Single Review – The Libertines – Gunga Din

With their new album Anthems for Doomed Youth coming in September, The Libertines have released a new single to come from it with ‘Gunga Din’. Despite the ‘hype’ of a Doherty and Barat reunion the track is hopelessly stuck in the middle of the last decade to the point where they sound like a matured version of Catfish and the Bottlemen and is narrowly aiming straight for that ‘LAD’ strain of Indie music or what they claim it to be whilst only occasionally engaging with the reggae tinged aspects of the song. Despite the half decent effort of the Babyshambles last album, it by no means set the world alight and with this single coming off the back of their criticised Glastonbury set it just makes you question what on earth are they doing?

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995

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