The Libertines have 'No future'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 May 2011

This article is from 2011.

Carl Barat

The Libertines' Carl Barat

Carl Barat says there is ''no future'' for The Libertines and doubts they will play together or record again

Carl Barat says there is "no future" for The Libertines.

The 'What a Waster' group ignited fans hopes of a full scale reunion after they played two festival shows at Reading and Leeds in the UK last year, but singer and guitarist Carl alleged his factitious relationship with co-frontman Pete Doherty has prevented this from happening.

He told NME magazine: "Right now there is no Libertines future. We are all in very different places. Right now is not the time for The Libertines. I thought the water under the bridge was under the bridge, but maybe it's not. It's a very f***ing hard thing. Every time we talk it just brings it back up."

Since the band - which also includes John Hassall and Gary Powell - split in 2004, Pete has formed another group, Babyshambles and released a solo album, while Carl found success with the his band Dirty Pretty Things before releasing a solo album last year.

He added: "I don't believe we're healed from the hurt. If our hearts heal up then we can break them all over again. But right now - it's hard."

A film about the group, 'There Are No Innocent Bystanders' will be released later this year.

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