Ah yes - The Libertines... Undeniably great pop songs, delivered with an attitude & refreshingly raw energy not heard in these shores for some time. In a year that The Strokes set a new benchmark for everyone else to follow with their class debut here was a UK band that had the songs and the delivery to match them.
It's inevitable, of course, that when a great new band comes along the music press seizes on a clutch of other 'similar' bands and in doing so create a new 'scene'. Fair play. Long before The Others' LP was released I'd read about how these rum looking punters were the best of the contenders. By the time the album came out I'd only heard 'Lackey' - and although it… Read more