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- Posted on Mar 31st 2010 5:45AM by Julian Marszalek
Speaking to NME.com, singer-guitarist Pete Doherty said, "There's a few new ideas in the offing and I think we owe it to people. You know, give them a few new tunes. Why not? I can't wait!"
He also went to explain that, after years apart, the quartet of Doherty, singer-guitarist Carl Barat, bassist John Hassall and drummer Gary Powell adopted a policy of "honesty" as a way of moving forward.
"I've been chomping at the bit for a while now [to reunite]," said Doherty. "Potentially it's a f---ing disaster, so we've agreed to be honest with each other ... rather than walk up in silence and let things get messy and complicated, just be honest."
Maybe it's that honesty that will see them through. Having formed the turn of the last decade, Doherty was fired from the band due to his well documented drug problems and having served a jail sentence for burgling Barat's flat.
Following the band's demise, Doherty concentrated on his Babyshambles side project, and Barat formed the short-lived Dirty Pretty Things with Powell.
Though Barat and Doherty have made their peace along with a few low-key pubic performances, their appearance at the Reading and Leeds festivals will mark the band's first full performances since 2004.