Pete Doherty Wanted a ‘Warlord’s Daughter’ to Drum With the Libertines
As we anxiously await the Libertines' next album -- it will be their first in just over a decade -- we can try to guess what it might sound like based on new interviews with frontman Pete Doherty.
While in rehab in Thailand, Doherty participated in a series of interviews discussing, yes, new music, but also his recovery. Noisey has now shared those interviews, including one in which Doherty said he was attempting to get a “warlord’s daughter to play drums” on new songs.
“I’ve come up with some good riffs, too,” Doherty said in one interview. “Like simple bass lines and I’m trying to get this warlord’s daughter to play drums for me, but she’s off the radar at the moment. So hopefully we’ll have some new ideas when Carl [Barat] next bounds into view in his bandana and leathers.”
Doherty also said his time in Thailand at the Hope Rehabilitation Centre helped him reconnect with music -- not just his own.
“The thing is it’s quite a tranquil place, so I don’t like to make too much noise. But I’ll say that I have rediscovered a few facets that have come back to life since I’ve been here and one of them is just enjoying playing guitar and learning songs I used to know backwards and inside out,” he explained. “Like old Lindisfarne and Stone Roses songs and just taking them and just shifting the chords about.”
The Libertines are planning on releasing their third album sometime this year. It will follow their 2004 self-titled record.