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Carl Barât reveals he is working on new music with Jamie T

"Da boys in the band… Been cookin’ up some dope lit sick shiz innit”

By Hollie Geraghty

Carl Barât with Jamie T and Olly Burden
Carl Barât with Jamie T and Olly Burden. (Photo: Instagram).

The Libertines’ Carl Barât has revealed that he is working on new music with Jamie T.

The musician shared an image on Instagram yesterday (October 25) of himself with the singer and rapper alongside The Prodigy’s Olly Burden.

Burden is reportedly producing The Libertines’ fourth album, according to Music News. Barât captioned the image “Da boys in the band… Been cookin’ up some dope lit sick shiz innit”, with the hashtags “#session”, “#sessionipa” and “#englishmeninabaseballcap”. 

The Prodigy’s Instagram account commented ‘The lads !”

Burden and Barât previously co-write two tracks for Black Honey‘s second album ‘Written & Directed’.

Jamie T also posted a picture of himself with Barât in May when he visited The Albion Rooms, The Libertines’ Margate hotel.

He wrote: “Met some wonderful people through the years. [Carl Barât] has to be one of my favourite. U r my guitar hero brother. [The Albion Rooms, Margate] Thankyou for having me.” 

The Libertines have not released a full length album since ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ in 2015. 

Barât told NME in October last year that they were using the new hotel to work on the new album.

“It’s been going well, but it’s been difficult with COVID,” he said.

He added: “We’re just waiting to get back on it, really. We’re all writing and it’s all positive.

“We’re just waiting to get back and lay stuff down, it’s just a matter of when. It would be nice if we could do it here. That would make a lot of sense. We’ve never been readier. We just need to get together and do it.”

Drummer Gary Powell also told Rolling Stone UK that fans shouldn’t expect their next album to arrive any time soon.

In September The Libertines frontman Pete Doherty returned to the UK from France for intimate acoustic performances in Huddersfield, Swansea, Wolverhampton and Chester.

The Libertines also played three gigs this year including an outdoor performance in Coventry for four day festival ‘Home Sessions’, curated by The Specials’ Terry Hall.