The Libertines ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ September 4th

The Libertines ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ September 4th

New album: Anthems For Doomed Youth (4th September)

New single: Gunga Din (available 3rd July)

The Libertines release their highly anticipated new album Anthems For Doomed Youth through Virgin EMI Records on Friday 4th September ‘15. A single Gunga Din is available from Friday 3rd July. The album is now available to preorder on the official site, iTunes and Amazon

The video for Gunga Din, filmed in ‘Walking Street’ Pattaya, was directed by Roger Sargent and will be available to view at 8PM on Thursday 2nd July here. The first play of the single by Annie Mac (Radio One) will premier half an hour earlier at 7:30PM.

Anthems For Doomed Youth was produced by Jake Gosling and recorded at Karma Sound Studios, Thailand, over 6 weeks during April and May 2015. It is The Libertines’ third album and their first in eleven years. It will be available as a standard twelve song CD, deluxe CD, 12” vinyl, digital download and a box set. The track listings and information for all formats is:

• Barbarians
• Gunga Din
• Fame and Fortune
• Anthem for Doomed Youth
• Heart of the Matter
• Belly of the Beast
• Iceman
• You’re My Waterloo
• Fury of Chonburi
• The Milkman’s Horse
• Glasgow Coma Scale Blues
• Dead For Love

(Bonus songs recorded live at Karma Sound Studios 20th May 2015)
• Love On The Dole
• Bucket Shop
• Lust Of The Libertines
• 7 Deadly Sins
• Deluxe Album
• 12” Vinyl Album
• Demo CD (6 songs)
• Exclusive film by Roger Sargent
• Signed art print
• Artwork for each song

Having just made a surprise triumphant return at the Glastonbury Festival, on the Pyramid stage on Friday night (26th June), The Libertines previously sold over 100,000 tickets in London alone last year with sold-out appearances at Alexander Palace (3 shows – September) and Hyde Park British Summer Time (July). This summer they will be headlining T in The Park and the Reading & Leeds Festivals and then playing the following:
2nd Poland Open’er Festival
4th Milano Summer Arena Assago
9th Ireland Dublin 3 Arena
10th-12th Scotland T in The Park Strathallan Castle
22nd Ibiza Rocks
24th Spain Low Festival

26th Zurich Openair Festival
28th-30th Leeds Festival
30th-30th Reading Festival
28th-30th Paris Rock En Seine

12th Berlin Tempelhof Airport Lollapalooza

21st Mexico Festival Corona Capital

The Libertines released their debut single, What A Waster, in June 2002. A second single Up The Bracket was released in September of the same year and hit the UK Top 30 and was followed by their debut album, also entitled Up The Bracket (produced by Mick Jones – The Clash). Time For Heroes was unveiled in January 2003 followed by Don’t Look Back Into The Sun (August, produced by Bernard Butler). A second album, The Libertines, was released in August 2004 and entered the UK album chart at Number One, spawning the top 10 singles Can’t Stand Me Now and What Became Of The Likely Lads.

The Libertines are Peter Doherty – vocals/guitar, Carl Barât – vocals/guitar, John Hassall – bass guitar and Gary Powell– drums.


“No artist in the early millennium generated as thrilling a crackle of excitement as The Libertines, one of those rare bands who can change the way you walk, talk, dress and behave.”
(The Metro 29th September 2014 ****)
“They have an idiosyncratic magic that many slicker bands lack.” (Q Magazine 1st August 2014)
“It’s rousing, shambolic and feels oddly true to the spirit of the band.” (The Guardian 6th July 2014 ****)
“Their third album has finally emerged. It’s the moment anyone who ever dreamed of Albion has been waiting ten years for.”
(NME 17th June 2015)
“The music – new track Gunga Din included – has never sounded better.” (Daily Star 27th June 2015)
“The Libertines proved a blessing, their rackety guitar anthems and spirit of fraternal bonhomie inspiring a raucous sing-along. It was the perfect soundtrack to a Glastonbury sunset, all the flags waving up the hillside, as much a vision of englishness as John major’s village green and warm beer.”
(Daily Telegraph 28th June 2015)

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