That Pete’s full of surprises: scoring goals, cracking up his kitty, still turning out pretty good tunes. Tunes? Right, he’s a songwriter — and from what we’ve heard of Shotter’s Nation, the kid’s still got some punk nuggets to mine out of that fried-egg head of his. The Kinks-y “Delivery” shocked and rolled us into being Nation curious, and now we have a literally drawn-out Doherty with his fellow Babys and a swaying pup in the Clash-y garage pop of “French Dog Blues.” Somehow animals are never safe around this guy.
Shotter’s Nation is out now in the UK via Parlophone, on 10/23 in the US via Astralwerks.