The Libertines reveal violent, drug-filled ‘Heart Of The Matter’ video – watch

Song features on band's recent comeback album 'Anthems For Doomed Youth'

The Libertines have shared a video for their track ‘Heart Of The Matter’.

The song features on the band’s recent comeback album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’, which was released earlier this month (September 11) and beaten to the top spot of the UK Albums Chart by Stereophonics.

The ‘Heart Of The Matter’ video sees the band force drugs upon their kidnapped doppelgangers while members of the public watch on. Scroll below to view.


Director Roger Sargent says of the clip, “The Libertines have never been a band to lack candour or bravery… almost to a fault. Their honesty, their friendship, has played out in the public domain often with catastrophic consequences.”

“In ‘Heart Of The Matter’, Peter and Carl reflectively talk about the damage and abuse they have caused themselves over the years, openly mystified that they have survived thus far. It’s a catharsis, a bleak, bold and brave one.

“To that end, when we talked about making the video for the song we all felt it had to be similarly honest. The unsettling subjects could not be shied away from. On the contrary, these had to be faced head on.”

‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ is the band’s third studio album and first effort in 11 years, following on from 2004’s self-titled LP and their 2002 debut ‘Up The Bracket’.

The Libertines recently announced details of a UK arena tour for January 2016.


The Libertines will play:

Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena (January 21, 2016)
Manchester Arena (23)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (25)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (26)
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (27)
Bournemouth BIC (29)
London The O2 (30)