Up The Bracket: 20 Years of The Libertines

Up The Bracket: 20 Years of The Libertines

By Radio X

Before Arctic Monkeys, there was The Libertines - the band who kickstarted the indie revolution and were at the genesis of #indiesleaze two decades ago. What followed was a riotous mix of outrageous talent, devoted fans, and escapades that made the band and its members perfect tabloid fodder. This podcast is a trip back to where it all began; a peek behind the scenes of the Libertines era-defining debut album 'Up The Bracket', hosted by Radio X’s Sunta Templeton. In intimate one-on-one interviews, the boys in the band reflect on the highs and lows before the sell-out shows, before the world tours, before the headlines and before the fall outs. From the first gig to the moment they felt like they’d ‘made it’. The inspirations behind the songs and the stories never heard before. You can also find a special documentary on the making of Up The Bracket, exclusively on Global Player: https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/2JsSYLrCvJX/

Episodes

7. Peter & Carl - "With complete conviction, it’s going to work”

Peter and Carl on throwing themselves into eternity, pioneering internet-announced guerrilla gigs and somebody they call 'the worm lady'. This podcast series provides an intimate insight into the recording and release of The Libertines era-defining debut album 'Up The Bracket'. Hosted by Radio X’s Sunta Templeton. You can also find a special documentary on the making of Up The Bracket, exclusively on Global Player: https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/2JsSYLrCvJX/
14/10/22·29m 28s

6. Anthony Thornton - "It didn’t sound like anything we’d heard”

Anthony Thornton, author of 'The Libertines Bound Together', on hearing their first demo, a knees up at The Albion Rooms and joining the band in Arcadia. This podcast series provides an intimate insight into the recording and release of The Libertines era-defining debut album 'Up The Bracket'. Hosted by Radio X’s Sunta Templeton. You can also find a special documentary on the making of Up The Bracket, exclusively on Global Player: https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/2JsSYLrCvJX/
14/10/22·26m 38s

5. James Endeacott - “They were like little Artful Dodgers“

James Endeacott, who signed The Libertines to Rough Trade, on impromptu train gigs, chaotic showcases and falling under the spell of Peter and Carl. This podcast series provides an intimate insight into the recording and release of The Libertines era-defining debut album 'Up The Bracket'. Hosted by Radio X’s Sunta Templeton. You can also find a special documentary on the making of Up The Bracket, exclusively on Global Player: https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/2JsSYLrCvJX/
14/10/22·27m 49s

4. John - “The electricity meter went out, we had to have a whip round to play the guitars”

John Hassall on picking up random drummers on the way to gigs, riding The Libertines party bus and how the band became a family. This podcast series provides an intimate insight into the recording and release of The Libertines era-defining debut album 'Up The Bracket'. Hosted by Radio X’s Sunta Templeton. You can also find a special documentary on the making of Up The Bracket, exclusively on Global Player: https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/2JsSYLrCvJX/
14/10/22·21m 38s

3. Gary - “Without these stories, nothing else counts”

Gary Powell on his emotional connection to The Libertines, the alternative career he could have had, and what a 'Christmas curly' is. This podcast series provides an intimate insight into the recording and release of The Libertines era-defining debut album 'Up The Bracket'. Hosted by Radio X’s Sunta Templeton. You can also find a special documentary on the making of Up The Bracket, exclusively on Global Player: https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/2JsSYLrCvJX/
14/10/22·45m 14s

2. Carl - “I was told my life would never be the same”

Carl Barât on the band's 'love on the dole' existence, studio fights with Britpop royalty and stealing copies of Up The Bracket. This podcast series provides an intimate insight into the recording and release of The Libertines era-defining debut album 'Up The Bracket'. Hosted by Radio X’s Sunta Templeton. You can also find a special documentary on the making of Up The Bracket, exclusively on Global Player: https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/2JsSYLrCvJX/
14/10/22·29m 2s

1. Peter - “He thought of me as just his friend’s strange little brother”

Peter Doherty on his first impressions of his future songwriting partner, double standards in the recording studio and selling the Arcadian dream. This podcast series provides an intimate insight into the recording and release of The Libertines era-defining debut album 'Up The Bracket'. Hosted by Radio X’s Sunta Templeton. You can also find a special documentary on the making of Up The Bracket, exclusively on Global Player: https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/2JsSYLrCvJX/
14/10/22·29m 22s

Coming October 14th...

To celebrate 20 years of The Libertines’ debut album, Up The Bracket, Radio X’s Sunta Templeton will lift the lid on the recording process of the era-defining album through exclusive interviews with the boys in the band; Carl, Peter, John and Gary, plus James Endeacott (the A&R who discovered the band) and Anthony Thornton (the band’s biographer). All episodes will be released on 14th October exclusively on Global Player. Listen and subscribe now.
11/10/22·2m 33s
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