The Libertines are back with Gunga Din

The Libertines’ return continues at pace! Having put their much publicised troubles behind them, Carl and Pete just played a surprise triumphant set at the Glastonbury Festival, following sold out gigs at Alexandra Palace and Hyde Park last year. Excitingly, they are set to release their highly-anticipated new album, Anthems For Doomed Youth, in September ‘15. Here is their first single from the longplayer, Gunga Din, which is out today through all the usual channels.

It’s hard to tell, from this one song, whether the band are still able to emotively encapsulate the same level of zeitgeist and quintessential Britishness through their poetic-yet-visceral social commentary, but when Carl yells “Fuck it, here I go again…” it feels exciting in the same way that the “two-bob cunt” of What a Waster did 13 years ago (13 years! Shit the bed).

Here are the deets of The Libertines’ third album and their first in eleven years. It will be available as a standard twelve song CD, deluxe CD, 12” vinyl, digital download and a box set. The track listings and information for all formats is:

• Barbarians
• Gunga Din
• Fame and Fortune
• Anthem for Doomed Youth
• Heart of the Matter
• Belly of the Beast
• Iceman
• You’re My Waterloo
• Fury of Chonburi
• The Milkman’s Horse
• Glasgow Coma Scale Blues
• Dead For Love

(Bonus songs recorded live at Karma Sound Studios 20th May 2015)
• Love On The Dole
• Bucket Shop
• Lust Of The Libertines
• 7 Deadly Sins


• Deluxe Album
• 12” Vinyl Album
• Demo CD (6 songs)
• Exclusive film by Roger Sargent
• Signed art print
• Artwork for each song

The band are playing at the following venues over the European summer:

2nd Poland Open’er Festival
4th Milano Summer Arena Assago
9th Ireland Dublin 3 Arena
10th-12th Scotland T in The Park Strathallan Castle
22nd Ibiza Rocks
24th Spain Low Festival

26th Zurich Openair Festival
28th-30th Leeds Festival
30th-30th Reading Festival
28th-30th Paris Rock En Seine

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Words by Bobby Townsend.