While the world waits for that highly anticipated new record from British rock luminaries the Libertines, its members continue to deliver new music. First it was Carl Barat busting out the garage rock jams with his new band the Jackals (which hit Brighton Music Hall on March 28), and now Pete Doherty has released a sweet new ballad that’s a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse.
“Flags Of The Old Regime,” which you can listen to below via YouTube, is out digitally and on 7-inch vinyl March 9 through Walk Tall Recordings. “The single was written by Peter about & as a tribute to his friend Amy Winehouse and is released in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, who will also receive all proceeds from the profits of the single,” the song’s note states.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation, which works to discourage drug abuse in young people, was launched on what would have been her 28th birthday, September 28, 2011. The British singer died of alcohol intoxication in July of that year.
“Flags Of The Old Regime” was debuted on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. Doherty’s band on the track includes Babyshambles’ Drew McConnell, as well as Jamie Morrison, Stephen Large, and producer Stephen Street.