And the boys are going down well on their current tour of Japan...

Libertines have recorded a cover of THE SMALL FACES’ ‘LAZY SUNDAY’ for a new film.

The group went into a London studio earlier this month to record the track, which will feature on the soundtrack to ‘Black Ball’ later this year. Apart from the name of the film, details of the project remain sketchy.

The original song features on the mod band’s late ’60s psychedelic classic ‘Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake’, and is said to be a favourite of the band.


A Libertines insider told NME.COM: “The group think it embodies the spirit of London in the summer – the scamps and the dreamers all converging for a snooze after a lunchtime of drinks.”

Libertines are currently on tour in Japan, from where Pete Doherty has been writing an online diary.

“Most of our gigs out here start at 7pm or so, which is odd.” he wrote. “Last time around we were playing 25 minutes to bawdy festival crowds, this time round we’re storming through an hour or so to crowds echoing devotion not experienced here since a popular American hip-hop act last year.”

A brand new single from the band is scheduled for July, and they will play at this year’s Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals in August.

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