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anywereinalbion:

The Libertines by  Vincent Lignier(HQ picture, click to enlarge)

anywereinalbion:

The Libertines by  Vincent Lignier
(HQ picture, click to enlarge)

bilo-shambles:

This week Carl Barat sent the internet into rumour overdrive with news of a potential Libertines reunion, which, if true, would mark the first time they have performed together since 2004. Following hints from Pete Doherty that he had been offered a very ‘big gig’ and a mysterious map of Hyde Park appearing on the band’s official Facebook page, Carl added further fuel to the fire by stating that fans should “keep July 5th free”. Whether this announcement is just another attempt to toy with fan’s emotions or the real deal is yet to be seen, but the buzz that a few comments has caused is testament to the band’s enduring appeal.
And with Carl’s further comments that he has finally “patched up his relationship with the guitar” and has a new album, and possibly new band on the horizon also, it seems that 2014 could once again be his year. We catch up with him to find out what’s next and why the music industry has turned into the Wild West.
YOU’VE RECENTLY SAID THAT YOU’VE PATCHED UP YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GUITAR, WHAT MADE YOU RETURN TO GUITAR-ROCK ORIENTATED MUSIC FOR THE SECOND RECORD?
Exactly that I guess. I wanted to do something very different for my solo record, so now I’m delighted to be in a band again. I’ve got my moment of quiet reflection out of the way for now…
HOW DOES WORKING AS A SOLO ARTIST AFFECT THE EVOLUTION OF YOUR MUSICAL STYLE?
It’s a great thing to do to understand your own identity and exactly what it is that you being to a band. For me, it made me realise I was capable of going in directions I otherwise wouldn’t have.
WOULD YOU SAY IT’S BEEN A CHALLENGE WRITING AND RECORDING WITHOUT A BAND, OR HAS IT BEEN LIBERATING?
It’s been the most liberating of challenges!
AS WELL AS YOUR MUSIC CAREER YOU’RE ALSO AN ACTOR, DJ AND AUTHOR. ARE THERE ANY PLANS TO ADD FURTHER STRINGS TO YOUR BOW?
I’d love to do art but I’m just too crap… Maybe that can be a good thing? No, it can’t… But out of all my creative pursuits I’d have to say music is the most fulfilling. Being in a band is pretty much as immersive as it gets, finding yourself creatively amongst other people and putting your life into your art. That is very interesting.
WHAT HAVE THE MAIN CHANGES IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY  BEEN SINCE YOU STARTED?
The internet has changed everything, totally eradicating sub-culture as we knew it. Making everything available at the touch of a button really separated people and created endless niches, it’s like the Wild West again right now from an industry point of view, no one really knows what will happen next.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF ROCK?
Ah, I’ll have to refer you to my last answer. Of course the need for indie rock ‘n’ roll will never die in my opinion.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ANY YOUNG HOPEFULS?
If you don’t succeed the first thousand times, try try and try some more.
hungertv

bilo-shambles:

This week Carl Barat sent the internet into rumour overdrive with news of a potential Libertines reunion, which, if true, would mark the first time they have performed together since 2004. Following hints from Pete Doherty that he had been offered a very ‘big gig’ and a mysterious map of Hyde Park appearing on the band’s official Facebook page, Carl added further fuel to the fire by stating that fans should “keep July 5th free”. Whether this announcement is just another attempt to toy with fan’s emotions or the real deal is yet to be seen, but the buzz that a few comments has caused is testament to the band’s enduring appeal.

And with Carl’s further comments that he has finally “patched up his relationship with the guitar” and has a new album, and possibly new band on the horizon also, it seems that 2014 could once again be his year. We catch up with him to find out what’s next and why the music industry has turned into the Wild West.

YOU’VE RECENTLY SAID THAT YOU’VE PATCHED UP YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GUITAR, WHAT MADE YOU RETURN TO GUITAR-ROCK ORIENTATED MUSIC FOR THE SECOND RECORD?

Exactly that I guess. I wanted to do something very different for my solo record, so now I’m delighted to be in a band again. I’ve got my moment of quiet reflection out of the way for now…

HOW DOES WORKING AS A SOLO ARTIST AFFECT THE EVOLUTION OF YOUR MUSICAL STYLE?

It’s a great thing to do to understand your own identity and exactly what it is that you being to a band. For me, it made me realise I was capable of going in directions I otherwise wouldn’t have.

WOULD YOU SAY IT’S BEEN A CHALLENGE WRITING AND RECORDING WITHOUT A BAND, OR HAS IT BEEN LIBERATING?

It’s been the most liberating of challenges!

AS WELL AS YOUR MUSIC CAREER YOU’RE ALSO AN ACTOR, DJ AND AUTHOR. ARE THERE ANY PLANS TO ADD FURTHER STRINGS TO YOUR BOW?

I’d love to do art but I’m just too crap… Maybe that can be a good thing? No, it can’t… But out of all my creative pursuits I’d have to say music is the most fulfilling. Being in a band is pretty much as immersive as it gets, finding yourself creatively amongst other people and putting your life into your art. That is very interesting.

WHAT HAVE THE MAIN CHANGES IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY  BEEN SINCE YOU STARTED?

The internet has changed everything, totally eradicating sub-culture as we knew it. Making everything available at the touch of a button really separated people and created endless niches, it’s like the Wild West again right now from an industry point of view, no one really knows what will happen next.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF ROCK?

Ah, I’ll have to refer you to my last answer. Of course the need for indie rock ‘n’ roll will never die in my opinion.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ANY YOUNG HOPEFULS?

If you don’t succeed the first thousand times, try try and try some more.

hungertv

Quality last few days in the studio with the boys #TheJackals

Quality last few days in the studio with the boys #TheJackals

Great few days in the studio with the boys! @carlbarat78 @tessio1 @jay2thebone #TheJackals

Great few days in the studio with the boys! @carlbarat78 @tessio1 @jay2thebone #TheJackals

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"We caught up with Carl Barât at his DJ set at KPH, Ladbroke Grove last night. When quizzed about the rumours Barât said that the news regarding the reunion is “true” and that there is “very much a possibility” that The Libertines will once again reunite. When asked about a date, Barât and his manager both told us to “keep the 5th July free”."

— See more at: http://www.gigslutz.co.uk/carl-barat-confirms-libertines-hyde-park-reunion/#sthash.tvzeKvlN.dpuf (via hollowvisions)

thrillsarecheap:

The Libertines 2002

by David Ellis.

Meet the Jackals #3 - Billy Tessio

 Hi I’m Billy and I play guitar with The Jackals. 

 I’m a passionate music lover and performing has always been something I love doing. After a friend informed me of Carl wanting to form a new group, I read into details via his online Facebook announcement and decided to give it a shot. 

 At the initial audition, I was naturally nervous but also incredibly excited. On arrival, we were informed of the whole filming process too, which I thought was great. I kept composure, sat down and ran through the two songs before being called out. Once I was called up, I got to perform with the in-house band and after this we were told we would hear back later that day for a second audition with Carl. Receiving that call asking to come back and play again was such a relief, I was so excited and couldn’t wait to do it all over again. 

 Once I heard back about the final band I was so relieved, proud and excited all at the same time. It’s a difficult one to describe in just few words or without sounding too corny but it really was a complete mix of emotion.. Ultimately leading to immense rapture, all in one fifth of a second. 

 Everything involved is exciting. From photo shoots to recording, but it’s all about the gigs for me. I’m now most looking forward to the gigs and playing with the boys! 

 In my spare time, other than playing my guitar, I’m a passionate music lover, interested in film and sports, mainly football. 

 I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at the gig in May. Billy x 

 (Tickets: http://www.xoyo.co.uk/events/AEG-Live-Present/index.html)

Meet the Jackals #3 - Billy Tessio

Hi I’m Billy and I play guitar with The Jackals.

I’m a passionate music lover and performing has always been something I love doing. After a friend informed me of Carl wanting to form a new group, I read into details via his online Facebook announcement and decided to give it a shot.

At the initial audition, I was naturally nervous but also incredibly excited. On arrival, we were informed of the whole filming process too, which I thought was great. I kept composure, sat down and ran through the two songs before being called out. Once I was called up, I got to perform with the in-house band and after this we were told we would hear back later that day for a second audition with Carl. Receiving that call asking to come back and play again was such a relief, I was so excited and couldn’t wait to do it all over again.

Once I heard back about the final band I was so relieved, proud and excited all at the same time. It’s a difficult one to describe in just few words or without sounding too corny but it really was a complete mix of emotion.. Ultimately leading to immense rapture, all in one fifth of a second.

Everything involved is exciting. From photo shoots to recording, but it’s all about the gigs for me. I’m now most looking forward to the gigs and playing with the boys!

In my spare time, other than playing my guitar, I’m a passionate music lover, interested in film and sports, mainly football.

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at the gig in May. Billy x

(Tickets: http://www.xoyo.co.uk/events/AEG-Live-Present/index.html)

Carl takes a trip to Libertine Ally

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Meet the Jackals #2 - Jay Bone

 Hi, I’m Jay Bone from Swindon and I play the drums. 

 I’ve been playing drums since I was 7 and since leaving school, I immediately set out to make music my living. I spent the next ten years sofa surfing moving to London, Brighton and all over the UK in numerous bands of all different genres with little commercial success.

 I found out about Carl’s campaign through an old school friend who posted a message on my Facebook wall. For the first time in 10 years, I was out of an originals band and concentrating on recording, production and working with songwriters after moving back home from a 3 year stint with a band in Brighton. I applied via email and didn’t expect to even get a reply but as soon as I got the email asking me to the first audition my confidence was restored. 

 As a fan of Carl’s previous work, it made me more determined to stand out from the other drummers by singing, playing the songs well and trying my hardest not to show my nerves when I met him. I wanted everyone in the room to believe I was the right drummer for the band. I felt like the audition went really well and I was so grateful to have had the opportunity to play alongside Carl.

 After the auditions I was feeling pretty impatient to hear back, so 3 weeks later when I was asked to attend rehearsals I was just happy to get another chance to try and prove myself, but didn’t really know if there was any competition left. When Carl told us we were in the band I was beaming and so excited and just couldn’t wait to get started. All I’ve ever wanted to do is live touring and recording.

 In my spare time I live between Swindon, London and a 60ft wide beam boat on the grand union canal and spend my time working with other musicians and friends on creative projects. I’ve always put music first as it’s the only thing I’m really passionate about and it brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction so I’m looking forward to be able to spend all of my time and energy on playing shows, writing and recording with The Jackals and can’t wait for you all to hear us play. 

 (Tickets: http://www.xoyo.co.uk/events/AEG-Live-Present/index.html)

Meet the Jackals #2 - Jay Bone

Hi, I’m Jay Bone from Swindon and I play the drums.

I’ve been playing drums since I was 7 and since leaving school, I immediately set out to make music my living. I spent the next ten years sofa surfing moving to London, Brighton and all over the UK in numerous bands of all different genres with little commercial success.

I found out about Carl’s campaign through an old school friend who posted a message on my Facebook wall. For the first time in 10 years, I was out of an originals band and concentrating on recording, production and working with songwriters after moving back home from a 3 year stint with a band in Brighton. I applied via email and didn’t expect to even get a reply but as soon as I got the email asking me to the first audition my confidence was restored.

As a fan of Carl’s previous work, it made me more determined to stand out from the other drummers by singing, playing the songs well and trying my hardest not to show my nerves when I met him. I wanted everyone in the room to believe I was the right drummer for the band. I felt like the audition went really well and I was so grateful to have had the opportunity to play alongside Carl.

After the auditions I was feeling pretty impatient to hear back, so 3 weeks later when I was asked to attend rehearsals I was just happy to get another chance to try and prove myself, but didn’t really know if there was any competition left. When Carl told us we were in the band I was beaming and so excited and just couldn’t wait to get started. All I’ve ever wanted to do is live touring and recording.

In my spare time I live between Swindon, London and a 60ft wide beam boat on the grand union canal and spend my time working with other musicians and friends on creative projects. I’ve always put music first as it’s the only thing I’m really passionate about and it brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction so I’m looking forward to be able to spend all of my time and energy on playing shows, writing and recording with The Jackals and can’t wait for you all to hear us play.

(Tickets: http://www.xoyo.co.uk/events/AEG-Live-Present/index.html)

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