"Instigate is now the most important underground movement" - NME
If Simon Schama ever gets around to making The History of British Pop, he could do worse than call on The Libertines for period battle scenes from the Rock Wars. Everything here's a re-enactment, a reconstruction. You pick a year – 1964 (Mod), 1979 (Mod Revival), 1993 (New Wave of New Wave), 1995 (Britpop) – and these are the boys for the job.
Caledonian troubadour brings it all back home
Rough Trade is the indie label that made it big, and now it's celebrating 30 glorious years – but it almost didn't make it.