Carl Barat: 'I'm too busy to reform The Libertines in 2010'

He also lambasts fans for texting him pretending to be Pete Doherty

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Libertines

Carl Barat has said he will not reform The Libertines until at least 2011, because he is too busy.

Speaking at the premiere of the 'Breaking Rocks' film at Proud Camden in London last night (October 1), Barat told the BBC that The Libertines will not reform in 2010, adding that he doesn't want to simply regroup for money.

"I'm too busy next year. Maybe the year after that," he said. "See how it goes. When it needs to happen, it will fall into place. It's more a way of life than a band for me. I’m not going to jump up there and play the songs for some money – if it feels right then it will fall into place."

Barat also stated that he hasn't spoken to Pete Doherty "for a while", though he keeps being sent text messages from fans pretending to be his old bandmate.

"I keep getting kids texting me pretending to be Pete, which is a bit confusing because I never know when it actually is [Doherty]," he revealed. "Without realising, I could be harming my diplomatic relations with Pete by sending reactionary texts."

In March this year, Pete Doherty told NME.COM that The Libertines have "unfinished business", and was keen to get the group back together.

Read More On This Artist

More News
X Factor winner Ben Haenow claims Official Christmas Number One
Kiss to collaborate on two songs with Japanese pop group Momoiro Clover Z
Lynyrd Skynyrd to perform first two albums live for DVD release
Q-Tip gives Iggy Azalea hip-hop history lesson in lengthy series of tweets
David Fincher to direct HBO show based on 1980s music video experiences
Questlove tells of years-long attempts to taste Patti LaBelle's cooking in new animated video
Hackers threaten to release Iggy Azalea sex tape snapshots
The Rolling Stones release video thanking fans for recent support
Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams perform together on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' – watch
Nicki Minaj unveils 16-minute short film 'The Pinkprint Movie' – watch
Azealia Banks and Action Bronson involved in Twitter beef
Tyler the Creator and Erykah Badu to star in Adult Swim cartoon special about police brutality
Chris Martin says Angelina Jolie 'kidnapped' him to write a song for her new film
Sky Ferreira shares DIIV-directed home video for 'Omanko'
Madonna rush-releases six new tracks following album leak
U2 accused of 'poor taste' for video based on sectarian violence in Northern Ireland
First Aid Kit share video for cover of REM's 'Walk Unafraid'
Grimes says Dizzee Rascal is one of her 'all time favourite musicians'
Broken Social Scene share new song 'Golden Facelift'
James Murphy streams 'Remixes Made With Tennis Data' album
Incubus reveal plan to release two EPs in 2015
Funding campaign launched for planned Hip Hop Hall of Fame museum

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM