The Libertines reveal new song ‘Heart Of The Matter’ in lead up to new album release

Long-awaited third album is out on Friday (September 11)

The Libertines have revealed new song ‘Heart Of The Matter’.

The song comes ahead of the release of third album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’, which is out on Friday.

The 12-track effort is the band’s first album in 11 years, following their 2004 self-titled album and 2002 debut ‘Up The Bracket’. So far, they have released lead single ‘Gunga Din’, ‘Glasgow Coma Scale Blues’ and ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’.

The band will play five intimate shows to mark the release of their third studio LP, with dates scheduled at Glasgow O2 Academy (September 6), Nottingham Rock City (7), Bristol O2 Academy (8), London Electric Ballroom (10) and Manchester Ritz (11).

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Speaking at T In The Park festival in July, each member of the band told the BBC that they would be interested in making another record, with Pete Doherty saying he wished to record the LP “as soon as possible”.

However, Carl Barât subsequently told NME that he “doesn’t know” about the band’s future and is unconcerned as he doesn’t want to “jinx it by making plans”. He would, however, ideally like to think a follow-up will come out eventually.

Barât also spoke about Pete Doherty’s current health, following news that he will take his drugs counsellor on tour with the band