Sunday, April 29, 2007
New Forum - Really Good! Recommended to all!
Pete is reportedly playing an acoustic set with Ark Of The Covenant, Left Hand and Retro Crooks at the Woodbury Tavern (618 Seven Sisters Rd, N15), this very evening.November is a likely date for a new album release from the Baby Shambles. Pete has indicated that Baby Shambles are going to be recording new material with respected producer Stephen Street (who has previously been associated with The Smiths (credited as an engineer on their early albums and later as producer), plus solo Morrissey, Blur, The Cranberries and more recently Kaiser Chiefs). The band have also hinted during an interview (minus Pete) with xfm that some collaborations could be in the pipeline for the next album:"There's talk of Shaun Ryder maybe doing something on it", the band divulged, "And Amy Winehouse as well may be doing a little collaboration. She's a friend of ours. The Shaun Ryder one is in negotiation at the moment. Our people are talking to their people hopefully...we'll see what happens."As for single titles there's already plenty to choose from with over 35 tracks written to select for the album. "'Delivery', I think, is one of my favourites", bassist Drew McConnell revealed, "And I'm trying to talk the rest of the band into re-recording 'I Wish'". "What else?", continued drummer Adam Ficek, "'Carry On Up The Morning', 'Death Left Hands' and 'There She Goes (a little heartache)'."Turning next to plans for an arena tour later this year, which includes a Wembley date, the band revealed that they were had initial trepidations, but soon came around to the idea. "I wasn't sure", McConnell explained, "Because I thought that we're the kind of band that plays smaller venues and bigger than Brixton Academy, are we punching above our weight? And Adam shrugged and went 'Yeah, but wouldn't it be cool to say 'We've played Wembley Arena'.""We've been called an underachiever sort of band," Ficek interjected, "Hopefully after the arena tour we'll be in the position where we can rightfully say we're one of the best bands in Britain."Today's Sunday Mirror reports that Pete will be booking into a Midlands clinic tomorrow for yet another naltrexone implant.