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The Libertines: Cockpit, Leeds

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 10 June 2002

THE LIBERTINES are the latest group to be thrust into the ring as the industry tries to find a UK guitar band capable of taking ...

The Libertines

Profile and Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, August 2002

Patriotic punk whelps. They're having a "giraffe". ...

The Libertines interviewed at the 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, October 4th 2002

Interview by Ben Myers, unpublished, 4 October 2002

IT WAS A crisp autumn day when The Libertines arrived back in London to play the penultimate show of a 26 date tour at the ...

The Libertines: Englishmen Abroad

Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 21 December 2002

Those respected gentlemen of Albion, The Libertines, chose to limber up for Christmas with a typically debauched tour of mainland Europe. And, considering they fully ...

'We Believe In Melody, Hearts And Minds': The Libertines

Profile and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 10 January 2003

PETE DOHERTY and Carl Barat – joint singers, guitarists, songwriters and ideologues of east London-based quartet the Libertines – are having an argument about an ...

Sun, Sea, Sangria, Skag… The Libertines: Roxy Discoteca, Valencia

Live Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 18 January 2003

Is Spain ready for the sex and drugs-fuelled invasion of The Libertines? ...

The Libertines: England Expects

Interview by Keith Cameron, MOJO, March 2003

They're British punk's greatest hopes, yet they still live in a flat with no gas or running water. Welcome to the darkly romantic world of ...

Libertines Rock The Cotton Club, Atlanta

Live Review by Steve LaBate, Paste, 19 August 2003

AMIDST RUMORS of drug addiction and rehab, Libertines' singer-guitarist Pete Doherty has been out of commission for the past few weeks, skipping the band's European ...

The Libertines: The decline and fall of the Albion Empire

Profile and Interview by Ted Kessler, New Musical Express, 20 September 2003

THE LAST TIME Pete Doherty and Carl Barat played on the same stage together was at the summit of the Libertines' explosive career in May. ...

The Libertines: Forum, London

Live Review by Simon Price, Independent on Sunday, 21 December 2003

PANTOMIME SEASON is upon us, and rock'n'roll's most compelling Punch and Judy show is in town. If the crowd packed into the Forum tonight aren't ...

Reading Festival: Richmond Avenue, Reading

Live Review by Simon Price, Independent on Sunday, 5 September 2004

And the name of the world's worst band is... ...

The Libertines: The Libertines

Review by Alfred Soto, Stylus, 7 September 2004

CARL BARAT AND PETE DOHERTY COULD BE LOVERS; hell, I wish they were. On the cover of their eponymous second album, the singer/guitarists lean breathtakingly ...

Babyshambles: Grow up, for Pete's sake

Comment by Caitlin Moran, The Times, 17 December 2004

Fans deify Pete Doherty for his 'old school' hedonism. Actually, he's a tragic junkie du jour ...

Kate Moss' Prince Alarming: Pete Doherty

Profile and Interview by Edward Helmore, Vanity Fair, July 2005

IT'S 9 PM AT the Boogaloo in north London and Gerry O'Boyle, the proprietor of this dingy pub, says Kate and Pete are on their ...

The Liberation Of Carl Barat: Dirty Pretty Things

Report and Interview by Jenny Valentish, Inpress, June 2006

IT'S LIKE THE dressing room of the Ziegfield Follies in here. Members of Dirty Pretty Things are shimmying around the photo studio, trying on jackets, ...

How to buy: Rough Trade Records

Guide by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, December 2006

The revolutionary, still-smokin' independent. ...

The Libertines: Up The Bracket

Review by Paul Moody, Uncut, July 2007

Before the supermodels, the drug busts and the tabloid fallouts, Doherty and Barat cooked up a little cracker. ...

Carl Barât: from Libertine to theatre actor

Interview by John Lewis, The Times, 18 January 2010

Pete Doherty's old sparring partner is turning his hand to acting in Sam Shepard's Fool for Love. ...

The Libertines: Confessions Of A Blagger: Carl Barat's Threepenny Memoir Reviewed

Book Review by Ben Myers, The Quietus, 20 October 2010

Carl Barat's new tome doesn't shrink away from embracing ugly self-truth — and according to Ben Myers, is subsequently far worthier of praise than the ...

The Libertines: There Are No Innocent Bystanders

Film/DVD/TV Review by Kate Allen, unpublished, May 2011

THE glittering embers of hope for a Libertines reunion were simultaneously stoked and dashed last week at the premier screening of The Libertines — There ...

Writing To Reach You

Overview by Graeme Thomson, The Word, March 2012

Because sometimes the only way musicians can actually talk to each other is by writing songs ...

The Libertines: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Kate Allen, Disorder, July 2014

Don't look back into the sun... ...

The Libertines: Anthems for Doomed Youth

Review by Alfred Soto, Spin, 15 September 2015

NOW THAT CARL BARÂT AND PETE DOHERTY have proven they are capable of collaborating again, they can go away and write a better album than ...

The Libertines: Anthems For Doomed Youth

Review by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, October 2015

IT’S ASTONISHING to discover that the long-running soap opera, The Libertines, has been mildly piquing the interests of the nation for just two years less ...

The Libertines: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 24 July 2022

Carl Barât and Pete Doherty produce some strong moments but without their youthful excitement it’s a rickety affair that wasn’t built for a huge venue. ...

see also Babyshambles

see also Dirty Pretty Things

see also Pete Doherty

see also Carl Barât


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