9:52am PT by Jordan Zakarin
A Libertines Reunion? Carl Barat Says He Sees Pete Doherty Often, New Collaboration Possible
With more splits and reunions than actual albums, the Libertines have always been one of the English rock scene's more raucuous curiosities. And now, fifteen years after Carl Barat and Pete Doherty first began creating music and havoc, there stands a chance that the dynamic, often-feuding duo will take up their guitars together once again.
Barat, the guitarist and sometimes singer for what was one of the Britwave's most important bands in the early part of last decade, told NME that he and Doherty may yet reunite again, which would be the first time since they played a series of shows in 2010.
"I'm always out with Pete," he told the magazine's website. "Just sometimes I'm out with Pete in a visible place and other times not. We had a good chat and we're both getting on fine."
Doherty's issues with drugs and drinking led to a breakup following hit records in 2002 and 2004, with the pair going months without contact and then playing here and there in spontaneous on-stage surprises. Barat kept busy with his band, Bright Young Things, while Doherty played with Babyshambles in between his various incarcerations; in 2010, the pair finally staged a plan reunion at the Reading and Leeds Festival.
Rumors spun that there was yet another fight following those shows, but Barat says that another reunion seems inevitable.
"I'm sure at some point we'll pick up where we left off when it's needed," he said.