September’s looking to be a pretty big month for UK indieheads with The Libertines putting out an album for the first time after 11 years. The garage rock quartet is probably (and unfortunately) best known for front man Pete Doherty’s problems with drug abuse and feuds with fellow band-member Carl Barât but that aside, The Libertines were a cornerstone of early noughties UK indie.
Their return to the limelight was a long time coming with a one-off reunion back in 2010 that led to another falling out between Barât and Doherty. This time though, the two have quelled past fights long enough to produce an entire album that’s pretty reminiscent of their old stuff.
The album, titled Anthems for Doomed Youth, drops on September 11.
If you’re looking for something a little feistier from the UK this month though, there’s no place better to look than ex-Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten and his band Public Image Limited. After the Pistols broke up in ’78, John Lydon (not quite Anarchy in the UK as far as names go) went on to find Public Image Limited, a band often credited as truly one of the first post-punk bands.
This month, Lydon and gang put out the aptly titled What the World Needs Now. Between celebrities like Kanye West announcing his run for presidency and Twitter feuds abound, the world probably does need a half-barmy Britishman telling the new generation, “Up yours.”
Album comes out on September 4th.
In the same vein of UK heroes, New Order (though we suppose pedantically they’d be considered post-post-punk, what with the Joy Division link) will release their tenth studio album, Music Complete this month too. From the track listings available, the album will see the band collaborating with several artists such as Elly Jackon of La Roux, Iggy Pop and Brandon Flowers of The Killers’ fame.
From the band’s current tour, the album is expected to be much more electronic-based than its predecessors so if you’re itching for electronica that’s not a ghost-produced, ghost-written and topped off with auto-tuned pop stars, hit the album up on September 25.
Speaking of electronic, Canadian indie rockers Metric have stayed true to their path of evolution. The band’s sixth studio album sees a further departure from their original harder rock to a more electronic-driven sound. That’s not to say the music’s un-Metric though; with Emily Haines still rocking the mic, Pagans in Vegas is still sublimely done and catchy.
The album comes out September 18.