VIDEO: Pete Doherty on why Brexit "will be the best thing in the world for music"

1 April 2019, 11:30

The Libertines frontman Pete Doherty
The Libertines frontman Pete Doherty. Picture: Press

The Libertines frontman has talked about the implications Brexit will have on musicians and his band in a new Channel 4 interview.

Pete Doherty has talked about the impact Brexit will have on music and his band.

The Libertines frontman took part in an interview with Channel 4, where he was asked what he thought about Britain leaving the European Union.

Asked if Brexit is bad for music, the Don't Look Back Into The Sun singer replied: "No, it'll be the best thing in the world for music.

"You'll see, you'll get the most insane new wave of the most incredible... it's like people who write. You write a poem in prison you see the difference between writing a poem in prison and writing a poem in a cottage by a lake, you know there will be an incredible backlash."

Watch the clip here, courtesy of Channel 4:

However, while the Libs man thinks it will be great for music, he doesn't necessarily mean it will be good for musicians or people on the whole.

He began: "I've got this horrible, creeping... yeah, I can feel like in Watership Down when the fields start to turn black, because of all the propaganda that we're getting fed about Brexit.

"I don't believe that this great British nation is capable of doing that to itself."

"And destroying my band in the process," he continued. "Because I'm the only British passport holder in the band."

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