The Libertines are an excellent new four-piece from London who have been likened by some to The Clash. Indeed their debut album is to be produced by The Clash's legendary singer and guitarist, Mick Jones, who wrote much of his band's material with Joe Strummer. Their first album (suggested titles for which are 'Anyone For Tennis?' and 'The Rise and Fall of the Libertines' is set for release in early 2003 on Rough Trade. Songs on the album include: 1.Death on the stairs
2. Vertigo
3.Time For Heroes
4.Horror Show.

The band have already released a single, 'What A Waster' and have a double A side ('Up The Bracket'/ 'boys in the band') coming out on 30/9/2002.

Comparing his group to The Libertines, Jones said:

"They're a London rock 'n' roll group, which obviously appeals to me. They're very good lyrically too. They do remind me of the clash a little bit. There are the same elements you know."