After being booted from English indie-rock band the Libertines for his debilitating hard drug use, singer Pete Doherty created Babyshambles. But rather than curbing his habit, Doherty continued the downward spiral, and he became infamous as Kate Moss' tragic boyfriend and enabler. In between run-ins with the law; stints in rehab; writing a digressive, self-indulgent book (The Books of Albion: The Collected Writings of Peter Doherty); and a burgeoning modeling career (as the face of Roberto Cavalli), he and Babyshambles band members -- guitarist Patrick Walden, bassist Drew McConnell and drummer Adam Ficek -- released their debut, Down in Albion. The album's lo-fi guitar-pop garnered lukewarm reviews, and it sorely lacked the songwriting chemistry of Doherty and former Libertines collaborator Carl Barat. Many of the album's tour dates were cancelled due to Doherty's continued dysfunction, and the public train wreck continued as he and Moss became weekly tabloid fodder. Shortly after Moss and Doherty broke up, he became engaged to supermodel Irina Lazareanu, and later in 2007 he released a second album, Shotter's Nation, a more cohesive collection of economic indie rock.
Babyshambles Concert Films
Up The Shambles - Live In Manchester
Runtime: 1 hr 5 minJust months after their founding and before the release of their debut album, "Down in Albion," the Pete Doherty-fronted Babyshambles performed in the Manchester, England, concert captured here. With Scottish singer-songwriter Dot Allison (formerly of One Dove) appearing as a guest vocalist on a number of tracks, the group provides blistering renditions of "Gang of Gin," "What Katy Did Next," "The Man Who Came to Stay" and more.
Babyshambles Top Tracks
Live at the O2 Arena
Runtime: 53 minWhen they released their self-titled debut album in the UK in January 2004, Franz Ferdinand were hailed as the first great new band of the year.
Unbelievable hype swirled around the new Scottish four-piece as they burst into the charts with their unmistakable debut. Their debut single garnered many pleasing reviews and made the band one of the most talked about of the year. With heavy-guitars and loveable beats, this is essentially post-pop melodic fun with hints of rock from the punk scene - all mashed together in a rebellious, yet fun-loving, way.
Live at the O2
Runtime: 1 hr 48 minFilmed in high definition at London’s renowned O2 Arena on December 15th, 2011. The show came on the back of the band’s No.1 album “Velociraptor!” and the setlist combines tracks from that album with hits and classic album tracks from across their career so far. The concert was part of a sold out arena tour that covered the UK and Ireland at the end of last year. Kasabian are the recipients of numerous awards for “Best Live Band” and “Best British Band” in recent years and this new show with its spectacular and innovative staging will be a must have for their huge and dedicated fanbase.