Carl Barat has just announced that Pete Doherty and himself have written five brand new songs for their band, The Libertines, third full length album. The controversial band first reappeared in 2010 before going on hiatus and then back again in 2014 where they confirmed that they would begin working on a brand new album.
In an interview with NME magazine Barat had this to say about the albums progress, “This is only day two, so let’s see how it goes. It’s relaxed. My guitar broke on the aeroplane. I got a new one but right now the sound is two nylon string guitars. I don’t think that’ll make it to the record. We’re still going through the old tracks and new bits and bobs and see where we’re at, really. The songs are going to dictate their own sound. We’ve only done bits and bobs on tour. We were both reminding each other of scores of tunes that we’d forgotten that had never seen the light of day. But Plan A is to write new things. There’s about five new tunes on the work bench at this stage and that’s just from having been in each other’s company, not even sitting down to write. One’s called ‘Woke Up Again’, but that’s a working title.”
All in all this news is extremely promising and Barat dove into more detail on his personal issues with Doherty while writing songs. The two have been at odds before and their reconcilation was a huge step in reuniting the band. “People are constantly saying, ‘Have you lost the anger?’ No. ‘Have you lost the chemistry?’ No. Genuinely, in my heart of hearts, I know that none of that is lost and we’ll pick up where we left off.” Be prepared for more news on the bands comeback and details on their third studio album.
Check out their live performance of “You’re My Waterloo”.