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Carl Barat Talks New Libertines Album

Carl Barat Talks New Libertines Album

Dirty Pretty Things frontman, Carl Barat has said he would only consider reforming The Libertines in order to record a new album.

“A lot of my friends say you should only do a reunion if you're going to write a new album. I agree. Otherwise it's just a cash-cow, a glory-milker," said Barat, talking to The Independent.

But he has no plans to reunite with his ex-band member, Pete Doherty on stage for a Libertines reunion gig.

"It's certainly a friendship I cherish. But I want to let it be for a while.”

Presumably showing he still had some commitment to his old band, he concluded: "I've still got 'Libertine' tattooed on my arm."

The Dirty Pretty Things release their new album, Romance at Short Notice on 30 June.


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