Peter Doherty, now resident in Normandy the land of Calvados and camembert, has teamed up with composer/producer Frédéric Lo, and created a wonderful nouvelle vague slice of pop entitled ‘The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime’, which will be released as asingle through the Strap Originals label on Friday 19th November and is available now from:
‘The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime’ is another piece de resistance from this constantly evolving and challenging artist, showcasing Peter’s proudly European poetry and comment on la bete humaine married to Frederick’s delicious francophone musical arrangements.
Written during lockdown and produced by Frédéric Lo ‘The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime’ wasrecorded in Étretat (Normandy) and Paris, with all words by Peter Doherty and music by Frédéric Lo.

Doherty drew inspiration for the lyrics to ‘The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime’ from French lettrist Maurice Leblanc, best known as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and detective Arsène Lupin (recently an international sensation on Netflix).

Frédéric Lo is a French musician, musical director, composer, arranger, music producer and singer-songwriter. Living in Paris, Lo is most notably known for his work in duet with Daniel Darc and for his work with Pony Pony Run Run , Stephan Eicher , Maxime Le Forestier , Christophe Honoré and Alex Beaupain.

Peter Doherty has released three album with The Libertines (‘Up The Bracket’ (2002), ‘The Libertines’(2004) & ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’(2015) and With Babyshambles ‘Down In Albion’ (2005), ‘Shotters Nation’ (2007) & ’Sequel To The Prequel’(2013), two solo albums ‘Grace/Wastelands’ (2009) &’Hamburg Demonstrations’(2017) and Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres (2019).

If that was too slow and easy on the ear for you then you must be looking for Seven Days And Doesn’t Die –

Dragged up from the gutters and back alleys of London’s ripe underbelly, the four members of Seven Days and Doesn’t Die have long formed alliances in the capital’s dark basements and back rooms, concocting sleaze infested riffs atop guttural beats, fists of bass and hungry vocals. Seven Days spit naked, armed truths from their salty incendiary rock n ’roll backdrop. They blaze an effusive assault that keeps going and keeps giving. This is music to burn your bridges to.

Their debut self-titled album is set for release this coming November 19th via Seven Days Records and today sees the single release of album opener ‘Snatching Defeat’ – four minutes of stonkingly powerful, high-velocity metallic rock n’ roll that hits suitably hard.

Finally, because their self titled album was finally pressed onto vinyl and my copy was shipped through the mail last week how about some classic Toilet Boys and their Ramones-inspired video.