Pete Doherty was ‘trying to get a warlord’s daughter’ to play drums for him in rehab

The Libertines are set to release their third album later this year

Pete Doherty has said that he was trying to get a “warlord’s daughter” to play drums with him during his recent stint in rehab in Thailand.

New quotes from The Libertines man have emerged, via Noisey, which sees Doherty discussing making music at the Hope Rehabilitation Centre at the end of last year.

“I’ve come up with some good riffs too,” he said during an interview conducted at the centre. “Like simple basslines and I’m trying to get this warlord’s daughter to play drums for me but she’s off the radar at the moment. So hopefully we’ll have some new ideas when Carl next bounds into view in his bandana and leathers.”

Doherty has since left the centre, but while there he and his Libertines bandmates signed to Virgin EMI. The reunited band released their last studio LP – 2004’s self-titled second album – through Rough Trade. They plan to release their third LP in 2015.

There had previously been much speculation over new recordings from the quartet, who reunited for the second time last summer to play a string of headline shows including an outdoor gig at London’s Hyde Park and three nights at the UK capital’s Alexandra Palace.

At the final Alexandra Palace gig, Doherty told the crowd that they would “probably” record a new album, while Barât also recently revealed that the pair had written five new songs for the record.