And he also reveals details of the band's next single to NME.COM...

Libertines have been back in the studio with BERNARD BUTLER for their new single ‘DON’T LOOK BACK INTO THE SUN’ – and singer CARL BARAT has spoken for the first time about touring without PETE DOHERTY.

Libertines release their brand new single ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’ on August 18 via Rough Trade. Produced by Bernard Butler who worked on their debut single ‘What A Waster’, additional tracks are currently unconfirmed. The single sessions took place before Pete’s absence on their recent European tour amid rumours of ill health.

“In a way I’m glad it’s over,” Carl told NME.COM of the ill-fated dates. “All we’re doing when we go onstage is try and do the songs justice. And I think we fulfilled that objective. Sometimes it feels like a public execution. It was walking up to the gallows walking onto the stage of the London Forum