The Libertines have announced details of a new album, ‘All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade.’
The English four-piece will release their eagerly-awaited follow up to 2015’s ‘Anthems for Doomed Youth’ on 8th March 2024.
Pete Doherty said the band found peace working on the new album.
“We really came together as a band. It was a moment of rare peace and unity, with all the members contributing,” he said.
“I feel like we’ve completed a cycle of some kind as a band, and finally now we can add these songs to the setlist, because we’ve got some bangers in there.
“Now we’ve opened the hotel and used the studio ourselves and it’s all worked out – more Libertines records? I should hope so!” Doherty added.
Libertine’s co-frontman Carl Barât also opened up about the bands new sense of purpose.
“Our first record was born out of panic, and disbelief that we were actually allowed to be in a studio; the second was born of total strife and misery; the third was born of complexity; this one feels like we were all actually in the same place, at the same speed, and we really connected,” Barât said.
The band has also just released the album’s lead single, ‘Run Run Run.’
“It’s about being trapped, and trying to escape your dismal life, a bit like the man in Bukowski’s Post Office. The worst thing for the Libertines would be to get stuck in a ‘Run-run-run’ rut, constantly trying to relive our past,” Barât said.
‘All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade’ was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Dimitri Tikovoï (The Horrors/Charli XCX/Becky Hill) and recorded at The Albion Rooms in Margate.
The new LP was mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat, whose credits include Paul McCartney and Liam Gallagher.
Check out the new track ‘Run, Run, Run’ – HERE