The Libertines' Albion Rooms gigs - 2003
Doherty, Powell and Barat in their flat, 'The Albion Rooms'.
The Libertines guerrilla gigs
The Libertines had recently signed a record deal and released their debut album 'Up the Bracket'. They were being hailed as Britain's best new band. Pete Doherty and Carl Barat had started living together in a flat in Bethnal Green which they used at various stages throughout their Libertines life as a impromptu venue for 'guerrilla gigs'. Through an intricate network of email, texts and web postings the band would announce their next sing-a-long to their 'online community' and the Albion army would descend. This was a particularly busy period for the Albion Rooms with fans cramming themselves into the living room as the police vans rolled up outside.
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