Another Time For Heroes: The Libertines announce new album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’


We got a taste of new Libertines material last week, and now we’re getting a whole lot more: The reunited British rock band have announced their new record — and first in 11 years — will be called Anthems For Doomed Youth, and it drops September 4 on Harvest Records. The first single is “Gunga Din,” a track debuted at Best Kept Secret Festival in the Netherlands late last month, and its proper recorded version will be premiered tonight by Annie Mac on Radio One.

The band are optimistic about the new material, but warn it will sound very much like the Libertines.

“They’re as melodic as ever — bouncy and buoyant, but with those ever-present doom-laden undertones,” Pete Doherty told Rolling Stone last year. “You know what we’re like. We’re all over the place, we’re a mess, but we’ve got a few things going for us — and that is these melodies that weave our fucking songs together.”


The new Libs album, which finally follows-up 2004’s self-titled LP, was produced by Jake Gosling and recorded over six weeks in April and May at Karma Sound Studios in Thailand. Pre-order begins July 24.

Check out the track listing, artwork, and some Libertines tour dates, via Louder Than War, below.

Anthems For Doomed Youth tracklist:
01 “Barbarians”
02 “Gunga Din”
03 “Fame And Fortune”
04 “Anthem For Doomed Youth”
05 “Heart Of The Matter”
06 “Belly Of The Beast”
07 “Iceman”
08 “You’re My Waterloo”
09 “Fury Of Chonburi”
10 “The Milkman’s Horse”
11 “Glasgow Coma Scale Blues”
12 “Dead For Love”


Deluxe edition bonus tracks
13 “Love On The Dole”
14 “Bucket Shop”
15 “Lust Of The Libertines”
16 “7 Deadly Sins”

Libertines album

The Libertines 2015 tour dates

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