Babyshambles Influenced by Stone Roses On New Album, Pete Doherty May Have Swine Flu

Babyshambles Influenced by Stone Roses On New Album, Pete Doherty May Have Swine Flu
It appears Pete Doherty appears to have his shit together. More often than not, a face you'd only see in the press for drug convictions and erratic behaviour on and off stage, the former Libertines co-front-man is currently on a roll. Having just released his debut solo album under the mature handle of Peter Doherty, he's now already back to work with his band, Babyshambles, on a new album. Now, another Babyshambles release might not be much to get excited about, we know, but according to The Daily Star, Doherty and his crew are looking to Madchester for their inspiration.

Speaking to the UK tabloid, drummer Adam Ficek said, "The songs we have done so far are pretty groove-based, like early Stone Roses. It's less straightforward rock'n'roll and punk. It's a bit more beat-driven. Some of the stuff coming out was sounding like 'Fools Gold,' which is pretty amazing."

Ficek added that as per usual, the recording process for the follow-up to 2007's Shotter's Nation is another ramshackle experience. "As normal, we won't spend long making it. It's all thrown together in scraps whenever we get a chance."

In other news, Pete Doherty might have the much-feared Swine Flu. The NME among other outlets are reporting that the on-off drug addict was publicly seen hugging Dawn Askham, one of the first flu victims in the UK. Just when we thought he had his shit together...

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