Carl Barat admits there is "always pressure" on The Libertines when making an album.
The 'Can't Stand Me Now' rock group - also comprised of Pete Doherty, John Hassall and Gary Powell - feel they owe it to their fans to put out their "best" possible record, but it can cause some strain on the recording process.
However, Carl is always quietly "confident" that they'll release something "true to form".
He told NME: "I think we're in a position now where the pressure is always up. It always has been. The pressure is on just to make the best record we can. I'm excited and confident that we've got something to say and write about as always and all that chemistry can come out true to form."
The 38-year-old singer-and-bassist previously revealed they will be heading into the studio to work on their follow-up to 2015's 'Anthems for Doomed Youth' soon and teased that the songs will be very much in the vein of their debut album 'Up the Bracket', which was released in 2002.
He previously told BANG Showbiz: "We are working on the new record. We have a special plan for that actually. I can't really say anything about it, but it is really exciting and we are all in a really good place for that.
"The project we are looking at is pretty immersive and I think it will be more like how we were for our first record."
However, when asked when fans can expect their next LP, Carl admitted that you can never know with The Libertines, but he predicts it could be out early next year.
He said: "You never bother expecting anything with The Libertines. We are stepping closer towards it. I guess at the start of next year. It depends on this new project we've got, which I can't say anything about."