During the late 90s, there were few cooler bands in England than the Libertines. The four piece's garage rock aesthetic went over extremely well with audiences who were looking for an uncontrived band that was willing to take chances with its sound and shun the corporate media spotlight. While the group went on to critical and commercial success, band tensions (and severe drug habits) caused major friction amongst band members, eventually causing the group to break up in 2004. Luckily, one of the band's primary songwriters went on to launch a respectable solo career. His name is Carl Barat and with years and years of experience under his belt with the Libertines, as well as a stint with lesser known band Dirty Pretty Things, one can only hope that he's a more than apt musician who can dish out heady jams full of rock-friendly grooves.