The Libertines have officially confirmed plans for their new album, ‘Anthems For A Doomed Youth’, and the news immediately had our minds wandering back to 2004, when Pete Doherty and Carl Barat’s band last released a record.
Despite their success, the ‘Time For Heroes’ creators didn’t exactly have it easy in the early noughties and after a number of public rows, failed rehab stints and jail time for Pete, Carl asked his bandmate to depart the group.
However, before things all went wrong (and even while they were on the decline), the duo provided plenty of wonderful moments, gigs in basements and raucous after parties.
The UK indie scene was booming, and the likes of Kasabian and Bloc Party were just starting out.
Here’s what the wonderful world of pop culture looked like when The Libertines’ second, self-titled, album came out…