The Libertines man discusses the band's new album plans in brand new video
Pete Doherty has said that fellow Libertines bandmate Carl Barât doesn’t want to work with him on the band’s new material in London.
Speaking in a video that was filmed last month in Bangkok, Doherty dicussed the progress of The Libertines’ third album. “Carl’s come out, he’s gone back, he’s come out again. But he doesn’t want me… he doesn’t want to work with me in London, basically,” he commented, of the writing sessions which have taken place so far in Thailand. “He’s made that clear. I think he was surprised and pleased at how well it went, working here, away from everything, and how inspired it was. So it’s just a question of him getting back out here.”
Speaking about working with the full band, he added: “Rather than picking up where we left off, which was a bit of a sour time, actually, we’ve gone right back, to when we first got together and were writing, when things were a lot more positive and exciting.” Doherty went on to say that Barat has told him that he’s never listened to his solo material. “Of course, he reckons he hasn’t listened to any of my solo stuff, which is a bit upsetting, because I love his Dirty Pretty Things,” said Doherty. The video was made by Jake Zervudachi for BEC-Tero before Doherty’s gig at The Moose Bar, Bangkok. Click above to watch.
Pete Doherty releases his new solo single ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ on March 16 through Walk Tall Recordings and it is available on 7” vinyl and as a digital download. Pre-order the single here. All proceeds go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Carl Barat has said The Libertines will be “a lot more cohesive” when they headline the Reading and Leeds Festivals this year and that the audience can expect new songs that will “hopefully make them cry”.
Speaking recently to NME, Barât expressed his excitement for the upcoming performance and explained that the band’s previous reunion show at the festival in 2010 was a motivating factor in them touring and writing together again.
“We’re going to be a lot more cohesive, we were a bit like rabbits in the headlights then,” Barât said. “We’d just come from a 10-year quagmire of stodgy and gloom. Of hospitals and prison and heartache and tears and piecing our life back together, and then we get back on stage in front of the biggest audience we’ve ever had, I think we were a little bit shaky.”