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

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

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.