Carl tells NME.COM he wants to put out a second album of songs recorded during sessions for ‘Up The Bracket’…

Libertines want to release a “little bastard child” album of lost CARL and PETE songs recorded during the ‘UP THE BRACKET’ sessions, NME.COM can reveal.

Singer Carl Barat spoke exclusively to NME.COM about his plans to start mixing and mastering the songs that didn’t make it on the final cut of the band’s debut.

“‘Up The Bracket’ has got a little sister – an illegitimate child on the rock and roll welfare called ‘Down The Gullet'” he said. “When we recorded the first album we did about 30 songs but the hardest thing to do was work out what we were going to put on the album.


“Because we recorded the whole of the album live in about two weeks we got so much shit down we just hand-picked a selection. The little bastard album will probably have ten other tracks from those sessions on it.”

Songs set for inclusion are ‘Breck Road Lover’, ‘Music When The Lights Go Out’ and ‘Wolfman’. Carl also revealed the band have some brand new songs ready to record for the next album proper.

“We’re going to go into the studio and get some shit down,” he said. “It’s hard to say how many songs you have when it’s ‘work in progress’ but there are about ten at the minute that are finished and good.”

Working titles for those songs include ‘Chasing Dragons’, ‘Walking Under Ladders’, ‘On The Path Of Dalliance Tread Lightly’, ‘The Love I Stole’ and ‘The God Of Small Things’.


have been recently been playing live with American substitute guitarist Anthony Rossomando, who also appeared with the band at the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals (August 22-24). Discussing Rossomando’s position, Barat told NME.COM he wasn’t sure if was going to become a full-time member of the band.


“He’s doing alright for the minute,” he said. “He loves the songs and really gets into them. He does his own thing to them so I’m into that.”