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The Libertines

The Libertines

The Libertines were 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 Barat 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 Libertines musical style is often characterized as a mix between indie rock and 1977 style punk rock. Lead singers and guitarists Doherty and Barât had different influences musically. Doherty was inspired by bands such as (principally) The Jam, Sex Pistols, The Smiths, Chas & Dave. Doherty has expressed "Still Ill" by The Smiths as a song that means a lot to him, in an interview. Barât admired The Velvet Underground, The Clash, The Doors, Django Reinhardt and Nirvana. Doherty liked the written works of William Blake, Emily Dickinson and Thomas Chatterton, whereas Barât preferred Saki and the Edwardian idea of wit.. On their collective sound, Doherty commented that "if Oasis is the sound of a council estate singing its heart out, then the Libertines sounded like someone just put in the rubbish chute at the back of the estate, trying to work out what day it is"....
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GENRES:   Garage punk Indie rock Garage rock Post-punk revival Alternative rock Punk rock SIMILAR ARTISTS:   The Hives Babyshambles Jason McCaslin A The Strokes Free Kitten Yeah Yeah Yeahs Ash Radio Birdman The Kills Sleater-Kinney Jason White Jason Freese Jason Stollsteimer Billie Joe Armstrong The Black Keys Motion City Soundtrack Cansei de Ser Sexy We Are Scientists Arcade Fire Aaron Detroit Releases
Piss Me Off (At the Rhythm Factory)The Libertines - What a WasterWhat a Waster, Single (2002)The Libertines - Up the BracketUp the Bracket, Single (2002)The Libertines - Up the BracketUp the Bracket, Album (2002)The Libertines - I Get AlongI Get Along, EP (2002)The Libertines - Time for HeroesTime for Heroes, Single (2003)The Libertines - Time for HeroesTime for Heroes, EP (2003)The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into the SunDon't Look Back Into the Sun, Single (2003)The Libertines - I Get Along EPI Get Along EP, EP (2003)The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into the SunDon't Look Back Into the Sun, EP (2003)The Libertines - Don't Look Back into the Sun/Death On The Stairs EPDon't Look Back into the Sun/Death On The Stairs EP, EP (2003)The Libertines - The Babyshambles SessionsThe Babyshambles Sessions, Unofficial Release (2003)The Libertines - Can't Stand Me NowCan't Stand Me Now, Single (2004)The Libertines - The LibertinesThe Libertines, Album (2004)The Libertines - What Became of the Likely Lads EPWhat Became of the Likely Lads EP, EP (2004)The Libertines - Boys in the BandBoys in the Band, 7" (2004)The Libertines - What Became of the Likely LadsWhat Became of the Likely Lads, EP (2005)The Libertines - For Pete's SakeFor Pete's Sake, LP (2005)The Libertines - Time for Heroes: The Best of the LibertinesTime for Heroes: The Best of the Libertines, Compilation album (2008)The Libertines - Time for Heroes - The Best of The LibertinesTime for Heroes - The Best of The Libertines, Compilation album (2008)
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