The Libertines' new album: What we know so far...
10 October 2023, 18:00
The Don’t Look Back Into the Sun rockers have talked about their fourth album and the follow-up to 2015’s Anthems For Doomed Youth.
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The Libertines have teased details about their long-awaited fourth album.
The Camden-based rockers have released three studio albums so far with their last effort, Anthems For Doomed Youth, released in 2015.
Now, talking about LP number four, the band have teased the record will have a “different energy”.
Find out everything we know about The Libs' new album so far, including when it's released and what it will sound like.
On Monday 9th October, the band took to social media to share a teaser clip, which saw them shooting in Margate, the home of their hotel and bar, The Albion Rooms.
The clip was captioned: "13.10.23," suggesting that an announcement is coming this Friday.
The new visuals, which were interspersed with more classic images of the band, come alongside reports that the band are shooting a video for their upcoming single in Margate featuring the actor Geoff Bell.
The Isle Of Thanet News, who've shared snaps of the Green Street and His Dark Materials star outside the band's Albion Rooms hotel and bar, also revealed more details about their new music from The Boys In The Band.
(Geoff’s) working on something for our upcoming single, Run, Run, Run," Carl Barat revealed. "The album was recorded at the Albion Rooms and we’re shooting the videos in the town. It’s very exciting.”
At the AIM Independent Music Awards in September 2022, Doherty said: "We have just been in Jamaica, me and Carl, and we've got a new album on the way."
He added: "It's been quite productive. Just trying to write some new songs."
Meanwhile co-frontman Pete Doherty revealed in NME‘s In Conversation series: “We put a few new songs together, me and Carl.”
Barât added: “Now the four of us just have to learn and play them, and write a few more.
“Sonically, we want to do something we haven’t done before… I think we’ll be looking to do something with a different energy than before. But we’re not at that stage yet.”
The Likely Lads also shared the details of a new track entitled Shiver, which Doherty says has “a sentimental hark back” to the likes of previous Libs tracks,The Delaney and Music When The Lights Go Out.
Barât agreed, adding: “Yeah, ‘Shiver’’s great. I was listening to that last night, actually.”
Meanwhile, drummer Gary Powell told NME back in August that his focus was on “forging forward” with the band’s fourth album although he said they weren’t going to reinvent the wheel.
“The good thing is everybody’s been writing,” Powell said. “Obviously, we’re not going to try and reinvent the wheel… but I think we can push the boat out a little more while still bringing something that has the same emotional integrity and dynamism that the audience craves when they come to a Libertines show.”
The Libertines' new album is yet to have an official title or a release date, but watch this space.
Last year saw The Libertines celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album Up The Bracket, which was released on 14th October 2022.
To help mark the milestone, Global Player launched a podcast featuring exclusive interviews with the band.
Up The Bracket - 20 Years of The Libertines, hosted by Radio X’s Sunta Templeton, told the story of the era-defining debut album through interviews with Peter Doherty, Carl Barât, John Hassall and Gary Powell.
Listen to the podcast episodes now on Global Player or watch the film below:
Up The Bracket: 20 Years Of The Libertines