2 (September 16)
  • Portsmouth University (17)
  • Cardiff University (18)
  • Frome Cheese and Grain (19)
  • Liverpool Masque (20)
  • Leeds Cockpit (22)
  • Nottingham Rescue Rooms (23)
  • Leicester Charlotte (24)
  • Norwich Waterfront (26)
  • Birmingham Medicine Bar (27)
  • Newcastle University (28)
  • Aberdeen Lemon Tree (29)
  • Dundee Reading Rooms (30)
  • Edinburgh Venue (October 2)
  • Glasgow Barfly (3)
  • Stoke The Underground (4)
  • Shrewsbury Music Hall (5)
  • London Scala (6)
In other news, Pete issued a nasty message to the rest of the band on Babyshambles. So nasty, in fact, that we won't repeat it here. For the curious, the unedited post is here.