Libertines supergroup make surprise return

Plus Klaxons also join The Chavs

The Chavs – a supergroup consisting of members of Klaxons and The Libertines performed a short set tonight (June 19).

The band’s first gig in several year’s consisted of a five song set at London‘s exclusive Cuckoo Club venue.

The group of rotating members included Carl Barat and Gary Powell of The Libertines plus Jamie Reynolds and Steffan Halperin of Klaxons.

Lead vocal duties were taken by Tim Burgess of The Charlatans while the group were augmented by Didz Hammond and Anthony Rossomando from Dirty Pretty Things.

They opened with an untitled Velvet Underground-esque tune with Burgess reading off a lyric sheet and revealing: “We wrote this song today.”

The group then launched into to version of Klaxons‘Golden Skans’ with Burgess on vocals.

Reynolds then left the stage, introducing Hammond on his way out by saying: “I want to hand over bass duties to a very competent man – Didz Hammond.”

The band then launched into a rendition of The Charlatans‘North Country Boy’, which incorporated The Rolling Stones ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ towards the end.

After which Barat shouted to Reynolds: “Oi, Klaxon! Can I have my cigarettes?”

With Reynolds returning to play percussion, the band then played two Dirty Pretty Things tracks – ‘Bang Bang, You’re Dead’ and ‘Blood Thirsty Bastards’.

The gig was attended by Oasis cohort Alan McGee, New Young Pony Club keyboardist Lou Hayter and model Agyness Deyn.

The gig was being filmed as part of Alan McGee‘s new show which will appear on Rockworld TVSky Digital channel 368.