Between blood, revenge and riffs electrifying, The Libertines mark their return with “Night of the Hunter.”
The Libertines is back with his simplest, “Night of the Hunter”which is part of the anticipated LP All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade. The band, after a nine-year absence, has returned with an intriguing narrative approach that paints a Shakespearian picture of blood and vengeance.
The music video, directed by Alex Brown, takes place on the stages of Cliftonville, Margate, and the iconic hotel, The Albion Rooms. This video is the continuation of the series of Margate themed clips, started with the previous single, “Run run run”. The choice of the title, inspired by the film Charles Laughtonadds an extra layer of drama.
In a revealing statement, the band’s leader, Peter Doherty, shared the story behind the song. The plot develops around the revenge of a character who, without fully understanding the death of his partner, feels that the victim deserved it. The song explores the idea of not anticipating the law and facing the consequences.
The guitarist Carl Barat revealed that the song initially took the form of a riff that, interestingly, evoked the feel of “Swan Lake.” The collaboration with the Grammy-nominated producer, Dimitri Tikovoïresulted in an eclectic album that the band is eager to share.
All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade arrives March 8, 2024 via Virgin EMImarking the triumphant return of The Libertines. Ahead of the release, the band will play several shows in the UK, including two in their beloved Margate.