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The Libertines debut 'Barbarians' at Maida Vale & take on guerilla gig


The Libertines took our Track of the Day slot recently with their new track ‘Barbarians’ and last night they debuted this proper on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show from a live session at Maida Vale Studios.

The band seem up to their old tricks with playful camaraderie and heavy rock and roll the order of the day, they flit between school boys and rock and roll stars effortlessly and joyfully. You can listen to the whole session here at around the 1 hour 30 minute mark.

Following this session the band went on to prove that they were definitely up to their old ways as they made their way to The Dublin Castle in Camden and then on to The Blues Kitchen where they played a classic guerrilla gig to a rammed 265 capacity venue.

They played around 2 hours of songs including new songs, old songs and covers, going on to quickly affirmed their place in our hearts and British rock and roll history. Adding stage invasions and crowd surfing from the stage to the bar, the band look back on track.

Take a look at all the videos here.


‘Fame & Fortune’
‘Death On The Stairs’
‘Boys In The Band’
‘Gunga Din’
‘Time For Heroes’
‘Campaign Of Hate’
‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’
‘The Ha Ha Wall’
‘Can’t Stand Me Now’
‘What Katie Did’
‘What Became Of The Likely Lads’
‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’
‘I Wanna Be Adored’ (Stone Roses Cover)
‘We’ll Meet Again’ (Vera Lynn Cover)
‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ (Ritchie Cordell Cover)
‘Someday’ (The Strokes Cover)
‘Rudie Can’t Fail’ (The Clash Cover)
‘The Good Old Days’
‘Music When The Lights Go Out’
‘Tears Dry On Their Own’ (Amy Winehouse Cover)
‘Hired Gun’ (Alan Wass Cover)
‘What A Waster’
‘I Get Along’
‘Knees Up Mother Brown’ (Cover of ‘cockney classic’)