Duo give exclusive joint interview at Shockwaves NME Awards

Pete Doherty has said that The Libertines will reform in 2010 – while former band-mate Carl Barat has claimed that the pair are still The Libertines anyway.

The pair spoke to Neil Cole on NME Radio at the Shockwaves NME Awards last night (February 25) – their only joint interview on the night – with Barat suggesting that he had plans for a solo album before any reformation takes place.

Cole mentioned that if he was interviewing them a few years ago he would have been interviewing The Libertines, to which Barat said: “You have got The Libertines in front of you – what are you talking about?”

Doherty added: “I’ve been trying to twist his arm about that one,” then later said, “2010”.

“I always put Pete forward as a little guinea pig,” Barat then joked. “Pete solo, that worked out, so I’ll do that next year.”

To hear the interview at 3pm (GMT) and 7pm today (February 26), tune in through Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 or via NME.COM/Radio.

Pete Doherty won the Best Solo Artist award at the bash last night.

For complete coverage from this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards, including news, photo galleries, video interviews and live blogs straight from the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton, head to our awards index at NME.COM/awards now.

NME TV will have highlights and interviews from the awards, head to NME.COM/nmetv for the full schedule.

There will also be a highlights show on Channel 4 on Friday (February 27) at 7.30pm (GMT) and on Saturday (28) at 10.55am.

Meanwhile, get this week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands now – for an exclusive covers CD featuring this year’s Godlike Geniuses, The Cure. The awards review issue itself will be on the shelves from next Wednesday (March 4), boasting exclusive interviews, photos and more.

The Cure will headline the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London on February 26, with NME.COM again bringing you full coverage.