The film was originally shown before the band's Hyde Park gig this summer
The Libertines have made a short ‘visual history’ film available online. Scroll down to watch.
The film was directed by long-term collaborator Roger Sargent, who previously directed 2010 reunion documentary There Are No Innocent Bystanders and was first screened before the gig at the band’s Hyde Park headline show this summer.
The footage includes archival interviews and photos from Sargent’s extensive collection, unheard interview clips from the aforementioned documentary and shots of graffiti from ‘Libertines Alley’ in Bethnal Green alongside old footage from the band’s previous reunion shows in 2010 and The Libertines’ infamous ‘freedom gig’ at Chatham’s Tap’n’Tin in 2003.
Speaking about the film, Sargent has stated: “I made this short film to be shown before the Hyde Park show and wanted it to convey how important the band are, how much we missed them and how good it was too have them back.”
The Libertines currently have no shows scheduled, however earlier this week the band declined to comment on rumours that they are set to headline Glastonbury next summer.
Frontman Carl Barât did recently confirm, however, that himself and Pete Doherty had written five new songs towards the band’s prospective third album. “Plan A is to write new things. There’s about five new tunes on the work bench at this stage and that’s just from having been in each other’s company, not even sitting down to write,” revealed Barât. “One’s called ‘Woke Up Again’, but that’s a working title.”