It was a cold January night to attend and review our first gig of 2019 – Peter Doherty playing at Hangar 34 in Liverpool city centre. Being a Sunday (school) night, we drove to the gig, in Liverpool’s famous Baltic Triangle area and arrived bang of time for Peter’s opener. Peter was suited and booted, looking smart. He said, “it’s my first gig in ages, I might be a bit rusty.” He was anything but rusty, and played a brilliant gig. He’s got a great affinity with the city of Liverpool. He met Libertine’s fellow front lead Carl Barat here, as well as spending a large part of his childhood in the city.
He played a mixture of his own new material, and of course went through the Libertines and Babyshambles classics.
It was a big singalong at times, no more so than when he played Time For Heroes, one of our favourites.
Others he played included the likes of “Who’s Been Having You Over?”, “I Wish”, “Arcady”, “Breck Road Lover”, “Delivery”, “Lost Art Of Murder”, “The Good Old Days”, “What Katie Did”, and “Music When The Lights Go Out”.
— Uneek Ibiza (@uneekibiza) January 27, 2019
— Uneek Ibiza (@uneekibiza) January 27, 2019
Having just completed a sold out tour of the UK, Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres have announced a UK and European tour to coincide with the release of their eponymously titled debut album on Friday 26th April through Strap Originals/Cargo Records.
Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Tickets for the European shows are available from: https://www.albionrooms.com/live
The full dates are:
3rd Friday Belfast – Limelight
4th Saturday Dublin – The Academy
5th Sunday Bristol – O2 Academy
7th Tuesday Glasgow – Barrowland Ballroom
8th Wednesday Leeds – Stylus
9th Thursday Manchester – O2 Ritz
11th Saturday Nottingham – Rock City
12th Sunday London – O2 Forum Kentish Town
15th Wednesday Paris (FRANCE) – Bataclan
16th Thursday Antwerp (BELGIUM) – Trix
17th Friday Cologne (GERMANY) – Kantine
19th Sunday Berlin (GERMANY) – Astra Kulturhaus
20th Monday Vienna (AUSTRIA) – WUK
21st Tuesday Munich (GERMANY) – Backstage Werk
23rd Thursday Zurich (SWITZERLAND) – X-Tra
24th Friday Fribourg (SWITZERLAND) – Fri-Son
Pete Doherty & The Puta Madres also play the following Festivals:
31st Sunday Rennes (FRANCE) – Mythos Festival
8th Saturday St Pierre (FRANCE) – Sakifo Musik Festival
19th Friday Amersham, Buckinghamshire – Penn Festival
21st Sunday Amstelveen (NETHERLANDS) – Amsterdamse Bos
A single, mixed by Cenzo Townshend, ‘Who’s Been Having You Over’, is available now when you preorder the album from: http://smarturl.it/PeterDohertyThePuta The video for the single was filmed in Margate and
directed by Roger Sargent and is a collaboration with Art Collective; Worship the Ground (Chu & Dr. D):
“We believe the act of creating public artworks is visual activism, punk
ethics have always been at the very core of it’s soul. We are arming an inactive society with an alternative knowledge, standing up to ongoing vilification by the press and their immoral standards, and to the authorities who encourage the soulless gentrification and social control in our public space, whilst ignoring their duty of care.”
‘Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres’ will be available on Vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (SOLP1), CD (SOCD1), Cassette (SOCASS1), Deluxe CD (SOCD1X) & Deluxe Vinyl (SOLP1X) (including live album and film)and digital download.
‘Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres’ was recorded at a family home overlooking a fishing village in Étretat Normandy, over 4 days last summer and mixed at Urchin Studios (East London). The album is engineered by Dan Cox (Laura Marling, Thurston Moore, Florence & The Machine)and produced by Jai Stanley (long time friend and manager). All the songs from the album were road tested over the last 18 months across Europe at Festivals and headline shows.
Songs include the reflective ‘All At Sea,’ the raw ‘Punk Buck Bonafide,’ the upbeat and playful ‘Shoreleave,’ the joyous hymn of liberation ‘Paradise Is Under Your Nose,’ ‘Someone Else To Be’ Peter’s re-imagining of the Velvet Underground’s ‘Ride Into The Sun’ and Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger, ‘Traveling Tinker’ an elegy to Peter’s friend Alan Wass and ‘Who’s Been Having You Over’ with dialogue from the 1948 film adaption of Graham Greene ‘Brighton Rock’ and the cheeky poke at his own notoriety…or is it,“Your so Rock & Roll.”
Peter Doherty has released three album with The Libertines (‘Up The Bracket’ (2002), ‘The Libertines’(2004) & ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’(2015) and With Babyshambles ‘Down In Albion’ (2005), ‘Shotter’s Nation’ (2007) & ’Sequel To The Prequel’(2013) and two solo albums ‘Grace/Wastelands’ (2009) and ‘Hamburg Demonstrations’(2017).
Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres are: Peter Doherty (Vocals/Guitar), Miggles (bass), Miki Beavis (violin), Katia DeVidas (Piano/keyboards), Jack Jones (lead guitar) and Rafa (drums).