After being booted from English indie-rock band the Libertines for his debilitating hard drug use, singer Pete Doherty created Babyshambles. But rather than curbing his habit, Doherty continued the downward spiral, and he became infamous as Kate Moss' tragic boyfriend and enabler. In between run-ins with the law; stints in rehab; writing a digressive, self-indulgent book (The Books of Albion: The Collected Writings of Peter Doherty); and a burgeoning modeling career (as the face of Roberto Cavalli), he and Babyshambles band members -- guitarist Patrick Walden, bassist Drew McConnell and drummer Adam Ficek -- released their debut, Down in Albion. The album's lo-fi guitar-pop garnered lukewarm reviews, and it sorely lacked the songwriting chemistry of Doherty and former Libertines collaborator Carl Barat. Many of the album's tour dates were cancelled due to Doherty's continued dysfunction, and the public train wreck continued as he and Moss became weekly tabloid fodder. Shortly after Moss and Doherty broke up, he became engaged to supermodel Irina Lazareanu, and later in 2007 he released a second album, Shotter's Nation, a more cohesive collection of economic indie rock.
Live at 9:30 Club
Runtime: 1 hr 13 minKaiser Chiefs are a four piece from Leeds in the UK. In 2004 they exploded out of the radio with their first single "Oh My God". Here they perform at the 9:30 Club, in Washington, on March 9, 2012.
Live in Sydney
Runtime: 1 hr 23 minManchester is a city of mavericks and hooligan poets, individuals making their own mad mash up music, Ian Brown is the king monkey of this clan. He got the charisma and he got the talent to pull these unlikely combinations off. The band was broken but Brown kept his edge and his king monkey cool- not even a spell inside Strangeways affected that swagger. He seems to know no fear. Whilst every British band went off and copied the Roses he set of in the opposite direction and invented his own multi cultural polyglot mix of music that has a cutting edge cool to it.
Live at The Hordern Pavilion
Runtime: 1 hr 34 minArmed with an epic laser show, the British indie mavericks delivered a thrilling show at Sydney's Hordern Pavillion in March 2013 and we were there with cameras rolling. The UK four-piece delighted fans with a stellar set of surging new songs 'Octopus', 'Truth', 'Ratchet' and classic Bloc busters 'Banquet', 'Like Eating Glass', 'Helicopter'.
Live at the O2
Runtime: 1 hr 48 minFilmed in high definition at London’s renowned O2 Arena on December 15th, 2011. The show came on the back of the band’s No.1 album “Velociraptor!” and the setlist combines tracks from that album with hits and classic album tracks from across their career so far. The concert was part of a sold out arena tour that covered the UK and Ireland at the end of last year. Kasabian are the recipients of numerous awards for “Best Live Band” and “Best British Band” in recent years and this new show with its spectacular and innovative staging will be a must have for their huge and dedicated fanbase.