Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres release their eponymously titled debut album on Friday 26th April though Strap Originals/Cargo Records. ‘Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres’ is Pete’s third musical project after the Libertines and Babyshambles, alongside Peter, the outfit consist of Miggles (bass), Miki Beavis (violin), Katia DeVidas (Piano/keyboards), Jack Jones (lead guitar) and Rafa (drums). An ecclectic mix of musicians, the Puta Madres represent all corners of the world. Peter Doherty is back and better than ever. The Puta Madres are truly representative of his musical spirit.
The album was recorded live to beautifully capture the essence and spirit of the Puta Madres at a family home overlooking a fishing village in Étretat Normandy, over 4 days last summer and mixed at Urchin Studios (East London) and with the announcement of a UK wide tour and debut single “Who’s Been Having You Over,” momentum has gathered in recent weeks. The single is both powerful in terms of lyrics and complexity. It’s opening is dark, its chorus emphatic. What still remains after numerous decades in the public eye is raw genius, perfectly captures in this album.
The album is engineered by Dan Cox (Laura Marling, Thurston Moore, Florence & The Machine) and produced by Jai Stanley (long time friend and manager). ‘Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres’ is a devastatingly intimate portrait of love, loss, being lost, happiness, tragedy, addiction and the power of the human soul to transcend its darker levels. All the songs from the album were road tested over the last 18 months across Europe at Festivals and headline shows.
Songs include the reflective “All At Sea,” the raw “Punk Buck Bonafide,” the upbeat and playful “Shoreleave,” the joyous hymn of liberation “Paradise Is Under Your Nose,” “Someone Else To Be” Peter’s re-imagining of the Velvet Underground’s “Ride Into The Sun” and Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back In Anger” and “Who’s Been Having You Over” with dialogue from the 1948 film adaption of Graham Greene ‘Brighton Rock’ and the cheeky poke at his own notoriety, “You’re so rock’n’roll.”