- Clips (6)Latest ClipThe Libertines
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- Events28 Aug - Bramham Park, Wetherby, UK
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- The Libertineshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02vr8b4.jpg2015-07-28T22:59:00ZHighlights of The Libertines' set at Glastonbury 2015http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/82b304c0-7da4-45d3-896a-0767c7ae1141?clipfocus=p02vr8bxSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 7 mins
- The Libertines in sessionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02y8l5c.jpg2015-07-28T19:30:00ZThe Libertines play live at Maida Vale Studios exclusively for Annie Mac's show, including current single 'Gunga Din', a track from the brand new album, and a classic track.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/82b304c0-7da4-45d3-896a-0767c7ae1141?clipfocus=p02y8l7zSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 18 mins
The Libertines in session
- The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into The Sunhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02wv76b.jpg2015-07-12T14:28:00ZThe Libertines perform at T in the Park 2015http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/82b304c0-7da4-45d3-896a-0767c7ae1141?clipfocus=p02wwrq1Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into The Sun
- The Libertines - Gunga Dinhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02w4wkh.jpg2015-07-02T19:51:00ZTonight's Hottest is the first new track from The Libertines in 11 years - "Gunga Din"http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/82b304c0-7da4-45d3-896a-0767c7ae1141?clipfocus=p02w509qSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 9 mins
The Libertines - Gunga Din
- The reformed Libertineshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bppqn.jpg2010-08-23T23:00:00ZA profile of the Libertines from their beginnings to their tumultuous break up and now their reunion for Reading and Leeds 2010.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/82b304c0-7da4-45d3-896a-0767c7ae1141?clipfocus=p009l7btSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
The reformed Libertines
- Libertines - Main Stagehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bps04.jpg2010-08-05T23:00:00ZA reformed Libertines give the crowd what they've been waiting for as they play the Main stage at Reading.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/82b304c0-7da4-45d3-896a-0767c7ae1141?clipfocus=p009q0rjSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Libertines - Main Stage
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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, 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. 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. Both of their full-length LPs were produced by Mick Jones, of the British punk band The Clash.
In spite of their critical and contoversial success as well as decent commercial success, 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. The members of The Libertines went on to form new bands with varying degrees of commercial and critical success.