Carl Barât says he has ‘no idea’ if The Libertines will make another album

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Singer also reveals he's still worried about bandmate Pete Doherty's addiction troubles

The LibertinesCarl Barât has raised doubts over recent reports that the band will start work on their next album “as soon as possible”.

The band recently announced that third album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ will be released on September 11. The 12-track effort is the band’s first album in 11 years, following their 2004 self-titled album and 2002 debut ‘Up The Bracket’.

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Speaking at T In The Park festival, each member of the band unanimously confirmed to the BBC that they would be interested in making another record. Singer Pete Doherty said he wished to record the LP “as soon as possible”.

However, now Barat has told NME that he “doesn’t know” about the band’s future and is unconcerned as he doesn’t want to “jinx it by making plans”. He would, however, ideally like to think a follow-up will come out eventually.

Quizzed about Doherty’s comments, Barât said: “I don’t know. Cor, one step at a time, Martin. I have no idea really. I don’t really think outside of my head for more than 40 seconds at the moment. It’s for good reason, really. I don’t want to jinx it by making plans, but absolutely. That’d be a lovely thing.”

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Barât was also asked about Doherty’s current health following news that he will take his drugs counsellor on tour with the band. He replied: “I don’t worry about the health, just the addiction. With or without a drugs counsellor, I worry about what it is that makes a person go to the dark place. That’s addiction – it’s very cut and dry. A lot of people don’t really understand addiction. Am I worried about addiction? Yeah.”

The Libertines recently pushed their new album release back from September 4 to September 11.

The band have released lead single ‘Gunga Din’, ‘Glasgow Coma Scale Blues’ and title-track ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’.
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