The Libertines – Don’t Look Back Into The Sun (Archive Review)

Listening to these singles is like an amalgam of music from the last 50 (or more) years. Think new wave meets 80’s indie with a serious splash of rock and touch of popular punk. When I hear ‘Don’t Look Back At The Sun’ it sounds like the Only Ones ‘Another Girl, Another Planet’ sung by a voice somewhere between Buddy Holly, Jilted John and Elvis Costello. The demo of ‘Tell The King’ sounds like The Smiths while ‘Mockingbird’ is an old style rock & roll number. For all that, The Libertines, with producer Bernard Butler, have kept the recordings fresh and lively with far more of a homage than a theft to those that have come before them.


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The only planned live dates this year are at the Reading and Leeds festivals (playing on the 23rd and 24th respectively).

Label : Rough Trade

Release Date : 18 Aug 2003

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  • Don’t Look Back Into The Sun
  • Death On The Stairs
  • Tell The King (demo)

  • Don’t Look Back Into The Sun
  • Skint And Minted (demo)
  • Mockingbird

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