The Libertines

The Libertines



The Libertines are an English rock band, formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Carl Barât (vocals/guitar) and Pete Doherty (vocals/guitar). The band, centred on the songwriting partnership of Barât and Doherty, has also included John Hassall (bass) and Gary Powell (drums) for most of its recording career. The band was part of the garage rock revival and spearheaded the movement in the UK.

The band gained some notoriety in the early 2000s.[1] Although their mainstream success was initially limited, their profile soon grew, culminating in a No. 2 single and No. 1 album on the UK Charts. In December 2004, their self-titled second album was voted the second best album of the year by NME magazine. The first two of their full-length LPs were produced by Mick Jones, of the British punk band The Clash.

In spite of their critical and commercial success,[2] the band's music was often eclipsed by its internal conflicts, stemming from Doherty's addictions to crack cocaine and heroin, which eventually led to the breakup of the band. Doherty has since stated that the breakup of the band was due to relationship difficulties between Barât and himself that were not related to his drug addictions.[3] The members of The Libertines went on to form new bands with varying degrees of success.

In August 2010, the four members of The Libertines reunited to play a series of shows, including slots at the 2010 Reading and Leeds Festivals. The reunion shows received a highly positive response from the press and fans.[4][5]

In April 2014, The Libertines announced they would again reform for a show at London's Hyde Park.[6][7] In November 2014 the band signed a record deal with Virgin EMI Records, and released their third album, Anthems for Doomed Youth on September 11, 2015.[8]



Anthems for Doomed Youth
Anthems for Doomed Youth is the third studio album by English garage rock band The Libertines, released on 11 September 2015.
The Libertines
The Libertines is the second album by English indie rock band The Libertines.
Up the Bracket
Up the Bracket is the debut album by English indie rock band The Libertines, released in October 2002.
Can't Stand Me Now
"Can't Stand Me Now" is the first single from The Libertines' eponymous second album.

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The Libertines launch Unity Rocks with Brixton gig
London Evening Standard  –  August 9, 2016
The Libertines will return to Brixton’s O2 Academy next month ... after all the future is in our hands. By using the power of music we hope to ‘pluck' the ears of the political elite to our view and make them notice that our voices must be heard ...
The Libertines to headline charity gig in London next month
NME  –  August 5, 2016
The Libertines are to play a special charity gig in London next ... the future is in our hands." "By using the power of music we hope to 'pluck' the ears of the political elite to our view and make them notice that our voices must be heard - whether ...
The Libertines added to Way Out West in Gothenburg
Live4ever Music Ezine  –  August 3, 2016
The Libertines have joined Way Out West’s 10th anniversary ... The Courteeners land 2016 AIM Independent Music Awards nominations Yak, Happyness, Gengahr for Birmingham's All Years Leaving event The National are going electronic on new album PREVIOUSThe ...
The Libertines set to headline charity gig  –  August 5, 2016
British rockers The Libertines are set to play a special gig to promote unity ... The gig, which will also include a set from British musician Rat Boy, will raise funds for U.K. charity Hope Not Hate, which promotes the same unity cause.
The Libertines to headline Unity Rocks charity gig
Irish Examiner  –  August 5, 2016
Pete Doherty’s band The Libertines will play a charity gig aiming to bring people together. The four-piece band will headline a concert for Unity Rocks, an organisation of musicians, artists and writers formed by Libertines drummer Gary Powell that aims ...
The Libertines to support drummer Gary Powell’s Unity Rocks with Brixton gig
Live4ever Music Ezine  –  August 5, 2016
The Libertines will be back in London next month supporting drummer Gary Powell‘s Unity Rocks initiative. Backed by Rat Boy, the band play Brixton’s O2 Academy on September 7th, helping Unity Rocks along with many other events which are being planned ...

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