Noel Gallagher has said that he cannot accept Carl Barât’s invite to produce the new Libertines album.
As reported, Barat announced he wants Noel Gallagher to produce the eagerly awaited record, stating, “I’d love to work with him”, in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally.
However, speaking to NME in a video interview you can watch above, Gallagher states that the band’s insistence on recording abroad means he will be unable to participate.
“We’ve exchanged a few emails but unfortunately they want to do it in Thailand,” Gallagher says. “With the best will in the world, I’m on tour and I can’t do it. I would genuinely love to be involved but they’re going to do it in Thailand and I can’t be in Thailand.”
The High Flying Birds singer does offer a piece of advice to The Libertines, however, regarding their third album. He stated: “As long as they don’t overthink it, they’ll be alright.”
Speaking to NME, The Libertines’ Carl Barat had previously said: “I know Noel’s really busy, but hopefully he’s got a bit of time for the Libertines who love him so.”
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds release their second album in March. The Libertines are expected release an album later in 2015.