New single: You’re My Waterloo (Available Now)
The Libertines, release a new single You’re My Waterloo, taken from the bands Top 3 album Anthems For Doomed Youth. You’re My Waterloo is the third single, along with Gunga Din (Q Magazines ‘Track of the Year’) and Heart of The Matter, to be lifted from the album.
The short film for You’re My Waterloo was co-directed by Roger Sargent and Carl Barât, stars Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / The Spiderwick Chronicles) and Marama Corlett (The Goob / Sinbad / Desert Dancer) and tells the story of two lovers, immersed in each other and the after dark London they inhabit.
Watch new single: You’re My Waterloo (Available Now)
It was filmed at night around Waterloo and Wapping. Roger Sargent adds: “Carl was keen to show a glimpse of the London he and Peter knew before The
Libertines, a kind of nocturnal nether world, beautiful, intense, romantic. We decided not to feature the band and to tell a story through the eyes of a fictional boy and a girl. It was a perfect opportunity to work with Carl, to make the story and the setting come alive. Working with Freddie and Marama was really exciting, Freddie is well known already and Marama is going to be a huge star. They ‘got’ the idea quickly and the dynamic of the slightly unhealthy codependent relationship. I wanted it to hold a mirror up to Peter and Carl’s relationship, but with more purity and beauty than is usually portrayed.”
As previously announced The Libertines will be playing their biggest UK shows to date with seven arena dates in January:
Thursday 21st Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
Saturday 23rd Manchester Arena
Monday 25th Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Tuesday 26th Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Wednesday 27th Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Friday 29th Bournemouth BIC
Saturday 30th London The O2
This year The Libertines have headlined: the Reading & Leeds Festivals, T In The Park, festivals across Europe in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Mexico, The Netherlands and Hong Kong along with a surprise appearance at the Glastonbury Festival.
The Libertines are Peter Doherty – vocals/guitar, Carl Barât – vocals/guitar, John Hassall – bass guitar and Gary Powell– drums.
What the papers had to say about Anthems For Doomed Youth on its release in
“They’re back – enjoy it while you can” (Mojo) ****
“A career peak.” (Uncut) ********
“Genuinely great songwriters with a uniquely skewed vision.” (The Guardian)****
“Worth the eleven year wait.” (Evening Standard) ****
“The Libertines have pulled it off.” (Mail On Sunday) ****
“Quite terrific.” (Daily Mirror) ****
“This album is very good.” (The Sun) ****
“This is the great album they were always capable of.” (Daily Star) ****
“A triumph.” (Metro) ****
“It’s rich with mood and gorgeous melodies.” (Pitchfork) ********
“Reminding us why we fell in love with them in the first place” (Glamour) ****
“Listeners may just find their favourite Libertines album yet.” (Clash) ********
“Mental and chaotic, sure. But brilliant, too.” (Zoo Magazine) ****
“Refined, learned, ‘Anthems For doomed Youth’ sees the likely lads face their demons, embracing the modern age with much the same conviction that thrusted greatness upon them in the beginning.” (Artrocker) ****