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New Libertines is better than you’d expect

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

New Libertines album details

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

Watch Peter Doherty’s tribute to Amy Winehouse

Video: Peter Doherty – “Flags of the Old Regime”

Peter Doherty – Flags of the Old Regime [official video]

Pete may be the ultimate poster boy for fuck ups across the world, so it’s easy to forget what a touching songwriter he can be when he’s not making headlines in British tabloids. At least they care in the UK; over here, his latest album–Babyshambles’ Sequel to the Prequel–didn’t even get a domestic release. Too bad, because it’s solid.

Hopefully this is all a good sign for the impending Libertines reunion recordings, happening now in Thailand where Doherty has completed yet another stint in rehab. Maybe I’m foolish for hoping he can keep it together long enough to make a worthy successor to the first two Libs LPs, but his most recent material certainly suggests he hasn’t yet smoked away all of his talent and charms.

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These Are The Good Old Days: The Libertines at Alexandra Palace

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.

The Libertines, Alexandra Palace, London, 28th September 2014

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Pete to Carl: Let’s Be Friends!

Pete Doherty reveals to the NME that the Libertines have received multiple offers worth millions of pounds to reunite for British festivals but that co-leader Carl Barat has nixed them all. “We had some ridiculous offers to headline Reading,” he said. “Like £2 million to headline this festival, £1 million to headline that festival. I … Continue reading Pete to Carl: Let’s Be Friends!

Pete Doherty Solo Album Details Revealed

The NME claims to have the first copy of Pete Doherty‘s as-yet-unnamed solo album and they’ve posted details of what’s inside. What does it sound like? “Well, like Gorillaz. And The Coral. And The La’s. And Blur. And Bob Dylan.” OK. The album apparently features a lot of work from the recently reunited Blur guitarist … Continue reading Pete Doherty Solo Album Details Revealed