Dirty Pretty Things announce split via website

Barat and co will go their separate ways and try new things - but there will be no talk of the Libertines, oh no

After two albums and three years together, Dirty Pretty Things have split up. "It is with some sadness we announce the farewell of the Dirty Pretty Things," a statement on their website said today. "It's been a glorious three years which we all would gladly live out again, but it is time for us to try new things. (not The Libertines)".

Frontman Carl Barat was one of the founding members of the Libertines until their split in 2004. While his former bandmate Pete Doherty went on to form Babyshambles, ex-Libertine Barat formed Dirty Pretty Things with Didz Hammond, Gary Powell and Anthony Rossomando.

No reason was given for the split, but there was no sense of acrimony in the statement, which continued:

"We are reluctant to give up touring but will give the last waltz everything. We have and are determined to go out as we came in, after which we all have other ventures to be getting on with and splendid future plans. Heartfelt thanks to all who made it what it was, much love and we'll see you on the road."

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