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Libertines hotel “awaiting planning permission”

By | Published on Tuesday 9 May 2017

The Libertines

The Libertines have plans to make a new album, but first they have to get through the regulatory process of setting up their own hotel.

“We’re in the process of making the Libertines hotel, bar, restaurant, recording studio, essentially”, Carl Barat tells Gordon Smart on episode one of This Feeling TV, the new spin-off YouTube show from the club night of the same name. “We’re doing everything we can. We’re jumping through hoops. The last thing we’re waiting on is getting the planning permission, but if that goes through then we’re in business”.

If that happens then the band have “the place to make a record, the place to rehearse, the place to write, the place to do whatever the fuck we want, really”.

So, get ready to have your eggs served up by Pete Doherty. Not a euphemism. There were rumours last year that the location of the hotel was Cromer. However, CMU understands it to be in a town further down the east coast.

As well as that though, there’s the matter of this new album that may be funded by seaside tourism. “We’re doing everything we can” to get it made, says Barat. “We all want that. We’ve got so much material and still so much to do and say”.

The Libertines’ last album, ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’, was released in 2015.