But Powell casts doubts on whether the album will be ready for this year, as initially planned, and more likely will come in 2019. Speaking about what will come first the hotel opening or the album release, he says the hotel. And while the studio, and the hotel bar, have been completed, there’s still quite a bit of work to do on the property, which has five storeys and 10 rooms. They plan to open it for New Year’s Eve.
Along with the hotel the band, or at least Pete Doherty, has been in the news for some other non-music related stuff too. Namely, Doherty making headlines for taking on a big breakfast challenge at the Dalby cafe in Margate. With photos doing the rounds of him looking, let’s say, a little hungover, in front of a silver serving tray’s work of mushroom, bacon, eggs and the rest. The photos even inspired a mural which cropped up in Southend-on-sea.