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The Libertines considering ‘fresh’ new LP

By | Published on Friday 11 July 2014

The Libertines

The Libertines have said that they’re likely to release a “fresh” new LP in the new year. Which, given the band’s new lease of life, and the fact that they can still fill three nights at Alexandra Palace, isn’t as crazy as I might’ve said it was this time last year.

Maintaining via NME that he and Pete Doherty et al had “always” meant their recent renaissance to lead to a new record, Carl Barat said: “I don’t wanna just go on the road because then you’ll get cabin fever and have an epic fallout. So yeah, I want to keep something fresh coming in. We just need to find the time”.

Asked to pinpoint when that might happen, Barat added: “Next year, it has to be”.

Petey D has also hinted at when writing might begin, telling NME: “For some reason in my head, I’m thinking October, November time, that’s what will have to happen. Basically, it’ll have to be like [the 2004 sessions for second album ‘The Libertines’ in] Paris, but in Hamburg, and for a bit longer. I’m well up for it”.