The Libertines Play Secret London Show

Covering The Clash, Amy Winehouse and more...

The Libertines have always been closely tied to Camden.

The band's early shows were there, and – at arguably his lowest ebb – Pete Doherty even sold memorabilia from his own career at the markets.

Now fighting fight and fancy free, The Libertines reconvened last night for a surprise set at Camden venue the Blues Kitchen (via NME). Drinking at the nearby Dublin Castle, the band then hit the stage for a chaotic but inspiring show at the London venue.

Fans crowded in despite the show not being confirmed on any official channels, and the band seemingly thrived on the closeknit atmosphere. At one point Carl Barat crowd-surfed from the stage to the bar – then collected a bottle of rum and stage-surfed back.

Drawing on the full wealth of their catalogue, The Libertines threw in a few covers – including The Clash, Amy Winehouse and evergreen powerpop classic 'I Think We're Alone Now'.

The Libertines are set to release new album 'Anthems For Doomed Youth' on September 4th.

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