The Libertines have debuted their first new material since 2004’s self-titled second album. Playing at the Netherlands’ Best Kept Secret Festival, the band played through Gunga Gin, which is set to feature on the third record, set for release later this year through Virgin EMI.
Pete Doherty can be heard at the start of the video saying, ‘We’re gonna give you one, but it’s gotta be a secret, yeah? Turn all your phones off.‘ Carl Barat quips, ‘She’ll die, she ain’t ready!‘. Needless to say, not everyone respected Pete’s request and so we’re left with this fan-vid, complete with crappy audio and huge security guards hovering into view. The reggae-ish upbeat track features the telltale raw guitar-work of Pete and Carl, as well as the vocal riffing of the two frontmen.
The Libertines have said to NME that the new album will be more progressive than earlier offerings, for fear of repeating themselves.