Doherty and Barat writing new Libertines material

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat are writing new Libertines songs together.

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat are writing new Libertines songs together.

The pair have had a turbulent relationship since reuniting to play two festival shows in 2010, but have recently started working on tracks again.

Pete explained: "He took away some of my stuff to put some riffs on.

He said he's got a few ideas but he's short of lyrics, so I gave him a journal."

When asked if the band has a future, he added: "Yeah, a future where we get together and make really good music."

He also said the pair - who are joined in the band by John Hassall and Gary Powell - have "grown up" and have a much better relationship now they are older.

Pete told NME magazine: "I really feel like it's easier being in his company now than it was in our heyday. I hate to say it, but it's true, we've kind of grown up. Maybe itís a negative thing that there isn't that tension. But I don't think it is. It's great that we can both naturally amble in such a direction that we end up on the same path again and end up making music."

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