Since burying the hatchet in 2015, Carl Barât and Pete Doherty have left The Libertines’ tumultuous history behind. After the inevitable implosion of the band due to years of self-destruction and tabloid fodder, Britain’s sharpest writing duo of the past two decades was reunited at last. And with ‘Anthems for a Doomed Youth’, their comeback was complete.
It felt like justice finally arrived for the writers of evergreen Britpop hits like ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’ and ‘What a Waster’, songs that made many early noughties’ teens stereo’s smell like old beer and half-smoked cigarettes.
And the band has lost nothing of the quickly escalating pubcrawl type energy that typified their earlier years. A reminder of what pure rock should sound like. Exclusive concert!