The Libs have released a video for the latest single off their reunion album Anthems for Doomed Youth. Pete handles lead vocals on this ballad, but he and his band mates do not appear in the video.
Video: The Libertines – “Heart Of The Matter” I’m a big Libertines fan. Their 2002 debut Up the Bracket is one of my favorite albums of the millennium so far, and their 2004 self-titled follow up is pretty good, too. Back in the day, I saw the Peteless touring version of the band twice. And … Continue reading New Libertines is better than you’d expect
I am generally torn when it comes to my favorite defunct bands reforming. Sure, I am as easily swayed by nostalgia as the next guy, if not more so. But I am also keenly sensitive to the concepts of legacy and expectation, and we all know what can happen to the former if you miss … Continue reading New Video from The Libertines – “Gunga Din”
The NME talked to the reunited Libertines about their upcoming album and shared a few interesting details. Here’s what we know so far: The album was produced by Jake Gosling, best known for his work with Ed Sheeran and One Direction. It was recorded at Karma Studios in Thailand. It’s expected to be 11 tracks … Continue reading New Libertines album details
The Libertines at Alexandra Palace
London, September 28, 2014
Peter announced from the stage that next time The Libertines play the U.K. they will have some new songs.
Video: The Libertines – “Up the Bracket” (live May 15, 2009) The NME reports on the Libertines Reunion that took place this weekend in London’s Rhythm Factory: Then after the closing notes of ‘Albion’ soaked into the walls, Adam and Mick headed off… Gary leaped behind the drum kit and Carl strode on, the crowd … Continue reading Libertines Reunite for 6 Song Set
Sorry for the somewhat misleading headline…although Pete Doherty is still convinced a reunion “is going to happen,” so… But what we have here is some cool 2004 studio footage of the Libertines and Mick Jones recording “The Man Who Would Be King.” According to the NME, “The footage is set to be used in an … Continue reading Libertines in the Studio
Just in time to cash in on the upcoming Babyshambles release, but a shy too late to live in the glow of this summer’s hysteria surrounding a Libertines reunion that has yet to materialize, Rough Trade is releasing a Libertines best-of collection. Set for release December 4, Time For Heroes – The Best Of The … Continue reading Libertines Best-Of Due in December
The NME is giving away signed copies of The Libertines: Bound Together and they’re allowing you to download Chapter 10: Reconciliation (PDF). It picks up the story when Prisoner LL5217 steps out of Wandsworth Prison to be met by one Carl Barat, they hadn’t seen each other for six months after the little matter of … Continue reading Download Libertines book chapter
Carl Barat Finds Life After the Libertines with Dirty Pretty Things: “It comes from the ethos and way of life as the Libertines — but it’s also completely different. There’s urgency, passion and romance.” Their official site has news and videos.