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.