A double A-side second single from The Libertines, London's answer to The
Strokes. Cheerfully cocknee lads, the Libertines like singing about
Up The Bracket starts off with a scream of "Get out of it" and
then proceeds a fast and furious song about a scrap which ends in tears.
The more satirical Boys In The Band has a definite air of Britpop in the
chorus which goes: "They all get them out/ For the boys in the band".
classic English humour mastered in the past by The Kinks and
Blur, mixed in with The Libertines' own Oi! punk sensibility, both
tracks are clear of the expletives which got their first single banned -
until you get to the B-side that is, when it all kicks off. Fast and fun.