A Dog’s Life With PETER DOHERTY And Monsieur FRÉDÉRIC LO In Belgium

On stage

16 May 2022

Libertine and babyshamble PETER DOHERTY who lives in Paris, France for
some time now, still does what he loves the most, writing/producing real-life
reveries for romantic hearts and longing souls.

His most recent work is a sparkling thing of beauty made with French
musician FRÉDÉRIC LO who composed the mesmerzing music.

THE FANTASY LIFE OF POETRY & CRIME’ is a record to play when you’re feeling lazy,
and in the mood for doing nothing but daydreaming while lying in a green field enjoying the Spring sun. What you get from this match made in French heaven duo are romantic lullabies with violins, piano and smooth horns, sweet little pop ditties, and sepia-colored tunes that transfer you to a place far away from the cruel reality. Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best longlayers of 2022.

Last Wednesday the match made in heaven duo and their band played in my hometown
of Ghent, Belgium. It felt like poetry in motion with, mostly, songs from the new LP, a couple of Libertines tunes, and his amorous rendition of Wolfman‘s pearl For Lovers.

Frédéric Lo impressed me and the audience’s ears with his glittering guitar splendor,
think Dire Straits’ Mark Knofler, giving the songs a majestic glow. Fantastique.

Pete brought a very special guest along. His beloved dog, that was on the podium,
laying down here and there throughout the concert. Utterly strange, but totally funny
and cool.

Flashes of this show still pop up, now and then, on the screen in my head.
Yes, it was one of those rare, heartwarming shows with a lasting feel-good impact.

Poetry in motion


A dog’s life

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers From The Past 7 Days

7 from the past 7 days

1. ‘Curious’ by FRANZ FERDINAND (UK)

After 5 albums the Scottish stars decided that it’s time for
a greatest hits record. The collection lands on March 11.

The band also included a couple of
new songs like this dancefloor thrill.

Shake your hips here…


2. ‘Piggy’ by SKUNK ANANSIE (UK)

After 28 years Skin and her henchmen still make your blood cook.
This new sizzling stroke calls out all incompetent governments,
specifically UK’s short-sighted Brexit statesmen. It’s a metallic bomb
with a volcanic Skin chorus.

No mercy for the wicked.

Play it very loud…


3. ‘Scorched Earth’ by COBRA THE IMPALER (Ghent, Belgium)

When grunge has a date with metal, when Nirvana hooks up with
Korn, an earthquake is in the making. These Belgian bulldozing
rockers know all about it and make it happen with this explosive
detonation. Hell bloody hell yeah!

Test your speakers…


4. ‘The Girls Are Fighting’ by BLOC PARTY (UK)

Kele Okereke and his team are gearing
up for their 6th LP, titled Alpha Games,
out April 29th.

New single The Girls Are Fighting
races with voltaic potency. A winner…


5. ‘The Story Of The Century’ by TY SEGALL (US)

Two years ago, director Matt Yoka’s documentary Whirlybird
premiered. It shows the adventures of two video journalists,
soaring above the chaotic spectacle of ’80s and ’90s Los Angeles,
including the OJ Simpson  chase in 1994.

A re-release accompanied by a new soundtrack will be issued soon.
One of the participators is musical centipede Ty Segall drumming his
tail off on this dynamizing instrumental

Wham bam…


6. ‘Connection’ by THE KOOKS (UK)

The glam boys canned a new longplayer, called
10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark. It hits the streets
next summer, on 22 July.

As an introduction, we get 3 cuts with Connection
as the most notable. A funky groover.

Turn it up, folks…


7. ‘You Can’t Keep It From Me Forever’ by PETER DOHERTY & FREDERIC LO (UK)

Libertine Peter Doherty is clean for 2 years now and has just been married.
The happy man lives in Normandy, France and teamed up with French musician
Frédéric Lo. The result is the album The Fantasy Life Of Poetry & Crime,
coming out on 22 March.

The first taster is this
sweet little beauty

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

Libertine PETER DOHERTY And French Composer FRÉDÉRIC LO Charm

New striking strokes

23 November 2021

Who: Libertines man and French composer/producer


The duo wrote the song during lockdown.
Doherty drew inspiration for the lyrics from
French lettrist Maurice Leblanc, the creator
of thief and detective character Arsène Lupin.

Charming, retro, and a bit of black magic…