Carl Barât has confirmed that The Libertines are making their third album with producer Jake Gosling, best known for his work with Ed Sheeran and One Direction.
Barât told NME that he is heading to Thailand to record the majority of the record with bandmate Pete Doherty and explains the reasons for working with Gosling.
"We had wish lists flying back and forth, from the [John] Leckies through to the [Paul] Epworths and Stephen Street," Barat says. "What it boiled down to was that we wanted to try something a bit new with someone who is a bit new. We wanted someone who is getting their thing going, rather than someone who is just going to put us through their machine. This isn't a heritage band making a heritage album."
Regarding their new music and the band, Barat said: "The feeling's great, we've been sparking. The pistons are all firing. I'm genuinely excited, and can't wait to get this stuff out there. We've all been waiting to write this record for ages."
A few months ago, Carl Barat even said he wanted Noel Gallagher to produce the next Libertines' album, stating, "I'd love to work with him". Finally, due to his busy tour schedule, Noel Gallagher couldn't produce the Libertines album.