In this exclusive interview with Carl Barat of the Libertines, we talked to Carl about their third studio album 'Anthems For Doomed Youth', the likelihood of releasing a new record with The Libertines and The Jackals, collaborating with Noel Gallagher, playing the new songs live and his acting career.
Read the interview below.
KB: I would like to start by asking you a question which may be a bit big but let's see: what were your greatest aspirations as a young boy, and would you say you’ve achieved them?
CB: Oh. Thats a big question yes. I suppose that when it comes to aspirations the trouble is that the more you achieve, the more you get. I guess it is the same with ambitions. I guess my greatest aspiration has always been happiness. So I may say Ive achieved that one yes. I guess that to achieve all these aspirations one may have, you have to do your hard work, have faith. I guess hard work and faith would make it easier for anyone to achieve their aspirations.
KB: What's it like to be back together and what would you say has changed over the past two years?
CB: Not much has changed over the past two years. To be back together with the Libertines is great, it's wonderful I would say. It's good to see the strentgh we have together. I guess it is a lot more genuine, more real. So it's great to be back together again for sure.
KB: Did the process of making this third album feel like any of your previous ones? or was it totally different?
CB: It was totally different as we'd never recorded out of London before and this time we went to Thailand. It was a totally different situation but we were like in paradise really. We lived together there too. I think we lived together during the first record too but it was definitely different.
KB: It's been a little bit more than a year since you released your third album, have you been working on new songs already? Can fans expect any new songs any time soon?
CB: Yes, we started playing new songs but we haven't recorded them yet. Sometimes you play little things and then you sometimes record those songs. We have got new stuff but I don't think we'll record them until next year.