Garage rock revival
|Label(s)||Rough Trade Records (2004-2006)|
Regal Records/Parlophone/EMI (2007-present)
|Associated acts||The Libertines|
Peter Perrett Jr. The Libertines were an English Indie rock band Formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Pete Doherty (vocals/rhythm guitar and Carl Barât (vocals/lead London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Indie rock is genre of Alternative rock that primarily exists in the independent Underground music scene The post-punk revival is a movement in Alternative rock of the 2000s where bands draw from of the original sounds and aesthetics of the Post-punk sound of the late In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Rough Trade Records began as an Independent record label, based in London, England. Regal Records was a British Record label founded in 1914 as a subsidiary of the UK branch of Columbia Records Parlophone is a Record label, founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindström Company. The EMI Group is a British music company comprising the major record company EMI Music – which operates several labels and is based in Kensington in The Libertines were an English Indie rock band Formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Pete Doherty (vocals/rhythm guitar and Carl Barât (vocals/lead Adam Steven Ficek of Polish origin is the Drummer for the London rock band Babyshambles. Drew McConnell (born November 10, 1978 in Dublin, Ireland) is the bass guitarist and backing vocalist with Babyshambles, the group Mick Whitnall is the present Lead guitarist and song writing partner for Pete Doherty 's rock band Babyshambles, replacing former guitarist
Babyshambles are an English indie rock band established in London. Sebastian "Seb" Rochford is a British drummer who spans many music genres Gemma Clarke is the drummer for The Krak. She was previously the drummer for The Suffrajets and Babyshambles. Patrick George Walden (born October 5 1978) is best known as the former guitarist for Babyshambles. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Indie rock is genre of Alternative rock that primarily exists in the independent Underground music scene London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The band was formed by Pete Doherty during a hiatus from his former band The Libertines, but Babyshambles has since become his main project. The Libertines were an English Indie rock band Formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Pete Doherty (vocals/rhythm guitar and Carl Barât (vocals/lead Babyshambles draws inspiration from the punk and ska genres, and has released two albums, one EP and a number of singles. Ska ( pronounced /ska/ or in Jamaican Patois /skja/ is a Music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and which was the precursor An extended play ( EP) is a Vinyl record, CD, or Music download which contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify The band has received a great deal of attention from the British tabloid press as a result of interest in Doherty's personal life. A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest
In mid- 2003, Pete Doherty was banned from playing with The Libertines until he could overcome his substance abuse problems. The Libertines were an English Indie rock band Formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Pete Doherty (vocals/rhythm guitar and Carl Barât (vocals/lead As a response, Doherty formed an alternate band, and recruited former Libertines line-up man, 'Scarborough' Steve Bedlow as vocalist. Initially, Doherty planned on calling his new band "T' Libertines", because of the band's Yorkshire connection - the line up of the band at the time consisted mainly of Yorkshiremen. On the night Babyshambles' first gig was scheduled to take place, Doherty was arrested for burgling Barât's flat. After he was charged and released, his friend Dean Fragile organized a new gig at the Tap'n'Tin. The performance received mixed reviews.
Doherty was sentenced to six months imprisonment for his crime. His sentence was later reduced on appeal to two months. When he was released from prison, Doherty rejoined The Libertines and sidelined the Babyshambles project. However, he found time to record the band's first single "Babyshambles", which was released in April 2004 on High Society Records. " Babyshambles " is the first single for Pete Doherty 's post- Libertines band of the same name The single was limited to 2000 CDs and 1000 7" vinyl copies. 
In the early summer of 2004, Doherty once again found himself cast out of The Libertines because of his drug use.  As a result, Doherty brought Babyshambles to the fore with Patrick Walden on guitar, Gemma Clarke on drums and Peter Perrett's two sons, Jamie and Peter Junior, on guitar and bass respectively. Patrick George Walden (born October 5 1978) is best known as the former guitarist for Babyshambles. Gemma Clarke is the drummer for The Krak. She was previously the drummer for The Suffrajets and Babyshambles. Peter Perrett (born Peter Albert Neil Perrett on 8 April, 1952 in King's College Hospital, Camberwell, London) is an Doherty organised several gigs and the band began to gain respect in their own right, even though Doherty missed a number of appearances. The band's line-up underwent several changes before stabilizing during the late summer of 2004 with Doherty on vocals, Patrick Walden on guitar, Gemma Clarke on drums and Drew McConnell on bass. Drew McConnell (born November 10, 1978 in Dublin, Ireland) is the bass guitarist and backing vocalist with Babyshambles, the group
In September and October 2004, Babyshambles embarked on a British tour that culminated with two shows at the London Scala. Despite fears that Doherty's performance would not be consistent, the tour sold-out and received critical acclaim. The band's second single "Killamangiro" was released November 29, 2004 on Rough Trade Records, reaching number 8 on the UK singles chart. " Killamangiro " is a song by English band Babyshambles, released in November 2004 through Rough Trade Records. Events 1777 - San Jose California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Rough Trade Records began as an Independent record label, based in London, England. The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry The band embarked on another tour in December 2004, among growing concerns regarding Doherty's drug dependence. During a gig in Blackpool, the band walked off the stage when it became clear that Doherty was too intoxicated to perform, and a riot broke out at the London Astoria after Doherty failed to appear. Blackpool (/ˈblækˌpul is a seaside town in Lancashire, England. The London Astoria is a music venue at 157 Charing Cross Road in London, England. 
In January 2005, Gemma Clarke quit the band, citing disagreements with the management, whom she blamed for failing to address Doherty's obvious drug problem. Gemma Clarke is the drummer for The Krak. She was previously the drummer for The Suffrajets and Babyshambles.  She was subsequently replaced by Adam Ficek. Adam Steven Ficek of Polish origin is the Drummer for the London rock band Babyshambles. 
In April and May 2005, Babyshambles spent several weeks in a recording studio in Wales working on their debut album with Mick Jones of The Clash, who had also worked with Doherty on the production of The Libertines' albums. Michael Geoffrey "Mick" Jones (born 26 June 1955 was the lead Guitarist and a vocalist of the British Punk rock band The For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were The Libertines were an English Indie rock band Formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Pete Doherty (vocals/rhythm guitar and Carl Barât (vocals/lead  The album, entitled Down in Albion, was released on November 14, 2005. Down in Albion is the debut Album by Babyshambles, Pete Doherty 's post- Libertines band Events 1533 - Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. It reached the Top 10 on the UK Albums Chart. The UK Albums Chart is a list of Albums ranked by sales in the United Kingdom. The first single from the album, "Fuck Forever", had been released on August 15, reaching number four on the UK singles chart. " Fuck Forever " is a song by Babyshambles. It was released as a single on August 15, 2005 and is their most successful single The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry The second single, "Albion", was released on November 28 and reached number eight in the UK singles chart. " Albion " is a song by English band Babyshambles. It was released as the third single from Down in Albion on November 28
Fellow British rock group Oasis had booked Babyshambles to support them on their UK tour in July 2005. Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991 However, Doherty was attending the birthday celebration of fashion designer Hedi Slimane with Kate Moss and was unable to arrange transport back to the UK in time for the band's first appearance. Hedi Slimane (born July 5, 1968 in Paris) is a Tunisian French Fashion designer of Tunisian and Italian-Brazilian origins  As a consequence Oasis cancelled Babyshambles' support for the rest of the tour. 
Several small gigs took place at the end of 2005, punctuated by Doherty's appearance on the high-brow current affairs television show Newsnight, which ended with a tearful rendition of "Music When the Lights Go Out". For the CNN programme see NewsNight with Aaron Brown Newsnight is a British daily News analysis The Libertines is the second Self-titled and final album by the British Punk rock band The Libertines.
Babyshambles announced four small club shows in London, Liverpool, Sheffield and Stoke in January, 2006. To the surprise of his fans, the band performed without guitarist Patrick Walden, with Doherty on guitar instead. Patrick George Walden (born October 5 1978) is best known as the former guitarist for Babyshambles. Walden returned for a gig in Cambridge on January 23 and a UK tour in February. He played his last gig with the band at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire during that tour, and has not appeared with Babyshambles since. He has, however, appeared on stage independently and in the company of Drew McConnell and Seb Rochford, playing two Babyshambles songs which he co-wrote with Pete Doherty, in July 2007. Sebastian "Seb" Rochford is a British drummer who spans many music genres 
In February 2006, Babyshambles won the Naomi Award for Worst Live Act, and were nominated for several NME awards. Naomi awards are given to outstandingly bad music acts It is a parody of the BRIT Awards, and it is run by the music channel Music Choice.  The band performed "Albion" at the NME Awards show, and Doherty won the "Sexiest Man" award. " Albion " is a song by English band Babyshambles. It was released as the third single from Down in Albion on November 28 The NME Awards are an annual music awards show founded by the music magazine NME (New Musical Express 
In August, 2006, Babyshambles signed to major record label Parlophone for the release of an EP, and headlined the Get Loaded in the Park festival. Parlophone is a Record label, founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindström Company. The band released the limited edition single "Beg, Steal or Borrow", which was exclusively available to those who had attended the festival. A free copy of "The Blinding" was released in the street magazine The Big Issue. Founded by John Bird and Gordon Roddick in September 1991, The Big Issue produces an award winning entertainment and current affairs
A cover version of the Clash song "Janie Jones" was released through B-Unique Records in October. For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were B-Unique Records is a Record label based in London. Roster Kaiser Chiefs The Ordinary Boys The single was released to raise money for Joe Strummer's charity foundation Strummerville and features contributions from others bands such as Dirty Pretty Things, Larrikin Love, We Are Scientists, The Kooks, and Guillemots. John Graham Mellor (21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002 better known as Joe Strummer, was the co-founder lyricist Rhythm guitarist and lead singer of the Strummerville is the Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music It was established shortly after Strummer's untimely death in the winter of 2002 by his wife Lucinda who serves Dirty Pretty Things were an English band fronted by Carl Barât, a former member of The Libertines. Larrikin Love were an English four piece Indie rock band from London. We Are Scientists is an American band, formed in 2000 featuring Keith Murray ( Guitar and lead vocals) Chris Cain The Kooks are an Indie band based in the United Kingdom. The band was formed in Brighton, United Kingdom, and currently consists of four members Guillemots (sometimes written gUiLLeMoTs) are a BRIT Award nominated Indie rock band formed in November 2004 by Fyfe Dangerfield This release marked the first time that Carl Barât and Pete Doherty had worked together since The Libertines parted, although they never met during the recording process. Carl Ashley Raphael Barât (born June 6, 1978) is an English musician The Libertines were an English Indie rock band Formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Pete Doherty (vocals/rhythm guitar and Carl Barât (vocals/lead 
On December 4, 2006, The Blinding EP was released to critical acclaim. "December 4th" redirects here For the song by Jay-Z, see December 4th (song. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Blinding EP is an EP by English indie Rock band Babyshambles. The release was promoted with music videos for "The Blinding" and "Love You But You're Green", and an acoustic performance of the latter on The Culture Show. Acoustic music refers to music that solely or primarily uses instruments which produce sound through entirely acoustic means as opposed to Electronic means The Culture Show is a weekly BBC Two magazine programme broadcast on Tuesday nights focussing on the latest developments in the worlds of film music art fashion The single was not eligible for the singles chart because it contained too many tracks; however, the band claimed on its MySpace page that it would have made number four in the Christmas Day 2006 UK chart had it been eligible. MySpace is a popular social networking Website offering an interactive user-submitted network of friends personal profiles blogs groups photos music and
On January 18, 2007, it was announced that the band had signed a long-term record deal with Parlophone. Events 350 - Generallus Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans and proclaims himself Emperor Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  The contract was reportedly for three albums.  In Summer 2007, Babyshambles played Oxegen, Glastonbury Festival, the V Festival, T in the Park and Paredes de Coura Festival. Oxegen is an annual Music festival, held since 2004, sponsored by Heineken. For the classical music and theatre festivals co-founded by Rutland Boughton between 1914 and 1926 see Glastonbury Festival (1914-1925 The The V Festival is an annual music festival in England, the first to be held simultaneously at two sites - currently Hylands Park in Chelmsford and T in the Park is a major Music festival that has been held annually in Scotland since 1994 Paredes de Coura Festival is a Rock festival that happens every year in August at Praia do Tabuão in Paredes de Coura, Portugal.
On October 1, 2007 Babyshambles released their second album Shotter's Nation. Events 331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Shotter's Nation is the second Album by English Rock band Babyshambles and was released in the United Kingdom on  The track listing for the album was revealed on July 23, 2007 in the (p)review posted on Allan Jones' Editor's Diary Uncut. Events 1632 - Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe France. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Allan Jones is a prominent British music Journalist and editor. Uncut magazine trademarked as UNCUT, is a popular monthly publication based in London. co. uk blog.  The Stephen Street-produced record contains 12 tracks and features a guest appearance from Bert Jansch on the acoustic closer. Stephen Brian Street is a music producer best known for his work with The Smiths in the 1980s The Sundays and Blur (often regarded as the Herbert Jansch (born 3 November 1943 known as Bert Jansch, is a Scottish Folk musician and founding member of the band Pentangle. Adam Ficek commented that Shotter's Nation is a "glossy picture" of where the band are at at the moment. 
The first single from the album, "Delivery", was released on September 17, 2007, reaching number six in the UK Singles Chart after its first week on general sale. " Delivery " is a song by English band Babyshambles. It is the second track on the band's second album called Shotter's Nation. Events 1176 - The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought 1462 - The Battle of Świecino (or Battle of Żarnowiec Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry  A week prior to the release, a 7 inch vinyl containing a demo version of the song and an interview with the band was released with NME magazine. The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a Popular music Magazine in the United Kingdom which has been  The album was received much better than previous Babyshambles releases. With an AMG rating of 3. 5 stars (Compared with 2. 5 for Down in Albion and 3 stars for The Blinding EP)
The second single from Shotter's Nation, "You Talk", was released on December 3, 2007. Down in Albion is the debut Album by Babyshambles, Pete Doherty 's post- Libertines band The Blinding EP is an EP by English indie Rock band Babyshambles. " You Talk " is a song by English indie Rock band Babyshambles. Events 1800 - War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden, French Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
In November 2007 Babyshambles played their first arena tour, taking in dates at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, MEN Arena in Manchester, the Nottingham Arena, Bournemouth International Centre, London's Wembley Arena and Birmingham's National Indoor Arena. The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle is an 11000 seat sports and entertainment venue based in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. The Manchester Evening News Arena or MEN Arena (commonly referred to as just The M The National Ice Centre ( NIC) is located in Nottingham, England. The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC is one of the leading venues for conferences exhibitions entertainment and events in Southern England Wembley Arena is a famous Entertainment venue located in Wembley, London, UK. The National Indoor Arena or The NIA is a large Indoor arena and is owned by the NEC Group. 
In January and February 2008 Babyshambles played their biggest European tour to date. Babyshambles are due to play at a lot of festivals this Spring and this Summer, especially in France. In June they will play at Hove Festival in Norway. Hove Festival (Hovefestivalen is a Music festival held on the island Tromøy outside of Arendal in southern Norway. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional In August they will headline the RadioOne/NME Stage of the Reading and Leeds Festivals. However, a large amount of their scheduled tours may be cancelled due to Doherty's recent imprisonment. On April 8th, it was announced that Babyshambles was going to release A CD/DVD live untitled "Oh! What A Lovely Tour" on June 2nd. Oh! What a Lovely Tour is a CD / DVD package by the British Indie rock band Babyshambles released on June 2 The concert was recorded during the winter leg of the UK arena tour at the SECC Glasgow on the 2nd of December.  Due to Doherty's jail sentence on April 9th, it is uncertain whether the Babyshambles will be able to play upcoming shows and summer festivals. The band is heading into studios to record 9 demos for their third upcoming album.