The Libertines | Zoom 02-15
Right from the start, the story of The Libertines smacked of heresy: a two-headed lead that would throw any manager into confusion, two personalities with a highly-charged relationship, a strong taste for certain unauthorized substances… Not the best recipe for business, but great for a rock band! Peter Doherty and Carl Barât had gold in dirty hands and, for a handful of years spent in a kind of opiate dream, the UK was under the rule of their rock’n’roll. But the Libertines foursome, true to their claim, split up to become no more than a distant marker… Until now, when the unruly brothers have decided to strike their guitar chords once more in unison. In anticipation of an unhoped-for third album, they will reawaken our libertine dreams.
[Rock en Seine 2015]