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Dirty Pretty Things

"Dirty Pretty Things" is the band fronted by former member of The Libertines, Carl Barât. The formation of the band was announced in September 2005, after The Libertines had split up in 2004 due to a falling out between Barât and Pete Doherty. Barât 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 http://www.nme.com/news/carl-barat/21010 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 Barât'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" since early January of 2005, claiming to have already copyrighted the name in the UK http://www.gigwise.com/news.asp?ContentID=9214; the two groups ended up coming to a...

years active 2005 – Present
country England
music genre Post Punk, Garage rock, Punk Rock
current members Carl Barât (Lead guitar
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source: Wikipedia