Lee Mavers Of The La’s To Collaborate With Babyshambles On New Album


Lee Mavers of The La’s must have had a great time with Pete Doherty on his recent solo tour. The Liverpool songwriter has asked Doherty’s band Babyshambles to be his backing band on his band’s new record.

Babyshambles’ drummer Adam Ficek confirmed the possible collaboration, telling NME that Mavers thoroughly enjoyed playing with the group and asked about collaborating with them.

“He said how much he loved what we do, how we play, how we look,” said Ficek. “Then Peter said Lee wants us to be his backing band.” According to Ficek, he is not sure what direction the project will go in, but Lee has a bunch of new material and Ficek is excited about it.

The La’s have worked with a variety of different guitarists and drummers, so adding Ficek and Doherty into the pool might give the band the extra push it needs to put out a stellar new album. The La’s haven’t released a record since 1990’s The La’s, which was their first and only full length studio release.


Babyshambles are a band formed in London, England by Peter Doherty as a side-project to (and later full time after departing) The Libertines. The band’s first single, Babyshambles, was released in April 2004 on High Society Records. Fewer than 1,000 copies of the CD and 7″ were released and both can now be found changing hands for more than £50 on internet auction sites such as eBay. The band underwent several changes of line-up before finally stabilising during Summer 2004 with Doherty on vocals… more


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