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Babyshambles (formed 2003)
Babyshambles is an English rock band formed in London, best known for their three albums, Down in Albion (2005), Shotter's Nation (2007) and Sequel to the Prequel (2013).

Formation: The band was formed by Pete Doherty - former member of The Libertines - after he was expelled from his previous band due to drug addictions. Doherty recruited another former Libertine, Steve Bedlow, and, with the band being made-up entirely of Yorkshiremen, intended to name them T'Libertines. On the night of their first gig, Doherty was arrested for breaking into the flat of the Libertines frontman, Carl Barât. Doherty served two months in prison, before being released and re-joining The Libertines. B

Career: In April, 2004, Doherty and his potential new band released their first single 'Babyshambles' as a side project from The Libertines. A few months later, Doherty was kicked out of The Libertines for his drug use again. This time, Doherty hit back by reorganising his new band and arranging a selection of gigs for them to play. The band organised a tour through September and October of 2004, which sold out and received critical acclaim. The band released their second single, 'Killamangiro', in late November of that year. Due to a steadily increasing dependency on drugs, Doherty began to become a hindrance for the band. They had to finish a concert in Blackpool early as he was too intoxicated to perform, and one performance lead to a riot and stage invasion when he failed to appear at all. This led to the band's drummer, Gemma Clarke, quitting and being replaced by Adam Ficek of The White Sport. In 2005, the band began working on their debut studio album. Entitled 'Down in Albion', the album was released in November of that year, where it peaked at number 10 in the British album charts. The band had booked Oasis to support them on their 2005 UK tour, although Doherty missed the first performance due to attending a birthday party in another country. Oasis subsequently pulled their support for the rest of the tour. 'The Blinding EP' was released in December, 2006, to critical acclaim. In October, 2007, Babyshambles released their second album, entitled 'Shotter's Nation'. In 2010, Adam Ficek left the band to work on his own projects. He was replaced with Stereophonics drummer, Jamie Morrison, while the band worked on the recording of their third album. Entitled 'Sequel to the Prequel', the album was released in September, 2013.



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Peter Perrett: 'Hit Song Is About Sex Addiction Not Drugs'


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The 1978 song has been released several times over the years and covered by bands including The Replacements, The Lightning Seeds, Blink-182, Belle & Sebastian and Babyshambles.

Many fans assumed the track was written about Perrett's well-known battle with heroin addiction, but the singer is adamant the song is not about drugs.

He tells Uncut magazine, "It's not about heroin. I'd started experimenting with heroin at the time... but I didn't think of myself as a junkie until 1980 or '81, after the band broke up... I always enjoyed writing ambiguous lyrics... I put in drug-related imagery, but it wasn't about drugs. At that time I was more addicted to sex and infatuation than I was to drugs."

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Pete Doherty Started A Band To Get Girls


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Pete Doherty only ever started a band to ''pull birds''.

The Babyshambles musician is now in a committed relationship with a girl called Katya, which led him to almost pull out of the band's current tour of the UK, as the only reason he writes songs is so he can impress members of the opposite sex.

Speaking ahead of the first date of the tour in London - which the band played - he told NME magazine: ''Up until about three hours ago I was going to pull the whole tour to be honest. I mean, why do we do it? Why do we start bands and sing songs? It's for one thing - to pull birds. And if you're finally in love with someone then you don't have to get onstage and make an arse of yourself.''

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Babyshambles In Concert

Pete Doherty and Babyshambles - Pete Doherty playing with Babyshambles at the Barrowlands - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Wednesday 4th September 2013

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A Week In Music, Justin Timberlake's 'Rude' Video, Dinosaur Pile-Up's Promising Second Album And Babyshambles Make A 'Sequel'


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A week in music videos... It may have received bad press recently what with the video being banned from YouTube for its nude content and such, but Justin Timberlake's new song 'Tunnel Vision' is a pretty smooth R&B track and it's not like we didn't expect from rude bits from JT; he's been talking about getting girls naked since 2002's 'Justified'! All that aside, it's what we wanted from his number one third album 'The 20/20 Experience'. Plus, it's consistent - another great track after 'Suit & Tie' and 'Mirrors'. Check out the video for yourself.

Mayer Hawthorne will soon return with his fourth album 'Where Does This Door Go' and, if it's anything like the music video to his latest track 'Her Favorite Song', it will be full of surprises. The track may be a serious mix of the melancholic and ambient, but he contrasts this by having canines run the club in this clip - and we think a bit of comedy is the best pick-me-up for a fledgling music career. Watch Mayer Hawthorne's 'Her Favorite Song' video.

Continue reading: A Week In Music, Justin Timberlake's 'Rude' Video, Dinosaur Pile-Up's Promising Second Album And Babyshambles Make A 'Sequel'

Yep, You Heard Us Right: Babyshambles Announce New UK Tour


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It’s been six years since a Babyshambles album and a good couple since they headed around the UK on tour. Have we missed them? No, not really, even despite Pete Doherty’s middling solo efforts. In fact, since the always troubled Doherty has been in France trying to kick the smack habit it’s been quite refreshing not looking into his gaunt features at every turn, his eyes like black raisins staring out of every entertainment publication possessed with the passion of nothing at all.

Well, forget about those golden days, because Pete’s back and he’s bringing the rest of the Babyshambles crew with him. That’s right, with a third album in the works, the motley lot have thrown caution to the wind and announced a full UK tour, which will kick off in Glasgow on September 4th and finish up at Bournemouth on October 21st.

As the NME reports, the sessions that had been begun by the band were initially set to result in Doherty’s second album, but have ended up becoming this new third album – the first since 2007’s Shotter’s Nation. Expect: pork pie hats, Doherty coming on stage two hours late and Libertines covers that are superior to any of the group’s original material. Or maybe they’ll surprise us…

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Pete Doherty Kicked Out Of Rehab For 'Disruptive' Behaviour


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Pete Doherty - the former frontman of The Libertines and Babyshambles - has been chucked out of rehab. A report from the Daily Mail reveals that the notoriously troublesome rocker has been asked to leave the 7k per month Thai institute, because he was being a "disruptive influence" on other patients. Doherty had been at The Cabin in Chiang Mai for less than three weeks before his early departure was announced.

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Kate Moss Set Pete Doherty's Bear On Fire


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Kate Moss set Pete Doherty's beloved teddy bear on fire when they split up.

The British supermodel - who dated the rocker on-and-off between 2005 and 2007 - left the Babyshambles singer devastated when she destroyed his favourite childhood toy, Pandy, when they separated for good.

He said: ''I had Pandy with me always, everywhere I went. And when we split up, Kate burnt it.

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Kate Moss Drunk Dials Pete Doherty


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Pete Doherty claims his ex-girlfriend Kate Moss still drunk dials him - five years after they spilt.

The Libertines frontman says the ''happily married'' supermodel sometimes leaves him voicemail messages when she is intoxicated even though she supposedly ''hates'' his guts.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper at the Cannes Film Festival, Pete said: ''She wants to get drunk and call me to talk s**t. That's fine but I wouldn't be able to do that to her. Anyway, she's married.

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Babyshambles To Tour Without Doherty


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British rockers Babyshambles are heading out on tour - without troubled frontman Pete Doherty.

Bassist Drew MCConnell and guitarist Mik Whitnall have announced two concerts in the U.K. with another eight or nine in the pipeline, but they won't be joined by founder member Doherty.

The singer/songwriter is currently living in Paris, France and pursuing an acting career - and news the band is hitting the road without Doherty has sparked speculation he has left the line-up.

MCConnell tells NME, "If he's in town, I'm sure he'd love to come out (and watch), but he's in Paris at the moment nurturing his burgeoning career as an actor and, as far as I'm concerned, hopefully writing some new songs."

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Winehouse Ghost Haunting Pete Doherty's London Home


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The ghost of Amy Winehouse is haunting the London home of rocker Pete Doherty, leading the former Libertines man to flee to Paris. The 32-year-old has told friends he can no longer live in the pad after seeing the late star three of four times since her death in July, reports The Sun newspaper.

Doherty claims to have seen ghostly images of Amy in his bedroom and her reflections in the windows late at night. The troubled rocker, who was a friend of the Back to Black singer, claims he was too frightened to return to the house and is now living in France. A pal said, "He is utterly convinced that he has seen her ghost.A lot of people will think his visions are probably drug-induced but he claims he is clean". The Babyshambles man was said to be so distressed by the death, he was unable to pay his last respects at the funeral in July. Although Winehouse had battled substance abuse and drug addiction, her death shocked the music industry, with a coroner ruling that alcohol poisoning was the reason for her passing.

Doherty, who has battled his own drug addiction, was often photographed with Winehouse around the Camden area. The duo appeared on-stage together numerous times, most notably during Babyshambles' set at the 2009 V Festival.

Pete Doherty Of Babyshambles And Roger Daltrey Performed A For A One Off Gig At At Bristol's O2 Academy. The Gig, Performed To Raise Awareness Of Teenage Cancer Trust And Raise Money For Moonfest. Pete Ended Up Having To Walk To His Car And It Created Such Hysteria, He Was Well And Truly Mobbed. It Appears Pete Isn't Shy About Revealing His Torso To The Cameras.

Pete Doherty, Babyshambles and Roger Daltrey Monday 12th January 2009 Pete Doherty of Babyshambles and Roger Daltrey performed a for a one off gig at at Bristol's O2 Academy. The gig, performed to raise awareness of Teenage Cancer Trust and raise money for Moonfest. Pete ended up having to walk to his car and it created such hysteria, he was well and truly mobbed. It appears Pete isn't shy about revealing his torso to the cameras. Bristol, England

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Pete Doherty Of Babyshambles Performing At A Friends Birthday Party At The Boogaloo In Highgate

Pete Doherty and Babyshambles Friday 17th October 2008 Pete Doherty of Babyshambles performing at a friends birthday party at The Boogaloo in Highgate London. England

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2007 Glastonbury Festival Day 2

Babyshambles - Pete Doherty performs with Babyshambles Saturday 23rd June 2007 at Glastonbury Festival Somerset,England

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