Fresh off the release of their self-titled debut record, the third musical project of composer and poet Peter Doherty comes to Astra Kulturhaus on Sunday 19th May!
There’s always the risk of certain artists losing their spark after decades in the public eye – however, concerning the ineffable Mr. Doherty, we’re happy to report that this is by no means the case. Seventeen years after the release of Up The Bracket with NME-Wunderkinder The Libertines, his writing is still just as curious as it was when he started out almost two decades ago.
Their sound is difficult to define – not that we’d want to, anyway. It’s of course reminiscent of Doherty’s earlier work, but has a slightly mellower tone – the gut-punching raw energy of his previous groups doesn’t seem – from our perspective, at least – to be as appealing to him anymore. There’s a muted sensitivity to his lyrics, with the classic battling guitar sound and wistful vocal line which we’ve come to know and love.
Tinged with a sweet melancholy that we can’t quite put our collective finger on, it’s a warm and rich record, showcasing all the reasons we came to adore Doherty’s music in the first place.
If you haven’t already had a listen to this latest record, we implore you to do so – to say we’re intrigued would be an understatement, and it’s sure to be an eyebrow-raiser of a show.
Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres will be playing at Astra Kulturhaus on Sunday 19th May – you can get your grubby hands on a pair of tickets here.