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Our friend Powemonkey kindly uploaded an mp3 of Pete and Dot's duet, you can download it here.
And with this virtual Bilo & Biggles hug... goodbye.
Youth Music is the UK’s largest children’s music charity, set up in 1999 to promote and support music making opportunities and to provide advice to children from birth - 18 with the least access, including some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people. Youth Music works alongside the formal and community-based sectors to support music-making and training.
In this video you see Rankin chattin to Carl and the boys for his Destroy project, supporting Youth Music's 10th Anniversary www.youthmusic.org.uk
- The M.E.N. reviews last night's Manchester gig: POOR little Carl Barât: always the consummate professional but constantly the runner-up to his former band mate, Pete Doherty, in the popularity stakes. If Pete was John Lennon, Carl would be… well… Ringo. And yet, his post-Libertines band, Dirty Pretty Things, can still pack them in on a night when the inexplicably popular Pigeon Detectives begin their two-night assault on Manchester. Which is good news, especially when you’re pushing that difficult sophomore record. You could put the petit frontman in your top pocket, but Barât packs confidence like Pavarotti packed pounds. And so he doesn’t shy away from the challenge of something new, surging on stage to Buzzards And Crows - one of Romance At Short Notice’s biggest rule breakers with its Captain Beefheart angularity.
The shrieking high-camp of Hippy Son and chunky, Kooks-like country rhythms of Plastic Hearts set the tone for the new record loudest, as well as the rehashing of vitriolic b-side Chinese Dogs.
But they also outline the dichotomy of this band. In the studio, the quartet have always sounded like well-mannered London geezers, knitting a few nice riffs together for the weekend knees up. Live, the only suggestion of gentility is Barât’s Wildean locks. Equipment Guitarist Anthony Rossomondo is deliciously badly behaved, sending his equipment hurling into the crowd, while drummer Gary Powell spiritedly takes it out on his kit and bassist Didz 'The Moustache' Hammond howls his harmonies with preacher-like enthusiasm. On stage is where you get the chance to really fall in love with the Dirty Pretty Things, then: the artful dodger cheekiness of The Wondering, the Libertines hang-over of Doctors & Dealers, the Cockney overtures of Last Of The Small Town Playboys and the Wire-esque disjointedness of The Enemy all find their energy here. Their delivery – with business-like accuracy, but one that ends in the trashing of the boardroom and someone eating the flip charts - even dwarf big singles Deadwood and Bang Bang (You’re Dead). Which speaks volumes about the band’s live credentials, but could leave Romance At Short Notice sounding a little sterile by comparison.
- And the Daily Star (FFS!!!) reviews Romance:
OUR track by track guide to the band’s second album, out June 30 - a love song to Britain in all its grim and gritty glory.
BUZZARDS AND CROWS: Opener paints a grisly scene of city life. HIPPY’S SON: Swaggering guitars, shouty verses and made-for-radio chorus. PLASTIC HEARTS: Singalong quality of an Oasis classic. Next single? TIRED OF ENGLAND: The first single and stuffed with trademark horns and jaunty guitars. COME CLOSER: Swoonsome ballad so romantic it should come with a free red rose. FAULT LINES: Acoustic number about a relationship going down the pan. KICKS OR CONSUMPTION: The love child of Franz Ferdinand and Klaxons as raised by DPT. BEST FACE: Bounce-defying barnstormer about a gal with “the best face in the place, the lip gloss and the grace”. TRUTH BEGINS: Chanty middle eight that’ll go down well at festivals. CHINESE DOGS: Rowdy, booze-sodden anthem. THE NORTH: Delicate, string-laced ballad. BLOOD ON MY SHOES: “You reach for the sedative but it’s never enough” and “There’s blood on my shoes because of you”. Is that an ode to Pete and Amy?
- If I hear another journo calling Carl Barat "poor little Carl" I scream. Carlos is neither poor neither little. I wish I was poor and little as he is.
- And the Beatles comparison is utterly stupid. Ringo has never done anything on his own, apart from some silly songs written by other people soon after the breakup. If I were Carlos I would be terribly offended. Peter = John, Carl = Ringo? Jesus, give the man at least some George Harrison credibility, if anything.
- Ouch. All the songs listed as "love inspiring" are from Waterloo.
- Which leads us to the last sentence. I'm afraid "sterile" was the first word that came to my mind when I heard both Tired of England and Hippy Son. But there are other 10 songs that I haven't heard yet (in the final version). I hope they are less "sterile". I hope.
- As for the other article... no, I don't comment stuff from The Daily Star. Sorry.
Here's a review from The Daily Record.
And here's what our friend QPR1974 said about the gig:
- The BBC is to launch a TV campaign promoting the new series of The Culture Show and its 101st episode, featuring personalities including Boris Johnson, Nigel Havers, Carl Barat and Adrian Chiles discussing cultural issues including EastEnders, sex, coffee, football and binge drinking. Watch the promovideo (featuring Carlos at the pub together with a doggy dressed like a man and someone looking like a cross between Alan McGee and Phil Mitchell in the background) here.
- Still on DPT: read a review of last night's gig here.
- The thing you see above is the artwork for DPT's upcoming single.
- DPT are playing tonight in Sheffield, one of the soldout gigs of the tour.
- For people worried about Peter's tonight gig in Glasgow, cheer up: as I said in the other post, Adrian sorted it out immediately.
Tragicomedy a few hours earlier at French Dog Blues. Peter missed his connection to Scotland and went on the forum asking for a lift... until he decided to solve the matter his own way (sorry, not divulging!). As I write I think Adrian has already caught up with him so hopefully everything's going to be fine.
And a report from FDB's official reporter Alicepooh:
I’m not quite sure when stopping in Manchester on our way to Cumbria to see Peter Doherty became the sensible thing to do, but somehow in the past week we’d ordered tickets and this afternoon struggled with M6 traffic and Manchester directions to arrive at the University’s Academy to see the first of a series of solo shows. Peter has created a problem for himself. Having worked incredibly hard over the past year to consolidate Babyshambles’ reputation as an amazing live band, he’s now decided to do some larger solo gigs. Clearly he’s had a penchant for playing small, impromptu solo shows for a long time, but aside from the Hackney Empire shows last April, the biggest audiences he’s played alone have been at the Rhythm Factory – home territory. The Manchester Academy is a big venue – not Brixton Academy big, but probably in the region of 2000 capacity. The audience seemed to be a typical ‘Shambles crowd – a bit quieter than the normal Manchester rowdy, but nonetheless, chanting, Pete, Pete and singing the intro to ‘I Wish’ whilst waiting for him to appear. Due to come on at 9pm, it was about quarter past when he strode onto the stage, dark suit, broad-brimmed hat, dark shirt, slightly less than too much bling… and a cup of tea. Pausing to open one of several envelopes which had been thrown on stage, and greeting the crowd with a cheery, ‘Hello Manchester’, he launched into ‘East of Eden’. We were delighted with this opener, but few in the crowd appeared to know the song, which seemed to unsettle Peter, a feeling which lasted most of the evening. Peter was clearly nervous, and became more so as the crowd failed to respond positively to the quieter, less well known songs. During the first part of the set, he injected a number of older Libertines songs, but valiantly returned to some of the unreleased stalwarts of his smaller solo sets, becoming more uncomfortable as the audience became restive. The effect was to make the music somewhat disjointed, and he chatted quite a bit to establish a rapport. An approximation of the set list is as follows: East of Eden Can’t Stand Me Now Up the Bracket What a Waster Dilly Boys Good Old Days Breck Road Lover Music When the Lights Go Out Ballad of Grimaldi What Katie Did Hired Gun Belle et la Bete Last Post on the Bugle/Delivery Fag Break Pipedown You Talk Albion There She Goes Time for Heroes Back From the Dead (part) There were some wonderful moments. Good Old Days, when Peter attempted to sing both Carl’s and his part in the introductory lines, a lovely version of Music When the Lights Go Out, and a ramshackle attempt at Alan Wass’ Hired Gun (someone requested it, and Peter said he’d give it a go, though he couldn’t remember it – which was pretty obvious). Pipedown got the audience really going, confirming that they were, indeed, a ‘Shambles crowd. I was particularly pleased to hear the Ballad of Grimaldi, and had just been wishing out loud that he’d play it. Clearly telepathy is one of his skills, because he did. However, it was under appreciated, and Peter had to do his, ‘shush, quiet, you’ll like this bit…’ reminiscent of Salome at the Hackney Empire, in a bid to get the audience to listen. All a bit sad, and made us want to hug Peter and thump the unappreciative crowd. Early on, two or three songs in, he said, ‘I really don’t know what to play. I had a proper good set list, all chronological and everything… ‘ He added, ‘I’ve played here before, with The Libertines and Babyshambles, but I’ve decided to do some solo shows…’ He didn’t say why he’d abandoned his ‘proper set list’ – but it seemed obvious to us – the crowd just didn’t want to hear it, and Peter didn’t feel up to ploughing on regardless. Dilly Boys went down like a lead balloon, and not many joined in when encouraged to sing ‘and she’s the sweetest girl…’ bit. Breck Road Lover was introduced with a lovely tale about writing it, ‘I want to play something now that I wrote when I was 16… 17. It’s about a girl who live in the flat above the shop opposite when I used to work in the summer at my Uncle’s Green Grocer’s in Liverpool. The shop was Ted’s Beds, and I used to dream… I didn’t really have a life. Sometimes her boyfriend would come over and they’d have a right set to. They were better than TV.’ If you find Peter’s on stage antics and chatter entertaining, you would have enjoyed the show. He tried to play harmonica using a neck-frame on Dilly Boys and one other, failing completely to make the bloody thing work – although unlike the previous times I’ve seen him fiddle around with one he actually managed to play it a bit. Grabbing a red towel to dry off his head, he mock-boxed the microphone stand, managing to knock it out and giving himself a victory salute. Someone presented him with a hand painted Union Jack with ‘Backstage?’ artfully inked on the back. ‘Isn’t this backstage?’ Peter responded, fetching his own Union Jack, tearing it in half and presenting half to the flag-maker. He chatted about tomorrow’s Soccer Six match, and was cheered when he announced that his first game was against the ‘Sun’. At the end of the first part of the set he dragged on his old friend Mairead, now manager of Florence and the Machine, the support band, informing us all that when he’d first met her she’d been in a manufactured girl band, rather like the Spice Girls. ‘You cunt’ she responded, affectionately, ‘no one knows that.’ He replaced Katie with Amy for a couple of bits of What Katie Did, and when he came back from his fag break, announced that he was sorry he was so long, but he’d been running around backstage looking for some blemish concealer. A stage invader seized the mic during You Talk and did quite a good rendition of the song, with Peter playing guitar until the guitar failed, allowing the red-sweatered fan to dominate for rather too long, and leaving Peter somewhat out of control. Most people in the audience seemed happy, and the second part ran more smoothly than the first, stage invaders and guitar failures not withstanding. There was a lovely version of There She Goes, and Time for Heroes was a punchy nearly ending. But somehow, for us, the evening was uncomfortable. With the ‘home’ crowd of the Rhythm Factory, Peter would have relaxed into the set and been able to play a combination of his selection and audience requests. But the Manchester Academy was too big for that level of informality, and clearly wanted a full band-style set. Consequently Peter fidgeted, seemed indecisive about what he was playing, and interrupted songs with chat and diversions. Perhaps he should have stuck to his plan and not pandered to the audience, or perhaps he’d be better off touring solo when he’s got a solo album to promote so that the audience is more prepared for the material and style. It just seemed a bit of a shame. Solo shows ought to be a real opportunity for him to showcase some of the wonderful songs that aren’t appropriate for a Shambles gig, and for more people to get the opportunity to experience what can be true magic – Peter being whimsical and charming and spontaneous. Whatever the right recipe for that is, tonight wasn’t it. Most of the evening we just wanted to give him a hug.
Plus! Beautiful photos by Shirlaine on Flickr.
While I'm writing, Peter and Babyshambles are supposedly about to play at the Celebrity Six Soccer match, at Millwall Football Club, together with McFly, Wombats, Twang, Noel Fielding and many others.
- Turn on the telly: Carl Barat and Didz Hammond are on Gonzo (MTV2) in a few minutes.
- MTV2 also describes Peter's Forum Gig as his "best gig ever" (here).
- Two new Amy + Peter (and kittens and mice and other things) videos on Peter's youtube channel. MEOW!
- Dirty Pretty Things fell victims to the Rangers-mania last night in Glasgow at the opening gig of their UK tour (see photo above). The hall was only half full but the Mighty Carlos and his mates didn't seem to give a shit about it and played a solid set.
Setlist by LiamT: Buzzards and Crows, Hippy Son, Wondering, Doctors and Dealers, Come Closer, Tired of England, Deadwood, Best Face, Gin & Milk, Faultlines, Chinese Dogs, Gentry Cove, Enemy, Plastic Hearts, Bloodthirsty Bastards, You Fucking Love It. Encore: This is Where the Truth Begins, Bang Bang. The tour goes on tonight in Aberdeen.
- Thanks a lot to Nene for posting the NME interview with Peter to Libs Daily. Pizza has been hanging a lot with good old Wino in these days, fuelling rumors of a future collaboration. Amy has been reported as the support act at Peter's gig at the Royal Albert Hall on July 12th, but that's only another rumor. The support acts are still unknown.
Doherty, 29, who wore a suit and his trademark trilby hat, told the audience he was "a bit rusty" after his spell in jail. The singer also told fans how much he was looking forward to the show but joked that he had developed a "massive spot" on his face. Fans were in an excitable mood throughout the show, which saw Babyshambles mix new songs with hits from their previous two albums. At one stage he was joined on stage by another notorious musician, Pogues singer Shane MacGowan, for a version of folk legend Ewan MacColl's Dirty Old Town.
Paul Roundhill, Doherty's self-styled literary agent, who made headlines by selling some of Doherty's "blood paintings", watched the gig and said it was good to see the singer back in action.
She broke off with a little shudder. It was a relief to Framton when the aunt bustled into the room with a whirl of apologies for being late in making her appearance.
"The doctors agree in ordering me complete rest, an absence of mental excitement, and avoidance of anything in the nature of violent physical exercise," announced Framton, who labored under the tolerably widespread delusion that total strangers and chance acquaintances are hungry for the least detail of one's ailments and infirmities, their cause and cure. "On the matter of diet they are not so much in agreement," he continued.
Plus, Peter's going to play Soccer Six also this year. From Uncut:
Pete Doherty will play a solo show at the Glasgow Barrowlands venue on May 19.The gig will follow Doherty's date at the Manchester Academy, set to take place two nights before, on May 17.Before the two solo shows the singer/guitarist will play at the London Kentich Town Forum with his band Babyshambles on May 13.Tickets for the Glasgow show go on sale on Tuesday (May 13) at 9am (BST). To check the availability of Pete Doherty tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
From DPT official site:
Dirty Pretty Things will join Grammy award winning James Bond/Little Britain composer David Arnold and Bluetones frontman Mark Morris, Reverend and the Makers, the Archie Bronson Oufit, Kieran Leonard and the Good Knights and further special guests in "a gala night of Real Fits", in support of the Real Fits foundation.
In the spirit of endeavour and diversity championed by great english journalists such as Dickens, Sala, and Orwell, an evening of bunting, absinthe and even hip hop (very special collaborations to be announced) can be expected, at The Round Chapel, Hackney on 20th June, 2008.
Click here to get your tickets now!
For more info on Real Fits, check out www.realfits.org.uk
Pete Doherty is to play his first solo show since leaving prison next week (May 17). The singer will reunite with Babyshambles in London on May 13 before heading to Manchester alone. There he will play an O2 Wireless Weekender show at Manchester Academy. Tickets go on sale on Friday (May 9) at 9am (BST). To check the availability of Pete Doherty's Wireless Weekender tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094. The gig is part of a series of O2 Wireless Weekender shows across the country.
Babyshambles drummer Adam Ficek has spoken to NME.COM about Pete Doherty's release from prison.The star was released on Tuesday (May 6) from London's Wormwood Scrubs.Ficek said: "He was raring to get back into the studio. As soon as he came out he had a meeting with the record company."I think we want to go to Marlborough and work on the new album. We've written all the song we just need to jam. We hope it will be better than the last one."
Dirty Pretty Things play on June 2 as the Heineken Green Spheres series of gigs makes its way to Dolan’s Warehouse in Limerick.
Tickets are free, but have to be applied for in advance from www.heinekengreenspheres.ie.
It’s also been announced that the band have decided to change the name of their upcoming album from This Is Where The Truth Begins to Romance At Short Notice.
Carl Barat will tell you why in an upcoming Hot Press interview.
Tired of England, the first single to be released from the band's eagerly anticipated second album, 'Romance At Short Notice', is out on 23rd June in the UK and will be available on CD single and two 7" vinyl singles. The CD features 'Holly Golightly', the first 7 includes 'The Weekenders' and the second 7" has 'Run Fatboy Run' on the B-side. All bonus songs are exclusive to this release.
“Greatest Hits” - Queen. “I need to make it absolutely clear that I’m not referring to volume two of the “Greatest Hits”, which has some 80’s monstrosities on it. I guess it’s uncool now because of Brian May and his musical ("We Will Rock You"). Have I seen it? What do you think?!”
Everyone should hear...
“The Moldy Peaches” - The Moldy Peaches. “I see this record as a rite of passage - it opened my eyes when The Libertines were first starting out. It’s the pinnacle of cut’n’paste music - melody, innocence, tunes. It brings music to life: sometimes it sounds like The Velvet Underground, sometimes like an ‘80s block party”.
A record by a hero is...
“Transformer” - Lou Reed. “Lou Reed is a hero because he wasn’t very good looking and dressed like a girl but it didn’t matter. I fast-forward that silly bit, “Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday...” . Any song that lists the days of the week pisses me off”.
I wish I’d made...
“Definitely Maybe” - Oasis. “Every tune is flawless, I’ve yet to hear an argument against it. I first heard it on the radio - it was the third single, “Live Forever” - and I instantly went, “I want to do this”. It cut through all the dross with a flaming sword and is the record that made me buy a guitar”.
“Time To Pretend” - MGMT. “I’ve been travelling around a lot recently, and this record pricks my ears up wherever I go. It’s really hip right now, of course, but I’m loving it. With all the recent stuff with Klaxons and all that, this seems to be another leap forward. They’re so unique-sounding”.
I’ve played to death...
“Rage Against The Machine” - Rage Against The Machine. “I heard it when I wsa 14 and still know every word. My mate Paul from school had it on the bus on a French exchange. We were all getting into our teenage angst and hating our parents, but my rage waned after their second album”.
The LP that’s made the biggest impression...
“The Doors” - The Doors. “Weirdly, I discovered this around the same time I was listening to Rage. When I listened to it in my bedroom I found myself forming my own entire world. I’d sit at home with joss sticks, playing it over and over again. The record suggested to me that there were options - I could have my own individuality. Back then, none of my friends were into The Doors or even knew about them at all, so it really felt like my thing. I guess it helped me form an identity - I was wearing red jeans while everyone else was listening to the Wu-Tang Clan”.
The song that makes me emotional...
“Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” - David Bowie. “This used to scare the shit out of me when I was about three, strapped into the back seat of our car. I used to get the heebie-jeebies then but I’m getting a bit better now. I’ve got so many early memories - but people don’t usually believe me when I talk about them. We had a hire car and my mum told me this song was about scary monsters. It was on repeat, and I remember clutching the car door in fright. But if I heard it in a club now, I’d just think that the DJ was a bit lame”.
The Orphanage. “It’s by Guillermo del Toro, who did Pan’s Labyrinth. I’ve never been so scared as I was watching this - it’s a thinking man’s scary movie, but it’s a love story too. Some films make you feel chilly, but this sent shivers down my spine”.
The Wire boxset. “I bought this in America recently. I’ll be honest, I haven’t watched any of it yet. I bought it because everyone said it was good. I think you’ve got to go with that sometimes - have a bit of trust and go for a punt on things. That’s up next for me”.
Moleskine pocket notebook. “I always carry one with me to note down song ideas, phrases and observations of friends’ personalities that I don’t want them to know about. The thing is, I always lose them when they’re half full and worry that people will find them and think that the stuff in them is rubbish”.
Righto! As am man of my word here's some news and something exclusive for writtlers!
13th May 2008 Babyshambles
Plus special guests
London Kentish Town
Forum Doors 7pm
Follow this link which is active until 9 am tomorrow morning. http://www.artistticket.com/link/?s=babyshambles
After 9 am tickets go on sale to the general public.
It's a way smaller venue than we normally play.
bb p.s. Don't forget The Torriano for pre show drinks.
p.p.s. More news on shows coming soon.
Pete Doherty has spoken exclusively to NME.COM on his release from prison this morning (May 6).The Babyshambles frontman had served 29 days of a 14-week jail sentence for breaching his probation at Wormwood Scrubs in London.On leaving prison Doherty admitted that his spell inside it had been tough, although he claimed that he had been off drugs during his incarceration. "I got trouble from the start, from the inmates and the guards, mainly shouting at night really," he explained. "Some people were saying 'Keep your head down', the other half were saying 'Keep your chin up'. So I was a bit like a nodding dog – I didn't know whether to keep my chin up or keep my head down. It was 18-day early release – I can't complain really."Doherty added that despite reports of his drug taking on the outside, he claimed that he had cleaned up during his stretch."I managed to stay clean. I got my certificate. I was going to Sellotape it to the wall, but they wouldn't give me any Sellotape," he said. "Did I take heroin inside? Complete rubbish. The prison didn't release statements – it's their policy to ignore it rather than acknowledge it [media reports]. "I was in segregation for the last three weeks. The call it the block. Supposedly I was in debt to loads of big time drug dealers. All I'll say to that is: chance would be a fine thing."Doherty concluded by saying he was upbeat following his release, despite his latest setback landing him in prison."I can see through anything," he declared. "If I can see through the Astoria riot [the 2004 gig which ended in violence after a Babyshambles no show], I can see through Wormwood Scrubs. It could have been a lot worse."
The Babyshambles frontman, who was freed from Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London, told reporters that he was glad to be out.
Doherty was sent to prison last month after missing appointments with his probation officers.
He had been given a suspended sentence for drugs and driving offences.
His supervision order required him to make regular visits to court for progress reports, as well as take part in a drug rehabilitation programme.
Doherty was forced to postpone a concert at the Royal Albert Hall, which would have been his biggest solo show yet.
The show was rescheduled and all tickets will be valid for the new date once it has been announced.
The singer would have missed his scheduled appearance at the Glastonbury Festival had he served the full sentence.
On his release from Wormwood Scrubs, Doherty said that he was looking forward to having a drink and spending some time with his pet cats.
- Adam Ficek, who records solo material under the moniker Roses, Kings, Castles, has posted a new song online. Ficek has posted a video of him demoing a new song, 'Brass Winter', on YouTube, but as I write the video is no long available.
- See Drew playing at Filthy McNasty on Thursday night. Great night it was, and Drew is a top dude. The whole gig was dedicated to Peter (it was before the latest news broke in).
- NME's Mark Beaumont (yes, that of the missed interview) goes bonkers for DPT's new songs: "[...] the biggest revelation of the night [at Proud] came during Dirty Pretty Things' set. Not just the fact that they played a full electric set where we expected an acoustic evening, but the quality of the new tunes. Stirring and storming by turns they were easily the match of anything on 'Waterloo To Anywhere', and towards the end there was a frustratingly short ballad that was frankly staggering on first listen, possibly the best song Carl Barat has ever been involved with. Not having made notes I'm not exactly sure which of the set-list it was, but listen out for the big ballad on DPT's second album - it'll made statues of war heroes weep". Faultlines, Mark. Innit?
- Carlos is all over the press today, but nothing really serious. Slagging Coldplay because they allowed a free download of their single ("Fair enough they did it, but you can’t escape the fact that big name, big money bands who release their stuff for free are harming the scene. The industry is struggling financially and this is like missile after missile. How do new bands compete?"), and announcing a job on his denture. Sorry, teeth.
- Some other redtops announced that the beautiful Amy Winehouse (well, nearly) will join Peter in his rescheduled RAH gig. A source close to Amy, said: "Both of them think that playing at such an incredible venue will be a massive two fingers to their critics - especially in light of their traumatic personal lives." Given that the gig hasn't even been rescheduled and Peter is STILL in gaol... that sounds (and smells) like the biggest tabloid fart of the day.
- DPT's second album is still untitled (phew).
- It will be out on 30 June.
- A single will be released one week earlier, "Tired of England".
- Three producers have worked for this sodding album: Nik Leman, Graeme Stewart and Ben Wood.
- The tracklist is the following: 'Buzzards And Crows', 'Hippy Son', 'Plastic Hearts', 'Tired Of England', 'Come Closer', 'Fault Lines', 'Kicks Or Consumption', 'Best Face', 'Truth Begins', 'Chinese Dogs', 'The North', 'Blood On My Shoes'.