Carl Barat, former singer and guitarist with celebrated rockers The Libertines, warned fans this week that a complete reformation of the band now seems very unlikely.
Barat, who has had a number of tumultuous and well publicised public feuds with fellow Libertine and rock bad boy Pete Docherty, stated in a recent interview that their continued differences mean that there is very little chance of The Libertines making a comeback anytime soon, despite playing two very high profile gigs at the Leeds and Reading festivals last year.
“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 its not. Every time we talk it just brings it back up,” he declared.
Since The Libertines acrimonious split, Pete Docherty has found success with his group Babyshambles and as a solo artist, whereas Barat has also achieved critical acclaim with his band Dirty Pretty Things.