In an interview with NME and speaking ahead of their thrid studio album, frontman Pete Doherty claimed that fans "are going to love" the record. Doherty said that "there's a miracle aspect to actually getting it done and all getting together to do it," adding: "We're all really proud of it". Pete's fellow singer and guitarist, Carl Barat echoed the sentiment, saying: "It’s staggering that we've got to the point where we've actually got an imminent release for the fucking Libertines. Are you kidding me? Honestly, I’m still kind of pinching myself. Is this really going to happen? It’s mental, but I guess it is."
The band also confirmed that the album - expected to be 11 tracks in length - only features one old song, a re-recorded version of 'You’re My Waterloo', with Barât revealing he felt its previous incarnation hadn't "done it justice".