Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has given his backing to much-troubled Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty.
Pete has become an even bigger object of loathing in the media since the â€˜Cocaine Kateâ€™ saga emerged. Since expose Doherty has been sick on stage, smashed up his instruments, allegedly threatened a journalist and apparently ran off with a 16 year old girl.
Despite all this, Mr Kapranos is still impressed with Dohertyâ€™s music. He told the star: â€œPete Doherty is a brilliant songwriter. â€˜Fuck Foreverâ€™ is a real anthem. I was really impressed with him when I saw him in Paris.â€
Kapranos went on to offer his support to Mercury Music Prize winning Antony and the Johnsons, saying: â€œThe Mercury is about innovation. Heâ€™s performing from the heart and as a songwriter, I understand what heâ€™s gone through to put his feelings out there.â€
You donâ€™t dress up like a woman do you Alex?