Pete Doherty ‘to release solo album this year’

Pete Doherty onstage with The Libertines (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

Pete Doherty onstage with The Libertines (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

Online stories have appeared suggesting Pete Doherty could release a second solo album at some point this year.

Doherty’s plans for a follow-up to 2009’s ‘Grace/Wastelands‘ go back almost as far, certainly to before The Libertines‘ more permanent return in 2014. Indeed, Doherty told NME just as that live comeback became public that he had been writing in Hamburg with producer Johann Scheerer, while almost exactly twelve months ago he released the ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ single in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

And it’s ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ which Exclaim is reporting will be the title of the album, with another single apparently preceding in the spring.

Doherty and The Libertines released their long awaited third studio album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth‘ in September 2015. It reached #3 in the UK having been involved in something of a chart battle with fellow British bands Bring Me The Horizon and Stereophonics.

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