Pete Doherty says he is not currently in contact with Libertines bandmate Carl Barât

The frontman says he is still hopeful of a reunion though

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Peter Doherty has said that he is not currently in contact with Carl Barât, dashing hopes of reunion for The Libertines anytime soon.

Doherty, who will release a new album with Babyshambles in September, reveals the current status of his relationship with Barât in an interview in this week's NME, which is available on newsstands now or digitally.

"It's all gone quiet on the Western Front," he said. "[Libertines drummer] Gary Powell, I believe, is playing drums for the New York Dolls again. I've not spoken to Carl recently. But I'm sure if there's any gigs lined up I'll be the first to know about it."

The Libertines reformed in 2010 for performances at the Reading and Leeds festivals as well as a one-off headline date at The Forum in London. Speaking about the band's debut album 'Up The Bracket' on its 10th anniversary in 2012, Carl Barât said: "It's like a time capsule, bristling. I feel beatific joy twinned with deep sorrow, which was what wrote the songs back then."

Elsewhere in the interview with Doherty, he revealed that he would have to "lose a hand" before he could give up drugs. Doherty confirms he is still using crack cocaine and heroin and says: "I don't think it's possible to sustain a healthy, for want of a better word, cocaine and heroin dependancy, and then call yourself healthy by any stretch of the imagination."

BLOG: Read Matt Wilkinson's account of his attempts at pinning Pete Doherty down for this week's cover interview.
GALLERY: The highs and lows of Peter Doherty.

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