Carl Barat has announced he wants Noel Gallagher to produce the next Libertines' album, stating, "I'd love to work with him".
In the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, Barât explains why he wants the Mancunian to work on the record - which he says will probably be recorded in April. "I'm going to email Noel Gallagher. I know he's really busy, but hopefully he's got a bit of time for the Libertines who love him so," he says.
Barât reveals that Gallagher has already expressed an interest in taking on the role, adding: "Noel's Noel, isn't he? I'd love to work with him. He's hilarious, but he has such clarity of vision as well. That's something the Libertines could certainly use."
The Libertines' long awaited new record is expected to be released later this year. It follows a series of high profile reunion gigs from the band in 2014, including a sold-out date in London's Hyde Park and three nights at Alexandra Palace. Barat recently said that songs he and Doherty had already written for the album were "surprisingly upbeat".
Pete Doherty has confirmed to NME that The Libertines will be recording their first album in 11 years at Karma Studios in Thailand. The band released a short video in December that showed them signing a record deal with Virgin/EMI in Thailand in lieu of the release. They have since been confirmed as the first headliners for T In The Park 2015.
Meanwhile, Pete Doherty will play two solo live shows at London's Brixton Jamm on February 22.
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