It was just last May when The Libertines's co-frontman Carl Barat announced that there was "no future" for The Libertines, with many pegging an alleged fight between him and bandmate Pete Doherty following their 2010 Reading/Leeds Festival reunion shows being the reason.
However, now Barat has gone on record to announce that the tumultous relationship between himself and Doherty is improving, saying in an interview with NME: "I'm always out with Pete, just sometimes I'm out with Pete in a visible place and other times not. We had a good chat and we're both getting on fine.
"We're both doing different things, [but] I'm sure at some point we'll pick up where we left off when it's needed."
The band haven't released any new material since their 2004 self-titled album, the aftermath of which saw tensions between Barat and Doherty rise, causing them to bring an end to their short-yet-massively-influential reign as the faces of the British rock revolution.
The band would remain apart until their big reunion gigs at the Reading/Leeds festivals, the build-up to which has been made into a film by photographer Roger Sargent. There Are No Innocent Bystanders is set to tour six venues later this month.
The band have also reportedly signed a deal to release a 'lost album' comprised of a series of tracks they recorded before they signed to Rough Trade in 2001. which has been slated for a release in June.
As has routinely been the case with Libertines reunion talk nothing is set in stone at this moment in time, with Doherty's heavy promoting of his 'blood art' (it's as literal as it sounds) surely taking up a lot of his time (and bodily fluids). While Barat has been known to make sweeping statements concerning the bands future, it's reassuing to know that, for now at least, there is the possibility that a third Libertines album may be just beyond the horizon.