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London, England (1997 – 2004, 2010 – 2010, 2014 – present)

The Libertines are an English band that formed in London, England in 1997 and disbanded in 2004. They reformed in 2010 to play the Reading and Leeds festivals. The band released two full-length LPs, both produced by Mick Jones of The Clash. Centered around the song-writing partnership and chemistry between Peter Doherty (vocals/rhythm guitar) and Carl Barât (vocals/lead guitar), while backed by John Hassall (bass) and Gary Powell (drums), the band was one of the cornerstones of the English independent scene in the early 2000’s.

Championed by NME, the band’s first single What a Waster charted at number 37, despite being banned from Radio 1 and commercial radio due to an overabundance of foul language; this set the trend for steadily increasing returns, culminating in a #2 single and #1 album in the UK Charts. However, the band’s music was often eclipsed by its internal conflicts, many of which stemmed from Doherty’s considerable drug use, and it was mostly because of this that after a final show in Paris (without Pete) that the band was disbanded at the end of 2004.

The former members of The Libertines have gone on to form three splinter bands, with varying degrees of commercial and critical success. These bands include Peter Doherty in Babyshambles, Carl Barât and Gary Powell in Dirty Pretty Things and John Hassall in Yeti.

Pete and Carl recently came back to work on Babyshambles’ charity cover of The Clash’s ‘Janie Jones’ for Strummerville.


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  • alessandraolsen

    <3 <3

    27 Jan 1:06am Reply
  • darrylhunter

    my first love

    23 Jan 2:57am Reply
  • MrLucasRocker

    The new album is underway...OMG! :DD

    22 Jan 5:05am Reply
  • kristinaclocks

    They came back together! Can't believe ooooh my goddness

    21 Jan 7:51pm Reply
  • tsmiths

    very nice

    17 Jan 5:30pm Reply
  • martyshepu

    Can't wait for the new album! They're amazing

    15 Jan 6:26am Reply
  • NittaShun2

    They're very good

    13 Jan 5:27pm Reply
  • c4stles

    10 Jan 7:54pm Reply
  • winstonmaryjane

    eh, they're ok

    4 Jan 1:24am Reply
  • merthurisgay

    "Interviewer:In addition, Carl has just disbanded Dirty Pretty Things, and he's about to start working on his solo project and acting career. Peter:We can do it if Carl and I are up to it. [...] But, these days, no matter how many times I leave a message on his phone, he won't get back to me. It seems that, for the last several months, he's been avoiding me. I wonder why ...... Interviewer:Why don't you see and talk with him? Peter:Yeah ... Maybe I should just call at his place and pin him down. You know his address in Muswell Hill, don't you? Can I have it? Interviewer:But if I tell you without his permission, he'll get mad at me. Peter:(Suddenly gets crestfallen and looks down) Interviewer:If he says ok when I see him next time, I'll let you know as soon as possible. Peter:(With shining eyes) Yeah? I'm counting on you, really. [...] Peter:(On parting) Does Carl still have my picture on the wall?"

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • atmurilo

    deus existe

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • JustAKayee

    Is Doherty still alive?

    13 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ShamblesLoyal

    The Libertines: "Today we signed a new record deal with Virgin EMI Records on Ko Si Chang Island. It's going to happen. After everything we have been through The Albion sails on course again, and we couldn't be more excited. This signals a new era and a new beginning for The Libertines." Woop!!

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • RuslandJp

    2015 promises... and just come to brazil.

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • c4stles

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • JessNicoleF

    11 Nov 2014 Reply
  • tarasius

    Full gig HD Berlin

    5 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Nekro__b

    ждём альбом в 2015

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • promiseli

    Come to LA~ :'O

    27 Sep 2014 Reply
  • CharlesMaster42

    'They had something for a while, then they fucked it up'

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
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