Libertines drummer Gary Powell has confirmed when the band’s next new album will be released.
Speaking in a new interview with Oliver Spencer, the plasterer gave an update on when the follow-up to the band’s 2015 LP ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ will see the light of day.
We have just recorded our latest album. I think we do one every 10 years or so. So the next person will come out of the grave. The album comes out in January [de 2024]“.
The band has been working on their new album since 2019 and last year they worked on the album in Jamaica.
Speaking to NME’s In Conversation series, frontman Carl Barât said at the time: “Sonically, we want to do something we haven’t done before… I think we’ll look to do something with a different energy than which was before him. it’s not there yet. that step.”
The band also shared details of a new song called ‘Shiver’, which Pete Doherty explained is a “real sentimental callback” to previous Libertines cuts ‘The Delaney’, ‘France’ and ‘Music When The Lights Go Out’. Co-leader Barât agreed, adding, “Yeah, ‘Shiver’ is great. I was listening to it last night.”
Powell also told NME that his focus was on “getting on” with the band’s fourth album. “The good thing is that everyone is writing,” he said. “Obviously we’re not going to try to reinvent the wheel … but I think we can push the boat a little further and still provide something with the same emotional integrity and dynamism that the audience wants while they are at a concert in Libertines. .”
When they began work on the record in 2019, Doherty said the band were exploring some ambitious directions in the new material, comparing it to The Clash’s ‘Sandinista’ split.
“Carl wants to do a ‘Sandinista’ thing with all these crazy ideas we have, so we’ll have all this freestyle stuff and folk stuff, then there’s the more traditional Doherty/Barat songs,” Doherty said. at the time. “I don’t think Gary and John’s songs are part of that, because they are very strong songs.”
Reviewing their latest album, former NME journalist Matt Wilkinson described the album as “The Libertines’ best album ever”.
Meanwhile, a new documentary about Pete Doherty will be shown at the Zurich Film Festival later this month.