Tonight we have come expecting the casual, ramshackle charm and strangely whimsical grace of Babyshambles circa 2009 and Grace/Wastelands but the band’s new album, Sequel to the Prequel seems almost unnaturally controlled and surprisingly vibrant.
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Wednesday 25 August 2010
Carl Barat said the chemistry with his fellow Libertines frontman Pete Doherty is "pretty electric" as the band prepared to play their first full gig tonight since their bitter break-up in 2004.
Tuesday 10 August 2010
Indie rockers The Libertines announced plans today for their first full gig since confirming they were getting back together.
Thursday 15 July 2010
"Well, you've definitely still got it, that's for sure," Jamie Reynolds breathlessly informs his audience. Hold on, aren't we meant to be the ones making that judgement about Klaxons? It's been three years since their debut album, Myths of the Near Future, rode the crest of nu rave to small-time era-defining status, and next month, their sophomore effort Surfing the Void arrives.
Monday 21 June 2010
Former Libertine Carl Barat has decided to forge a career for himself as solo artist with a new stripped-down sound. Will it work out for him? Perhaps in hope rather than expectation, we take a look at some of the more successful musical spin-off projects.
Friday 18 June 2010
Indie band frontman Carl Barat announced he will be launching a solo career - just months after reuniting with The Libertines.
Friday 16 April 2010
Friday 09 April 2010
Like Scouting for Girls and Plan B, on Congratulations MGMT have taken a sudden left turn away from the route that secured their initial success, abandoning the psych-pop charms of Oracular Spectacular for a far deeper immersion in the murky waters of acid-head prog-rock.
Monday 22 March 2010
Rock star Pete Doherty has been arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs following the death of heiress Robin Whitehead, sources said today.
Wednesday 24 February 2010
The manager of rock star Pete Doherty was jailed for 12 months today after admitting being involved in a hit-and-run crash.
Tuesday 24 November 2009
Troubled Pete Doherty has revealed that his heart "stopped" and he was on a life support machine after being rushed to hospital.
Tuesday 24 November 2009
The manager of rock star Pete Doherty appeared in court today charged over a hit-and-run crash in which a man was critically injured.
Wednesday 18 November 2009
Tuesday 17 November 2009
Music magazine NME has published its list of the top 50 albums of the noughties, as voted for by leading figures in the music industry.
Thursday 20 August 2009
Pete Doherty has revealed he is prepared to reform his band the Libertines, even if fellow frontman Carl Barat refuses to join.
Monday 23 March 2009
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
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Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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