Thursday, December 03, 2015
[Video] The Libertines - You're My Waterloo
The Libertines have shared the new video to third single 'You’re My Waterloo', taken from their 'Anthems For Doomed Youth' album.
The short film, co-directed by Roger Sargent and Carl Barât, stars Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Marama Corlett (The Goob/Sinbad/Desert Dancer) and tells the story of two lovers, immersed in each other and the after dark London they inhabit. It was filmed at night around Waterloo and Wapping.
Roger Sargent adds: “Carl was keen to show a glimpse of the London he and Peter knew before The Libertines, a kind of nocturnal nether world, beautiful, intense, romantic. We decided not to feature the band and to tell a story through the eyes of a fictional boy and a girl. It was a perfect opportunity to work with Carl, to make the story and the setting come alive. Working with Freddie and Marama was really exciting, Freddie is well known already and Marama is going to be a huge star. They ‘got’ the idea quickly and the dynamic of the slightly unhealthy codependent relationship. I wanted it to hold a mirror up to Peter and Carl’s relationship, but with more purity and beauty than is usually portrayed.”
The Libertines play their biggest UK shows to date, with seven arena dates scheduled in January:
21 Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
23 Manchester Arena
25 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
26 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
27 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
29 Bournemouth BIC
30 London The O2