“The Greatest Rock N Roll Story Of Our Generation” NME
“They were the band that put raw, unpolished rebellion back into British rock'n'roll and swept up an entire generation in their wake.” The Guardian
“The Libertines had something of the kitchen sink about them, something of Blake, something of the Clash, something of the Smiths, something of Dickens, something of the fin de siècle dandy… it was an intoxicating combination.” The Independent
In the late 1990s in the East London squat scene Peter Doherty and Carl Barat, two troubadours and dreamers, meet and bond over music and a common romanticism. They resolve to form a band with a name that reflects their attitude: The Libertines are born.
These fast-talking urchins beguile fans and media alike with intoxicating tales of Albion and Arcadia. Hailed as anti-establishment heroes, they sing and play and live a life that sits in the previously unexplored halfway point between the scuffed urban assault of The Clash and the arch romanticism of The Smiths.