“The Libertines” is the English rock group, which was founded in 1997 by Carl Barat (guitar and vocals) and Peter Doherty (guitar and vocals). They wanted to be the best group of the world, and they nearly succeeded. John Hassall (bass player) and Gary Powell (drums) joined Carl and Peter. Such structure of “The Libertines” became popular. In 2001, “The Libertines” signed the contract with Rough Trade studio for the release of the first album.
About The Libertines
Debut Single and Debut Album
As a result, their debut single “What A Waster”, which entered the British Top 40, appeared. But even before the release, the journalists called “The Libertines” “the best group of year” at NME Awards ceremony. Other single from this EP “I Get Along and Mayday”, was at once nominated for Single Of The Week and also appeared in Top 40. For a debut album, 12 best songs were selected. In 2002, the debut album “Up the Bracket”, which reached the 35th line in charts, was published in England. In the USA, the album took the 13th positions of an independent chart.
“The Libertines” has hardly managed to start as in 2003 the problems with Peter Doherty began. It was necessary to come back to England and to open the European round, but Peter wasn't ready for it. By this moment, he was seriousely addicted to drugs, and couldn't observe the schedule of tours. His behavior was absolutely unpredictable. The group had to go without him.
The new single “Don't Look Back Into the Sun” occupies the 11th place in a chart and becomes one of the most known hits of the group. While Pete Doherty spends time in prison for a burgling attempt, the group performs at the Carling Weekend festival where as the guitarist Anthony Rossomendo takes part. In 2015 appears their latest album “Anthems for Doomed Youth”.