Dirty Pretty Things, the English rock-punk-beat band led by former Libertine Carl Barât, will play the Róisín Dubh on Friday November 7.
When the Libertines imploded in 2005, the band’s co-singer and songwriter Carl Barât, along with drummer Gary Powell and guitarist Anthony Rossomando, were left wondering what to do next?
Carl decided that it was time to pick up the pieces and move on. With his former bandmates he founded Dirty Pretty Things, taking the name from a DJ night he did, which itself came from the title of a Stephen Frears film.
The band released its debut album, the excellent Waterloo To Anywhere in 2006. In it, Carl dealt with the break-up of the Libertines but showed he was willing to let the past stay there. The album crackled with his signature Kinks meets Clash songs, revelling in a peculiar kind of English identity.
Last month the band released their second album, Romance At Short Notice. The album met with fair reviews, but many felt that the best is still to come from Barât, who is so obviously a lyrical, intelligent songwriter.
Tickets are available from the Róisín Dubh, Zhivago, and Redlight Records.