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Libertines album to start recording

Carl Barat has revealed he is travelling to Thailand to begin work on The Libertines' third album with Pete Doherty.

Pete recently left the Hope Rehabilitation Centre in Chon Buri after he latest stint of rehab to deal with his drug addiction and Carl is to join him to record the band's first album in 11 years at Karma Studios in the Far Eastern country.

Carl tweeted: "En route to Thailand to start demoing the Libertines new record. Happy daze."

The Libertines - whose other members are John Hassall and Gary Powell - split in 2004, but have reformed sporadically for a number of gigs, including a headline show at London's Hyde Park and three nights at Alexandra Palace.

The band plan to release their new album this year.

Pete's bandmates joined him in Thailand in December 2015 to sign their new record deal with Virgin/EMI.

The Libertines released just two hit albums during their career before disintegrating as a result of Pete's drug use.

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