The Libertines frontman Pete Doherty has said that the presence of a makeshift poster of his "kindred spirit" Amy Winehouse helped to inspire the band's third album.

Speaking to NME, Doherty said: "The studio was quite sparsely decorated, but we did have a little NME front cover of Amy Winehouse over the mixing desk the whole time."

He continued: "The one constant in the mixing room, apart from (bassist) John Hassall, who was always there from dawn to dusk, was the picture of Amy."

Doherty also said that Winehouse was "never a massive fan of my songwriting", but that "all the boys loved her".

He added: "She was quite inspirational as well, because while she was critical, that's because she had very high standards."

The singer had previously unveiled Flags of the Old Regime in January as a tribute to his close friend.

The Libertines' as-yet-untitled third album is expected to be released later this year.

The documentary Amy will be released in cinemas on July 3.

Listen to Flags of the Old Regime below.