The Libertines are proud to unveil the video for “Run Run Run,” the first single from their forthcoming fourth studio album, All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade, which is released though Casablanca/Republic Records on March 8th, 2024.
The video for “Run Run Run” features a life in a day of a seedy Flash Harry cab driver, who drives his various customers round the fleshpots and watering holes of Margate in his retro Bentley Turbo motor, stopping off to pay off his gambling debts and neck a pigs ear or ten, before getting back on the job. The cab driver is played by grizzled English character actor Geoff Bell (Girl With A Pearl Earring/ War Horse / His Dark Materials). 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 first in a series of Margate-themed videos which will feature the characters from the songs (and the album cover artwork) from All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade.
Featuring eleven new sparkling Libertines songs with songwriting credits shared among the four band members, the album 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 earlier this year during February and March 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.
The Libertines are Peter Doherty – vocals/guitar, Carl Barât – vocals/guitar, John Hassall – bass guitar and Gary Powell– drums. The band have released three albums: Up The Bracket (2002); The Libertines (2004); and Anthems For Doomed Youth (2015).