The follow-up to 'Anthems for Doomed Youth' is coming
The Libertines have revealed that they will release a new album later this year.
The band returned in 2015 with ‘Anthems for Doomed Youth’, their third album to date and first record in 11 years.
Now, a press release announcing the band’s new studio/hotel states that they have “commenced writing their fourth studio album” and that the LP is “scheduled to be released in summer 2018”.
The band’s members are said to have “already made themselves at home” at The Albion Rooms and “will be inviting both fans and the world’s press to play a part in the creative process”.
The album is set to receive a playback and launch party at the venue at a later date.
The Albion Rooms is located in Margate, Kent and is a five storey, 10-room property. An opening date is to be announced in due course.
The band are said to have been “inspired by the celluloid co-habitation antics of the Beatles and the Monkees” and “had been looking for a creative home: a living art space, a Warholian factory, with guest rooms, a bar and studio.”
The guest rooms are “individually designed… each with a distinctly Libertines’ style”.
Get a first-look glimpse of The Albion Rooms in the video above.