UK indie rockers The Libertines have been involved in the recording of a new spoken work track that is to be included on a new mini album by band Trampolene.
Trampolene’s frontman and lead songwriter Jack Jones has been an ongoing collaborator with the Libertines since their recent reformation. He supported the band for the majority of their February arena tour as their ‘guest poet’ and also played guitar on Lib’s frontman Pete Doherty’s solo tour back in May.
The song is entitled ‘To Be A Libertine’ and is due to feature on a 5 track mini album ‘Pocket Album Four’ that will be released by Trampolene next month. Little is known about the song other than that it will be a spoken word piece containing contributions from all four Libertines members.
The mini album was recorded at London’s Konk Studios famously owned by Ray Davies of 1960’s rock band The Kinks. The album was produced by Jack Jones himself and Madness / Wild Beasts producer Josh Green. As well as ‘To Be A Libertine’ the mini album will also include a cover of The Cure’s ‘Friday I’m In Love’ and three other original tracks entitled ‘The Gangway’, ‘Tom Hardy’ and ‘Letting You Down’.
‘To Be A Libertine’ will be the first song to feature The Libertines since their brilliant 2015 comeback album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ which charted at number 3 in the UK and number 1 on the US Top Heatseekers Albums.
Trampolene are due to play a at number of events this summer including: Tramline, Y Not, Party In The Pines and Kendal Calling.
What’s next for the Libertines still remains uncertain however there have been numerous rumours circulating over the last few weeks regarding a possible South American tour. When quizzed by the NME about future dates Pete Doherty could only state: “I’m always the last to know”.