The Libertines’ Carl Barat joins new band

Libertine set to join London four-piece Eyes On Film for 'foreseeable future'

Carl Barat has joined a new band.

The Libertine will play guitar with London four-piece Eyes On Film at a one-off show at London’s Proud Galleries on August 16 and will continue playing with the band for the “foreseeable future”, according to a statement.

The statement from Eyes On Film’s management – which is the same as Barat’s – reads: “Barat will inevitably add to the scuzzy, filthy electro rock sound the band have honed and made their own, giving it a truly commercial, 21st century edge.”

Earlier this month, Barat said that he would be reuniting with Pete Doherty once he had returned from rehab in Thailand. While confirming that he had already begun recording his new solo record, Barat said: “I’m always hungry for something else. I’m working really hard on a new solo album. I spoke to Pete before he went to rehab in Thailand and there could be something happening.”

Doherty has subsequently returned to London after being thrown out of rehab.

He added: “When he gets back hopefully we’ll be on the same page and we’ll take it from there. I’m hoping that the album will be done by the end of the year.”

Barat previously told NME that the pair will “pick up where we left off” in the future in an exclusive video interview you can watch below, following reports that the duo had met up in a London pub.

“I’m always out with Pete,” he said. “Just sometimes I’m out with Pete in a visible place and other times not. We had a good chat and we’re both getting on fine.” He added: “We’re both doing different things, [but] I’m sure at some point we’ll pick up where we left off when it’s needed.”