We catch up with the band to talk about the future beyond Anthems For Doomed Youth
Andrew Trendell

14:23 7th September 2015

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They may only be days away from finally dropping their long-awaited third album, but The Libertines are already thinking about record No.4. 

Watch our video interview with The Libertines below

It was over a decade in the making between their self-titled second record and the upcoming Anthems For Doomed Youth - but it looks like fans won't have to wait quite so long for more new music. 

"We have actually spoken in length about the possibilities of moving forwards," drummer Gary Powell told Gigwise. "We spoke it in Thailand. I remember Pete said 'I'd love to do another album'."

He continued: "Pete's got bits of material floating around that he would love to delve into. Because we're better individuals now, within the same main frame, John's got stuff he wants to do, Carl's got stuff he wants to do, I've got stuff we want to do and at some stage we do want to start compiling all of that stuff. There's stuff that was done previously in The Libertines' previous incarnation that the guys would really, really like to explore and see what we can actually do with that. There's lots of variations on the theme going on, regarding the new incarnation of where we would actually like to go next."

 Watch our video interview with The Libertines below

Bassist John Hassall joked: "We're going to do a triple album on the next album. Our album's coming out next week, so in a way we're kind of focussed on that and excited about that and taking it and growing as a band into that album. We're not thinking that far ahead right now. Well, I'm not personally."

- Check back soon for more of our interview with The Libertines

The Libertines will release their long-awaited third album Anthems For Doomed Youth on Friday 11 September. They kicked off their UK club tour in Glasgow last night, after an epic secret gig in Camden last week

Their upcoming UK show dates are below. For tickets and more information, visit here

The Libertines will play: 
Mon September 07 2014 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Tue September 08 2015 - BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Thu September 10 2015 - LONDON Electric Ballroom
Fri September 11 2015 - MANCHESTER Ritz

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