What is there left to say about Peter Doherty? In DiS' humble opinion the answer is glaringly obvious - absolutely fk all. So, in truly unhip style let’s leave the bullst on the tinfoil and ‘ave a listen to ver music, guvnor.
Undeniably superior to Babyshambles' first offering (released in May), ‘Killamangiro’ begins as it means to go on – bounding bass and drums, twinkling on-the-edge guitars, with Doherty weaving the threads together with his typically languid drawl and drunken yelp.
Paul Epworth, the man responsible for Bloc Party's and The Rakes’ recent efforts, captures the band’s frenzy with a concise and careful production - something ‘The Libertines’ could have done with in spades – and succeeds in highlighting Doherty’s excellent lyrical warbles without losing sight of Patrick Walden’s dynamic guitar mess. With ‘The Man Who Came To Stay’ filling the B-side slot with a fine melody and a hook of Doherty/Barat proportions, Babyshambles' first Rough Trade release will delight everyone from Libertines fans, to Libertines fans, to Libertines fans.
6Ross Bennett's Score