Published Sep 04, 2014It's been 10 years since UK indie troubadours the Libertines released their eponymous second album, and following a summer reunion, the band hinted that new material may be on the way. Now, co-frontman Pete Doherty is fuelling rumours that Jack White wants to produce the band's next album.
In an interview on French television [via NME], Doherty claimed that Third Man's sonic guru had expressed interest in working with the Libertines on a new record. "I'd love him to do it," said Doherty. "It'd be amazing. But I don't want to get too hopeful."
UPDATE: And just like that, a spokesperson for White has come forward to say that the former White Stripe has no interest in producing the Libertines' album.
The band are set to embark on a string of European tour dates at the end of the month. A previous statement from Doherty about the possibility of a new album reads:
A new record is exactly what we're talking about, that's the dream, really. Finish off all those ideas that we never completed back in the day, all those songs we never played for anyone else that have been floating around in the ether. We're also wanting to try out a few new ideas so it wouldn't just be old stuff. I don't want to tempt fate but we both have the desire, so I think it will happen. It's important to be honest and there's still a lot we have to say. We're still relevant.
The band's 2002 debut Up the Bracket and 2004's The Libertines were both produced by Mick Jones of the Clash.