Carl Barât on new Libertines album: ‘I’m proud of what we’ve written so far’

Barât has returned to UK after writing with Pete Doherty in Thailand

Carl Barât has returned from his trip to Thailand where he was writing new Libertines material with Pete Doherty, stating that he’s “proud of what [they’ve] written so far.”

Last week, Barât had revealed that he was heading to Thailand to begin work on The Libertines’ new record. He has since tweeted that he has returned from the trip, writing: “Glad to be back in Blighty, proud of what we’ve written in Thailand so far, back out there again soon, mind you.” Barât hashtagged the post “#albionaye”.


Pete Doherty has previously confirmed to NME that the Libertines will be recording their first album in 11 years at Karma Studios in Thailand. A picture showing Doherty and Barât writing new material was posted onto Instagram by Doherty’s manager, Adrian Hunter, recently. The photo, entitled Writers, showed the Libertines men sitting across from each other on a table with their guitars and notebooks.

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The Libertines plan to release their new album this year. The band released a short video in December that showed them signing a record deal with Virgin/EMI in Thailand in lieu of the release. Barât had previously stated that he was visiting Doherty in Thailand and that the pair had “five new tunes on the workbench”.

Doherty left a rehabilitation facility in nearby Chon Buri after completing treatment for his drug addictions.

Meanwhile, the Libertines are also nominated for the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas. Visit our awards page to cast your vote on who you want to win You can also buy tickets for the awards ceremony which takes place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 18 February.