The Libertines Are Getting Ready to Return to the Studio For Album Number Four

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat of The Libertines. Photo by Chris Lever/REX/Shutterstock (9774169br)

The Libertines have begun writing for their fourth studio album.

The Libertines released their last studio album, Anthems for Doomed Youth, back in 2015. Now, frontman Carl Barât has confirmed that he and Pete Doherty have already got their studio sessions scheduled.

“We’ve been down and done a few writing sessions already,” Barât revealed. “But we’re going to sort of bed in and do something a bit less control freak this time, rather doing lots and compiling and seeing what’s working and what isn’t. But there will be quite a few stories around the corner I think.”

The band also recently launched their own hotel in Margate in the UK called Albion Rooms. Regarding the hotel’s status, Barât said: “I’ve got more ideas and ambitions than I could possibly ever achieve. You know, I think the art is not spreading yourself too thin. I spent two years trying to get this hotel, gallery, studio up and running… We are really close now, actually.”

You can watch the full interview below: