THE LIBERTINES RIP IT UP WITH TRAMPOLENE AT MANCHESTER ACADEMY UK 6TH DECEMBER 2021

 

 

WORDS AND IMAGES BY DESH KAPUR

 

ICONIC!!!!!

Anyone who has read my previous reviews of The Libertines will know my love for this band, there tight messiness, the way Carl and Pete bounce of each other musically and vocally, the very British ness of the band,

But first it was, Welsh Indie Rockers Trampolene. Lead singer Jack Jones resplendent in a very cool parka, that even parka king himself “Liam Gallagher” would be proud to wear, they picked up their guitars, 4 clicks of the drum sticks and they launched into a tyriad of music and spoken word, it did feel a little like this band were the bastard son of John cooper Clarke and The Libertines, but to be honest there is nothing wrong with that at all, visually cool to watch and lyrically clever, tight as fuck and so very exciting, pure rock and roll, but I ask myself, why isn’t this band massive, they have all the ingredients, charismatic front man, a rocking band, brilliant live and more importantly the songs to back it up, hopefully one day soon they will get the kudos and recognition they deserve, until then I’ll keep shouting it from the roof tops, GET ON TO THIS BAND !!!!

 

 

So here they were, The Libertines. Looking very dapper in their fine English gent clobber oh “I love watching the Libertines”, the way they swagger around the stage, the way they just don’t seem to give a f%^k even though we know they do, they way they are loose in an unbelievably tight way, the back and forth vocal between Carl Barat and Pete Doherty, but that would all be nothing if they didn’t have the songs to back it up and boy do they, lyrically genius, there first two albums reflect a true moment in time if you were living in Camden London in the early 2000’s, they played songs across all 3  albums but it was the big guns that we were waiting for and they came, “Up The Bracket” “Don’t Look Back At The Sun” “Cant stand Me Now” and the crowed loved them, Carl and Peter displaying a closeness and love for each which was a great thing to see, even though they both have other projects they record and play with, Pete and Carl seem very different beats when they play together and to be honest it just seems right and this should always be the way of things. 

The lads played a mesmerizing set and the packed out venue crowd loved every minute of it, singing and dancing with the freedom that only comes from being lost in the music and living in the moment and that was how it was from the start to finish. Then like all good nights it must come to an end, and once again I walked away waxing lyrical about how good The Libertines are, and once again I spent the next few days telling everyone how good The Libertines are and once again I shout from the top of my lungs “LONG LIVE THE LIBERTINES”

 

 

SETLIST

1/ WHAT A WASTER

2/ UP THE BRACKET

3/ THE HA HA WALL

4/ GUNGA DIN

5/ BARBARIANS

6/ WHAT KATIE DID

7/ YOU’RE MY WATERLOO

8/ BOYS IN THE BAND

9/ CAN’T STAND ME NOW

10/ THE BOY LOOKED AT JOHNNY

11// BEGGING

12/ MUSIC WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT

13/ HORRORSHOW

14/ HEART OF THE MATTER

15/ WHAT BECAME OF THE LIKELY LADS

16/ GOOD OLD DAYS

17/ THE DELANEY

18/ DEATH ON THE STAIRS

19/ DON’T LOOK BACK AT THE SUN

20/ TIME FOR HEROES

 

 

 

 

 

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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i'm blessed and get to combine both. Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.

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