Carl Barat performed a number of Libertines songs on New Year’s Eve with his new band The Jackals.
They performed two sets in London, one at The Macbeth in Hoxton and prior to that, one at the Amersham Arms in New Cross. It was the same stage on which he auditioned band members in February 2014 after appealing for potential bandmates on NME.com.
The set in both venues comprised ‘Death On The Stairs’ and ‘I Get Along’ from The Libertines‘ debut ‘Up The Bracket’, and when an amplifier broke on stage, Barat played an unplugged version of ‘France’, the hidden track from the band’s second, self-titled album ‘The Libertines’.
The sets also included ‘Bang Bang You’re Dead’, by his formed band Dirty Pretty Things. Barat said: “The Jackals have come so far in what seems like a heartbeat. Tonight we played in the venue where we first met and the gigs were proof it’s all been worthwhile. We can’t wait to get out there and do it again and again.”
Speaking to NME days before the event, Barat said playing two gigs in one night would give The Jackals, who release their debut ‘Let It Reign’ on February 16, “instant memories”, adding “I enjoy playing with The Jackals so much, and our mission is to absolutely have it for those two shows. It’ll put us through our paces, and I wanted us to have that experience together.”
Both gigs were put on by This Feeling in association with Jack Daniel’s, with Faris Badwan of The Horrors also DJing at both events with his brother Tarik of Loom, and performances from Dexters and Trampolene.
Carl Barat And The Jackals played:
‘A Storm Is Coming’
‘Gin And Milk’
‘Summer In The Trenches’
‘We Want More’
‘Death On The Stairs’
‘March Of The Idle’
‘Run With The Boys’
‘Let It Reign’
‘Bang Bang You’re Dead’
‘War Of The Roses’
‘I Get Along’