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Back in April, The Libertines announced they were to “share a series of videos over the coming weeks to entertain household fans,” having already shared several unheard demos and videos, the band have now released a super rare, early clip of the band playing live in London in 1999.

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Two years after forming and three years before the British band released their seminal debut record Up The Bracket in 2002, the footage shows Pete, Carl & co at legendary London club night, Blow Up, rattling through an early rendition of their 2004 track Music When The Lights Go Out and a second, unreleased song known by fans as The Domestic. With Pete and Carl’s back-and-forth, John Hassell’s perfectly louche bass and a hint at the chaos that was to come, the footage is a collector’s item well worth having.

Watch the clip below.

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