Dirty Pretty Things is the band fronted by former member of The Libertines, Carl BarÃ¢t. The formation of the band was announced in September 2005, after The Libertines had split up in 2004 due to a falling out between BarÃ¢t and Pete Doherty. BarÃ¢t had done some work 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 1 to join the band alongside ex-Libertines drummer Gary Powell and guitarist Anthony Rossomando, who had filled in for Doherty following his departure from the Libertines.
The name was shared by BarÃ¢t's club nights currently taking place in various venues across London, which now assumes the name "Bright Young Things" to avoid confusion. Dirty Pretty Things played their first shows in October 2005 in Italy and Paris, France.
Initially, the choice of name caused some troubles. A four-piece band from Salisbury had been playing as "Dirty Pretty Things" si...
|years active||2005 – Present|
|music genre||Post Punk, Garage rock, Punk Rock|
|current members||Carl Barât (Lead guitar|