THE LIBERTINES announce new album 'All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade' & share first single 'Run Run Run'

The Libertines 2023 Photo Credit Ed Cooke
Photo Credit Ed Cooke

The Libertines are excited to announce the release of their fourth studio album entitled All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade, out 8th March 2024. The release marks the band’s first new album in nine years and opens with the infectious new single, "Run Run Run", out today.

Opening All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade is the first single, "Run, Run, Run" a huge singalong punk rock anthem; Carl says, “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.”

Listen to "Run Run Run" - BELOW:

On All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade, the quartet of unlikely lads have gathered from their new-found homes in France, Denmark, Margate and London to solder the strongest-ever internal bond and scale new creative heights, resulting in the best music of their extraordinary career so far.

Featuring eleven new sparkling Libertines songs with songwriting credits shared among the four band members, the album was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Dimitri Tikovoï (The Horrors/Charli XCX/Becky Hill) and recorded at The Albion Rooms in Margate. Recorded in just four weeks earlier this year during February and March and finished over seven days at La Ferme de Gestein Studios in Normandy, with additional production and mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat (Lana Del Rey/Liam Gallagher/Paul McCartney).

The story of the making of All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade goes like this - in September ’22, Libs glimmer twins Doherty and Barât decamped to Geejam in Port Antonio, Jamaica. Away from any distraction, the chemistry between the infamous songwriting partnership began to bubble in earnest.

Fast forward to February ’23, and Peter and Carl regrouped with rock solid knaves to the rhythm, John and Gary, at The Albion Rooms, and, says Doherty, “we really came together as a band. It was a moment of rare peace and unity, with all the members contributing.”

For Carl, the whole Libertines journey has been leading to this moment. “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.”

Peter proclaims: “We're over the moon, and the ball is in the back of the net… and I'm chuffed for the lads!” He adds, more seriously, “I feel like we’ve completed a cycle of some kind as a band, and finally now we can add these songs to the set list, 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!”

The album - named All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade as a nod to their hotel’s street address and their enduring love of Erich Maria Remarque’s landmark anti-war novel – is an unequivocal triumph.

All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade will be available on CD, deluxe CD, 12” vinyl in limited edition coloured variants, deluxe double vinyl cassette and digital download. The track listing for all formats is:
Run, Run, Run
Mustang
Have A Friend
Merry Old England
Man With The Melody
Oh Shit
Night Of The Hunter
Baron’s Claw
Shiver
Be Young
Songs They Never Play On The Radio

The Libertines

The Libertines are Peter Doherty – vocals/guitar, Carl Barât – vocals/guitar, John Hassall – bass guitar and Gary Powell– drums. The band have released three albums: Up The Bracket (2002); The Libertines (2004); and Anthems For Doomed Youth (2015).

 

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