The Libertines

The Libertines

They arrived in the summer of 2002 – as fully formed as they’d ever be. A haze of sweat, sex fluids and narcotics, with pasty-white pigeon chests poking out of battered, skip-salvaged leather jackets. With their tall tales of pension-drawing...

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The Libertines: The Libertines

The Libertines: The Libertines

In the summer of 2004, as the greatest British renaissance of music for over a decade gathers pace, two upstart bands have reached the attention of the broader public. There’s the slick tunefulness of Franz Ferdinand and the intoxicating grimy...

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The Libertines : Up The Bracket

The Libertines : Up The Bracket

What the blazes is going on? Coldplay release the dreariest load of flu-rock tosh since Elbow and half the globe buys it, whilst the [a][/a] remain glued to the toilet circuit despite being the funniest, most twisted London rock band since...

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Various : Bring Your Own Poison: Live At The Rhythm Factory

Various : Bring Your Own Poison: Live At The...

Standing next to Libertines manager Alan McGee at about 2.30am on a Friday in March in London’s Rhythm Factory, I witnessed something truly mindboggling. New wave legend/junkie waster Peter Perrett – never has so much talent been spunked for...

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Wolfman feat. Peter Doherty  :  For Lovers

Wolfman feat. Peter Doherty : For Lovers

Libertines man tugs at the heartstrings Pete takes his hands from the rudder of the good ship Albion to release this lovelorn ballad. Still, it should be glaringly obvious - even to those without a passing interest in the Libs' never-ending soap...

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Libertines : London Kentish Town Forum

Libertines : London Kentish Town Forum

Dazzled by bright lights, bold statements and titanic struggles - and drunk on Christmas booze - 2,500 assorted fans and voyeurs surge towards a stage featuring a chiselled quiet 'un, a pummelling hero, a twinkle-eyed sex symbol and a...

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The Libertines : London Highbury Buffalo Bar/London Camden Barfly

The Libertines : London Highbury Buffalo...

In a world where most band's tours are booked a year in advance and sponsored by MegaGlobalCorp, The Libertines ' caprice is refreshing. Not for them the big silver bus, army of roadies and selection of exotic cheeses on the rider. The last time...

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Libertines : Valencia Roxy Discoteca

Libertines : Valencia Roxy Discoteca

Ever believed in the existence of a parallel universe? Well tonight NME witnessed it with our very eyes! Onstage stagger The Libertines . Minds mangled from three weeks of sleazy manoeuvring across Europe, they dwell in a private cosmos of free...

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The Libertines : Time For Heroes

The Libertines : Time For Heroes

Tally ho! ‘Time For Heroes’ is the sound of Britpop meets Baudelaire, the last gasp of the young, beautiful and doomed clinging to their boozy dreams like ballast as the Good Ship Albion sinks beneath the waves of tacky pop culture. Like...

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Libertines  :  What A Waster

Libertines : What A Waster

Jamwith Tourettes. Tommy Steele and Chas & Dave on a bad day dahn ver Spurs. Or, in the rhyming slang parlance of their East End homeland, The Vodka And Cokes. Whatever your take on the novelty plastic soul of this record (encapsulated in...

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