The Libertines have announced the launch of a series of exclusive videos to keep fans entertained while the UK remains in lockdown due to the ongoing pandemic. The series has been kicked off with the rarity ‘7 Deadly Frenchmen (Legs 11 Demo)’.
This comes after all four members of the band recently took part in one of Tim Burgess’s Twitter listening parties for their debut album Up The Bracket.
During the listening party, the band made the hilarious revelation that The Clash’s Mick Jones made sure they had a break during recording every day so he could catch up on EastEnders.
Taking to their Twitter account, they wrote: “We’ve decided to share a series of videos over the coming weeks to entertain household fans – some you may have seen or heard before, plus some exclusives.”
‘7 Deadly Frenchmen’ is an instrumental track that was originally recorded by The Libertines during their Odessa Studio Recordings right at the beginning of the band.
Later on, lyrics were added to the track, and it became known as ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ which would appear as the B-Side to ‘Time For Heroes’ in 2003.
‘Seven Deadly Sins’ isn’t one of The Libertines most well-loved rarities but it does have a special place in the hearts of Pete Doherty and Carl Barat who performed it together when they first reunited at the Hackney Empire in 2007.
Listen to the original demo, below.