THE BAND: Following a reconciliation with his old bandmates and having undergone an extensive rehab programme in Thailand, Pete Doherty has attained a new lease of life. Appearing very enthusiastic about his reunion with indie rock icons The Libertines and ready to move onto the next chapter of his life, Doherty has paused for a moment of reflection upon ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’, on which he laments over the premature death of Amy Winehouse.

THE SOUND: Based upon minimal instrumentation aside from hints of an orchestral arrangement; ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ is centred entirely upon Doherty’s distinctive vocals which he utilises to mourn his dearly departed friend. Featuring lyrics which document as opposed to glamorise her unpredictable lifestyle, Doherty produces a poignant tribute to a musical icon for our modern times.

THE LOWDOWN: Produced by frequent collaborator Stephen Street, ‘Flags Of The Old Regime is set to be released on 9th March via Walk Tall, with all of the  proceeds being donated to The Amy Winehouse Foundation. Doherty will also play four sold out shows at Brixton Jamm on the 22nd and 23rd of February (two shows a night).

THE VIDEO: A moving and personal video, shot in Black and White, shows Pete Doherty wearing his heart on his sleeve; you can really feel his sense off loss. It was directed by Katia de Vidas and filmed at Karma Sound Studios in Thailand.