The Libertines are cock-a-hoop to announce the release a new single “Shiver,” taken from the band’s forthcoming new album, All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade. You can check the new track’s official video out below.
“Shiver” is co-written by The Libertines’ co-frontmen Peter Doherty and Carl Barât. The later said “Peter had a song and I had a song and we mashed them up and did it collaboratively.”
Doherty added “I would probably find it difficult to work out who did what because we were both there the whole time through its creation. It should really be called ‘The Last Dream Of Every Dying Soldier’, but everyone liked the title ‘Shiver’.”
The video for “Shiver” is a Bergman-esque seaside funeral of a pearly king, shot in stark black and white, stars the Libertines in their sharpest charcoal threads alongside a cast of several characters who appear on the sleeve art for All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade.
The new visual was directed by Alex Brown (La Roux /James Blake) and shot in Cliftonville, Margate and at The Libertines’ hotel The Albion Rooms. It is the third instalment in a series of Margate-themed videos, following on from first single “Run, Run, Run” and “Night Of The Hunter.” You can watch the new video below.
The Libertines will also be recording a session at BBC Maida Vale Studios later this month for broadcast on Radio 2 ‘Piano Room’ in February.
All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade, The Libertines’ fourth album, is set for release on March 8 2024 through EMI. 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 during February and March 2023 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).
All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade will be available on CD, deluxe CD, 12” vinyl in limited edition colored variants, deluxe double vinyl cassette and digital download.
Having stormed the Lido in Margate for two shows in December, The Libertines play the following club shows over the next few months, all of which sold out within minutes of going on sale.
The Libertines play the following UK shows:
January 23: Stockton, Arc
January 24: Liverpool, Cavern Club
January 25: Milton Keynes, MK11
January 27: Cardiff, Club for Bach
January 28: Derby, Hairy Dog
January 29: Lincoln, Drill Hall
February 11: Falmouth, Pavilions
February 12: Southampton, Engine Room
February 14: Stoke, Underground
February 15: Leeds, The Wardrobe
February 16: Glasgow, Oran Mor