H&H // Babyshambles announce new album plans



Originally published on Hooting & Howling o_babyshamblesAdmist many Libertines and solo album rumours, Babyshambles bassist, Drew McConnell has told NME Pete Doherty is back in the studio with the band and they are working on a follow up to 2007’s “Shotter’s Nation”.

The sessions began between London and Paris as work for Doherty’s second solo LP, after 2009’s impressive “Grace/Wastelands”, but McConnell has revealed they had soon evolved into a new album project for the band, complete with Stephen Street returning as producer and the addition of Stereophonics‘ drummer Jamie Morrisson, replacing Adam Ficek after his exit in 2010. There is no release plan for the collective’s 3rd album yet but McConnell has stated further sessions with Street will be taking place early this year.

Prior to this, a Libertines reunion in 2013 had been highly anticipated by many fans after Doherty announced he had been meeting up with Carl Barat for writing sessions last summer via online show Hernu & Harris, however the fan response to McConnell’s words this week has been overwhelmingly postive and it’s likely, based on the success of Babyshambles previous efforts, that this could be an incredible album to look forward to.