The Libertines have got ‘bags of music’ for new album

Band confirmed the news at last night's NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas

The Libertines have started work on a new album, having released their comeback record ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ last September.

Libertines members Carl Barat and John Hassall spoke to NME at last night’s NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas and confirmed that they have been working on new music.

“We’re just negotiating a new deal with Virgin at the moment [for] the new album,” Hassall said on the red carpet. “So it’s all looking good.”


Barat added: “We’ve not really stopped writing. [We’ve got] bags of music”.

Barat also said that the band have “had the best year of our lives” over the past twelve months. “It’s been a right blessing. It’s really exciting. It’s just like we’re kids again really,” he continued.

The Libertines won two awards at last night’s NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas, taking home Music Moment Of The Year and Best Fan Community.

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It was also recently reported that Pete Doherty will release his second solo album later this year, the follow up to 2009 debut ‘Grace/ Wastelands’.

The album reportedly has the working title ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ and a single is expected to arrive in the spring.


‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ is the name of an Amy Winehouse tribute single Doherty released in 2015 with proceeds going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.