The Libertines are cock-a-hoop to announce the release a new single Shiver, taken from the band’s forthcoming new album, All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade.

Shiver is co-written by Peter Doherty and Carl Barât:

Carl “Peter had a song and I had a song and we mashed them up and did it collaboratively.”

Peter “I would probably find it difficult to work out who did what because we were both there the whole time through its creation. It should really be called ‘The Last Dream Of Every Dying Soldier’, but everyone liked the title ‘Shiver’.”

The video for Shiver a Bergmanesque seaside funeral of a pearly king, shot in stark black and white, stars the Libertines in their sharpest charcoal threads alongside a cast of several characters who appear on the sleeve art for All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade. The video was directed by Alex Brown (La Roux / James Blake) and shot in Cliftonville, Margate, and at The Libertines’ hotel The Albion Rooms. It is the third installment in a series of Margate-themed videos, following on from first single Run, Run, Run VIDEO and Night Of The Hunter VIDEO

The Libertines will also be recording a session at BBC Maida Vale Studios later this month for broadcast on Radio 2 ‘Piano Room’ in February. 

All Quiet On The Eastern EsplanadeThe Libertines’ fourth album, is released on 8th March ’24 through EMI and is available to preorder here: 

All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Dimitri Tikovoï (The Horrors/Charli XCX/Becky Hill) and recorded at The Albion Rooms in Margate. Recorded in just four weeks during February and March ’23 and finished over seven days at La Ferme de Gestein Studios in Normandy, with additional production and mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat (Lana Del Rey/Liam Gallagher/Paul McCartney).

All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade will be available on CD, deluxe CD, 12” vinyl in limited edition coloured variants, deluxe double vinyl cassette and digital download.

Having stormed the Lido in Margate for two shows in December, The Libertines play the following club shows over the next few months, all of which sold out within minutes of going on sale.


23rd TUE Stockton Arc

24th Wed Liverpool Cavern Club

25th THU Milton Keynes MK11

27th SAT Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

28th SUN Derby Hairy Dog

29th  Mon Lincoln Drill Hall


11th SUN Falmouth Pavilions

12th Mon Southampton Engine Room

14th WED Stoke Underground

15th THU Leeds The Wardrobe

16th FRI Glasgow Oran Mor

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