The Libertines announce details of new album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’

It's their first album in 11 years, with new single 'Gunga Din' premiering on Thursday evening (July 2)

The Libertines have unveiled details of their upcoming third album.

The 12-track record will be titled ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’, coming out on September 4 via Harvest. It’s their first album in 11 years, following on from their 2004 self-titled album and 2002 debut ‘Up The Bracket’.

Confirming the news via Facebook, the band wrote: “Dearest one and all, the day has finally arrived, to announce the unveiling of the new Libertines record – ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’. We do so with the utmost pride and jubilation. She (the record) will be available on the 4th of September.”

They have also confirmed that their new single – ‘Gunga Din’ (previously thought to be called ‘Gunga Gin’) – will be premiered on Thursday evening (July 2) on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show.

See the tracklist for ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ below. The deluxe edition comes with four bonus tracks (‘Love on the Dole’, ‘Bucket Shop’, ‘Lust of the Libertines’ and ‘7 Deadly Sins’).

‘Gunga Din’
‘Fame and Fortune’
‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’
‘Heart of the Matter’
‘Belly of the Beast’
‘You’re My Waterloo’
‘Fury of Chonburi’
‘The Milkman’s Horse’
‘Glasgow Coma Scale Blues’
‘Dead for Love’
‘Love on the Dole’ [Bonus]
‘Bucket Shop’ [Bonus]
‘Lust of the Libertines’ [Bonus]
‘7 Deadly Sins’ [Bonus]

The artwork is below.

The Libertines performed a secret set at Glastonbury on Friday night (June 26), filling the gap in the line-up left vacant when Florence + The Machine stepped up to the headline slot to replace the injured Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters.

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The Libertines performing live at Glastonbury Festival 2015

The band recently discussed experimenting with their signature sound for the upcoming LP, which will include the use of synths, in an interview with NME.

Drummer Gary Powell said: “I would have been really, really pissed off if we’d come back with a new album full of old stuff… The last thing I wanted us to do was sound like we were back in 2004”.