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Dirty Pretty Things
Dirty Pretty Things

Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Indie Rock
Post-punk Revival
Punk Rock
Years active 2005—2008
Label(s) Vertigo Records
Associated acts The Libertines
The Chavs
The Cooper Temple Clause
Website Website
Former members
Carl Barât
Didz Hammond
Gary Powell
Anthony Rossomando

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Dirty Pretty Things Overview


Dirty Pretty Things were an English band fronted by Carl Barât, a member of The Libertines. The formation of the band was announced in September 2005, after a dispute between Barât and Pete Doherty led to the breakup of The Libertines in 2004. Barât had worked with Vertigo Records and had previously revealed that his new project was with the label. Didz Hammond announced he was leaving the Cooper Temple Clause to join the band alongside Libertines drummer Gary Powell and guitarist Anthony Rossomando, who had filled in for Doherty following his departure from The Libertines. They played their first shows in October 2005 in Italy and Paris, France. They announced their split on October 1, 2008 and played their final shows during November.

Romance At Short Notice (2008) Waterloo To Anywhere (2006)

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Carl Barat To Discuss New London Docklands Documentary

August 19, 2010
Carl Barat is set to meet fans to discuss a new documentary about London Docklands. The singer, who narrates The Rime Of The Modern Mariner, will join director and journalist Mark Donne at National Maritime Museum on September 17.  Read more 

Russell Brand And Libertines' Carl Barat Form New Band

May 24, 2010
Russell Brand and Libertines star Carl Barat are set to perform together in Los Angeles tonight (May 24). The pair will perform alongside actor Jonah Hill as Infant Sorrow - the fictional band from Brand’s new movie Get Him to The Greek.  Read more 

Carl Barat: 'Debut Solo Album, Acting Career Will Come Before Libertines Reunion'

September 22, 2009
Former Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things star Carl Barat is to release his debut solo album next year. In an interview with Reuters, Barat said his plans for 2010 meant it was unlikely that he and Pete Doherty would reform the Libertines in the near future.  Read more 

Carl Barat Recording Solo Album

September 2, 2009
Carl Barat, formerly of Dirty Pretty Things and The Libertines, is currently demoing a solo album according to a statement released today.  Read more 

Pete Doherty: 'The Libertines Will Reform For 2010 Festivals'

August 19, 2009
Pete Doherty has confirmed that The Libertines will be playing UK festival shows in 2010. Speaking ahead of his solo show at V Festival this weekend, Doherty explained to that he has already drafted in the support of Libs members Gary Powell and John Hassall and once Carl Barat gives the nod they'll confirm shows.  Read more 

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