That album cemented a successful second comeback for the band, their long awaited follow-up to 2003’s self-titled effort which had by stark contrast coincided with Pete Doherty’s removal from the band. “We’ve been down and done a few writing sessions already,” Barat has told Red Stripe (via NME).
“But we’re going to sort of bed in and do something a bit less control freak this time, rather doing lots and compiling and seeing what’s working and what isn’t. But there will be quite a few stories around the corner I think.”
The album update comes shortly after Barat and Doherty were added to the Somewhere Festival at London’s Hackney Empire when they’ll play acoustic shows on Thursday, September 5th and Friday, September 6th.
“It’s been a long old while since Peter and I have done anything like this,” Barat said. “We are both really excited by the prospect and I’m sure there will be a few surprises. It will be a right old night, at what is one of our favourite venues – the Hackney Empire.”