Dead Freights – Hey Hatred

Lurching from out of the shadows into yet more darkness, Dead Freights come fresh from supporting The Libertines on tour, headlong into the launch of their first official single on Gary Powell’s 25 Hour Convenience Store label – ‘Hey Hatred’. Seething with blood-curdling tension, the record’s gothic, bass-heavy rumble and dark lyrical imagery tap intoContinue reading “Dead Freights – Hey Hatred”

The Libertines – Giddy Up A Ding-Dong Tour – Cardiff Uni 19/02/22

You join us on Day 2 of Storm Eunice in Cardiff. Day 1 was characterised by 88 miles per hour winds, Day 2 sees the equally blustery rock’n’roll force of The Libertines ‘Giddy Up A Ding Dong tour’ blow into the city. Cheesy figures of speech aside, there is an air of relief around tonight’sContinue reading “The Libertines – Giddy Up A Ding-Dong Tour – Cardiff Uni 19/02/22”

Peter Doherty & Frédéric Lo – You Can’t Keep It From Me Forever

With shades of early-Beatles whimsy or Morrissey in his late 1980’s first twee solo exploration throes, ‘You Can’t Keep It From Me Forever’ feels a breezy, light-hearted, innocent affair, capturing the most seemingly straight forward lyrical effort of Peter Doherty’s career to date, backed with a gloriously gleeful 60’s guitar pop strum from Frédéric Lo.Continue reading “Peter Doherty & Frédéric Lo – You Can’t Keep It From Me Forever”

Peter Doherty & Frédéric Lo – The Fantasy Life Of Poetry & Crime

Peter Doherty’s new single sees him get together with French musical director, composer, producer and singer-songwriter Frédéric Lo and the product is something relaxed, softer and more controlled than The Libertines and Puta Madres frontman’s standard output. Featuring trumpets, strings and Lo on guitar duties, the song evokes the feeling of an old nostalgic filmContinue reading “Peter Doherty & Frédéric Lo – The Fantasy Life Of Poetry & Crime”

Peter Doherty & Jack Jones of Trampolene- Sin City, Swansea – 18/09/2021

Tonight’s gig is a homecoming gig for Swansea’s own Jack Jones. Looking happy to be on his own turf, adorned in trademark green Fila tracksuit jacket, later joined by a Swansea football shirt torpedoed onto the stage by an enthusiastic audience member, the Trampolene frontman treats us to a choice group of songs and verseContinue reading “Peter Doherty & Jack Jones of Trampolene- Sin City, Swansea – 18/09/2021”

The Libertines – 17 Years On – Rock Against Racism album review

The Libertines self titled second album is 17 years old today. Back then, at the age of 21, I dreamed of being a music journalist but never made it happen. A friend did ask me to write a review for the Rock Against Racism fanzine, however, and here it is. The story of The LibertinesContinue reading “The Libertines – 17 Years On – Rock Against Racism album review”