Saturday, March 31, 2007

Make or Break time for Shambles..

Rockers Babyshambles live in fear of being eclipsed by other bands on the British music scene if they fail to harness the potential of troubled frontman Pete Doherty. Drummer Adam Ficek believes it is make-or-break time for the band - but hopes the group's strong musical ethic will make their new album a success with Doherty on board. He says, "We're lucky enough to have another stab and if we don't get it right this time, there are so many great bands out there that'll just overtake us. "(But) everybody is maturing in the band and we're getting stronger as a unit. Musically, we're stronger than we've ever been."

Pete will never be 'eclipsed' and will be forever idolised by many in my opinion, therefore Adam is talking rubbish...

Friday, March 30, 2007

Babyshambles & Co. fight racism.

"Artists including Babyshambles, The View and Albert Hammond Jr. are teaming up to tackle cynical racists trying to exploit music fans.

The acts have been marshalled by Babyshambles bassist Drew McConnell to appear on a special CD to counter an attempt by far-right groups to sneak their messages across.

Following a similar ploy in the US, individuals with links to hate groups like Combat 18 are assembling a CD of white power bands for a compilation entitled 'Project Schoolyard'.

The racists plan to hand out free CDs to young children outside schools.

Deciding he couldn't tolerate this assault on young minds, McConnell has teamed-up with Trangressive Records singer Lisa Moorish and the Love Music Hate Racism campaign to release their own CD this summer."
-From, full story on

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Nudey Petey???

According to the website photographer Ryan McGinley has photographed Pete Doherty and Kate Moss naked for the June issue of W magazine

However, Stuart Higgins , a representative Storm Model Agency says the story about Kate Moss and Pete Doherty posing nude for W magazine is totally untrue.

The nude W pictures follow April's Vogue shoot of the couple, which was supervised by Anna Wintour.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

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All Hands On Decks

Pete will be taking to the decks at the Gatecrasher Summer Soundsystem, along with members of The Ordinary Boys, Franz Ferdinand, The Futureheads and more...

He will headline the new Teenage Kicks Arena, alongside Preston from The Ordinary Boys, Paul Thompson from Franz Ferdinand, Ross and Jaff from The Futureheads, Belle and Sebastian and Shit Disco.

Gatecrasher's Simon Raine said: “There has always been a unique crossover between the world’s of dance and indie music and we want to celebrate this at Summer Sound System in a way that is unique and fits with the whole dance festival culture. There is some quite anarchic about members of coolest UK bands becoming DJs, you never know what musical style or sound may come up with!”

Other acts already confirmed include Judge Jules, Mauro Picotto, Mr Scruff, Fabio & Grooverider, Timo Maas, Andy C and Marco V.
Gatecrasher Summer System takes place at Lotherton Hall in Leeds on 27 May.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Katie Lewis & Pete

Ron Weasley, aka Rupert Grint is going out with a former drug user who went out with Pete Doherty.

According to one British newspaper, the couple met at the NME awards earlier this month.
And despite the five-year age gap the couple have been inseparable ever since.

A friend of Rupert's said: "He and Katie have been seeing each other for a few weeks and are both really keen. They share a love of music so as soon as they met they clicked. It's early days but they are very happy together."

Katie, originally from Wales, dated Babyshambles front-man Doherty for nearly a year after meeting him at a gig in East London however, within weeks Katie had become caught up in Pete's drug abuse.

She eventually kicked drugs and is now working towards her own successful music career fronting rock band Bonnie And Clyde.

From Pete to Ron Weasley....Who saw that coming?

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Still Having The Craic!!!

According to reports, Pete has admitted he still smokes crack every day.

Despite vowing to kick his habit Pete has blatantly flaunted his substance abuse.

In an interview with the New York Daily News newspaper, Pete said: "I always stumble back on it sooner or later, even if it's for half an hour a day." Pete even took a drag out a crack pipe during the interview.

Please Pete...Get better soon!!!!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Pete's new house...

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's new neighbours could be Kate Moss and Pete Doherty.

Kate and Pete have been viewing a £5 million mansion just a few steps away from Gwyneth and Chris' home in Belsize Park, London.

A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "They are pretty keen on this place on Chris and Gwyneth's road. They like it because there are options to make it a bit more private."

Pete and Kate are planning to take a second look at the Georgian property this week.

If the couple buy it, their other celebrity neighbours, will include Oasis star Noel Gallagher, comedian David Walliams and TV presenter Chris Evans.

Pete is expected to earn £2 million this year from an upcoming record deal with Parlophone and a tour with his band Babyshambles.

A source revealed: "Pete never even used a bank account, but that has all changed. He used to hate the idea of owning a house. But now he sees it as a wonderful chance to settle down and pledge himself to Kate."

Fair Play Pete!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Pete the Girly Man

Pete has been pictured in the past dressed in drag, but now with all of Kate Moss’ clothes at his disposal he must be over the moon.

When asked by The Daily Star (U.K.) about his love for women's fashion items, Doherty reportedly said: “Oh year I love them - especially the eyeliner. It’s a laugh as it can make the right changes to your features.

“I just don’t get all the fuss when people see fellas wearing women’s clothes.

“I mean, I love Kate’s stuff and have tried some bits on. What’s wrong with that?

“Footwear is the key and it make you feel good…very good, if you get my drift.”

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Amusing Story about Pete from BBC..

A text he sent is being turned into artwork:


Arena Tour!! (

Tickets go on sale from 22nd March and the full list of dates are:

22nd November - Manchester MEN Arena

23rd November - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

25th November - Brighton Centre (MY HOME TOWN! TRY AND STOP ME FROM BEING THERE!)

26th November - Bournemouth BIC

27th November - Wembley Arena

28th November - Birmingham NIA

30th November - Nottingham Arena

1st December - Glasgow SECC

Babyshambles (and the likes of Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Annie Lennox, Kaiser Chiefs and Ian Brown) are amongst a host of folk who have signed up to an anti-nuclear campaign with CND, to oppose government plans to upgrade the UK's Trident nuclear missiles. The campaign states that the weapons are dangerous and not needed to defend the country. Pete and Kate celebrated his 28th Birthday in style this week, with a romantic champagne picnic near her Cotswolds home. Later, they went for a drive in Kate's MG sports car before flying back to London, rather poshly, by helicopter. Here are some pics of them in the Cotswolds this week and also posing with the helicopter.

According to the Mail on Sunday, Pete and Katie are sharing a 'joint' mortgage (nice headline). It will be the first time he has owned a house (The Albion Rooms were rented). Her friends are a bit pissed because they don't think it's the best move for her (mildly understandable..)

Pete is going to be on the front cover of the spring/summer issue of French Vogue Hommes International. See pic below.

Wow this is one pretty big post.. lol Hope you all had a good weekend!

Legacy of The Libertines

In the Independent (09/03/2007) there is a piece about the bands The Libertines have inspired and the legacy they left behind them.
Read the piece here.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Babyshambles Gig Clips

Buy NME (£2) and you get a FREE DVD with clips from Babyshamlbes Brixton gig.

Friday, March 16, 2007

New babyshambles album going well.

Ruth here I know i'm under another name but this is because I'm an idiot and i will be using this profile from now on.

Good update on Babyshambles in the NME this week.
definatly worth a read theres no interview with Pete a such but there are a few qoutes from the drummer Adam Ficek.
This album is set to have a late 60s garage feel to it and its not to have the same witty quality to it as "Down on albion"
"Musically we're more stable now then we've ever been" Ficek declared.
Apparently the band are stronger now as a unit then they have ever been.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Pete's Birthday

Tomorrow! Lets hope he doesn't enjoy himself too much...

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen...I am most pleased to announce...

Sailthealbion now has discussion forums! I've created a simple discussion forum, for fans to chat on, about Pete, BabyShambles, whatever! The address for this is (original domain
Please join and post as much as possible. There are some other forums about the Shambles, but they're poorly modded, and very unreliable, so this could take off and be very handy if everyone makes a bit of effort. I'll make the other contributors here moderators/admins on it if they wish (They'll have to join up and indicate to me their usernames first though).
I hope everyone here is happy with this addition, please comment to let us know what you think.
Cheers, Mark.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Oxegen 07

hey I'm Ruth and i'm a new contributer on sailthealbion and glad to be as well i hope i do alrightand tell me if i'm doing something wrong!
So ya Pete and Carl are my hero's And i'm a fanatic!
so alot of ye may have heard this but because it hasnt been posted...
Babyshambles have been announced to play at this years oxegen fesitval up the counrty (Ireland) the dates are the 8th and 9th of July and if the last few shambles gigs are anything to go by this perfomance is not to be missed the chances are it will be played on Mtv 2 and if we're lucky they may have an interview as well!
Hope this comes in handy,

New Libertines Album June 07!

No no, Pete and Carl arn't getting back together (as far as I'm aware), but their 70 year old drummer from the beginning plans to release some tracks they recorded all those years ago (around 7 now!).

Paul Dufour (aka Mr Razzcocks - the original drummer with The Libertines) did a 'talk' at Leicester's De Montfort University on 1st March, one of a series of cultural events being held by the Uni, which are open to the public. Paul talked about his experience from the early days of the band and also played some of those much talked about early recordings/video, which are in his possession. As reported in NME some months back, he confirmed that it was still his intention to get these early works publicly released but was waiting for word from Mercury Records; apparently there is a proposed release date for Breck Road Lover of 1st May and then an album of around 20 songs released on 1st June, under the name of The Libertines. There was even talk of the band getting together to do some promotion for these releases, but in reality this is surely not really a possibility (would be nice though!).

Here's a picture of Pete and Kate leaving NME Awards on Thursday night I just stumbled upon...

The couple were asked to leave the ceremony by security after a series of incidents at the ceremony held at Hammersmith Palais. According to a source who spoke to NME.COM on the condition of remaining anonymous, the couple got into trouble after becoming too amorous for the security personel's liking. The source said the loved-up pair were first caught trying to get into the venue's toilets together and were later caught in an alleyway at the back of the building together. The anonymous source said: "Pete and Kate were trying to get into the premises' toilets but they were removed by the bouncers and told to go back to their table. " Later they were both caught in a dark alleyway at the back of the building. So we got their own security guards to put them in a car and take them home." He added there had also been an earlier incident when Doherty was stopped from taking a spoon from his table (For the innocents out there, can be used for heating up drugs such as heroin). According to the source, the couple were removed from the premises at 8.30pm, before Moss could present Primal Scream with their Godlike Genius award as scheduled.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Picture of Pete and Carl

From last Thursday's NME Awards.

I like the whole ciggie in the hat look! But God knows what he was thinking with that chain...

Carl, Pete's Best Man

News just in: Pete has asked Carl to be his best man at his his wedding to Adam...only joking...Kate....... Apparently Carl was quoted to say “We had a heart-to-heart the other day and at the end of the conversation, Pete asked me if I’d be up for being his best man. “He told me he and Kate were desperate to marry… I was shocked but delighted. I’m really touched that after all we’ve been through together we could finally put it all behind us and move on.”

Now all you have to do is play music together and we'll all be happy!!!

New Dirty Pretty Things Album Summer 2007

Hi Guys,

I'm one of the new contributers, thought i'd introduce myself. Basically my names James, i'm doing A Levels in Brighton at the moment, and hope to go to university in Liverpool. I'm a huge Pete fan, Love all the songs, although my favourites have to be Up The Bracket, Don't Look Back Into The Sun, Fuck Forever, and 8 Dead Boys. Although I must admit I love them all! I've read Last of the Rock Romantics, The Shambolic Libertine, and My Prodigal Son (all strongly recomended!).

Anyway back to what you're here for!

Anthony confirmed recently that DPT will be recording their second album this summer, with the intention of an antumn release. Fifteen or so songs have been written and the band will be leaning towards something totally different to the sound of Waterloo to Anywhere.

Personally I can't wait, some Waterloo to Anywhere tunes were great (Deadwood was true Libertine standard in my opinion).

Thanks for reading my first (of hopefully many) ramblings!


A bit of praise for once...

"Punctual, smart, clean and with girlfriend in tow, Pete's cleaned up and has new material to show off. What's going on?"

This weeks issue of NME praises Pete for his good behaviour of late, and for being just a mere eight minutes late for a show in Brixton Academy. The show went down very well and plenty of new material was thrown in the set too. Read the article for yourself here

It's looking good for fans of Pete at the minute, let's hope he can continue this show of punctuality into the summer when BabyShambles are appearing at Oxegen.

[To anyone who cares, I'm the new contributor, Mark, and I bumped into Dan at the Shambles gig last September! Cheers for adding me too Dan.]

New Contributer

Hi Guys,

Good news for the Sailthealbion blog!!!!!!!!It is being rejuvinated at last and should be back to bringing you all the best news on Pete and the guys soon...

We have a brand new contributer (I don't know if he wants to give out his real name so I'll let him tell you himself) but he's a huge Pete fan and knows his stuff....

I'll also keep the site updated with all the inside info on the shambles I can get my hands on...