Dirty Pretty Things

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‘Everyone was going full pelt’: how Giddy Stratospheres captured indie’s hedonistic 00s
The euphoria and tragedy of the 00s indie music scene are the subject of Giddy Stratospheres. Is it accurate? Klaxons, the Long Blondes, New Young Pony Club and more look back – and give their verdict

Mark Beaumont

19, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Carl Barât: The interview
As the Libertines' frontman, Carl Barât pushed the limits with drink and drugs – plus epic fallouts with band mate Peter Doherty. Now, for the first time, he reveals how therapy and finding love enabled him to make one of this year's finest comebacks. Alice Fisher reports

Alice Fisher

25, Sep, 2010 @11:05 PM

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Libertines to reform for Reading and Leeds festival

Pete Doherty and Carl Barât put aside differences for big festival show. And there could be new Libertines material in the pipeline

Tim Jonze

29, Mar, 2010 @10:51 AM

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Carl Barat rejects Libertines reunion offers
According to former bandmate Pete Doherty, Barat has refused millions to reunite with his old group. Instead, he'd rather pursue an acting career

Sean Michaels

12, Feb, 2009 @10:46 AM

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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

Rosie Swash

01, Oct, 2008 @4:01 PM

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CD: Dirty Pretty Things, Romance at Short Notice


Caroline Sullivan

26, Jun, 2008 @11:15 PM

Glastonbury 2008: Carl Barat willing himself well for Glasto

Glastonbury 2008: The Dirty Pretty Things frontman is hoping to be right as rain to play his Sunday acoustic set - possibly in the rain

Sean Michaels

25, Jun, 2008 @10:19 AM

Indie supergroup to release album

News: Members of Klaxons, Dirty Pretty Things and the Charlatans pledge to release 'avant garde' material as the Chavs

Sean Michaels

20, Jun, 2008 @10:51 AM

Carl Barat and Dorian Cox hospitalised

News: Dirty Pretty Things and the Long Blondes cancel their summer tours as two more British indie stars are rushed to hospital this week

Sean Michaels

19, Jun, 2008 @9:34 AM

Dirty Pretty Things, Astoria, London

Astoria, London

Ian Gittins

30, May, 2008 @11:50 PM

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Review: Dirty Pretty Things, Saturday, 3pm

8 out of 10:Saturday, 3pm. Their weather predictions are off target, but they hit the mark with jaunty tunes and a passionate performance.

Betty Clarke

23, Jun, 2007 @5:11 PM

Libertine duo reunites for a night

Neither syringes nor supermodels stood in the way of Pete Doherty and Carl Barat playing a set at the Hackney Empire. Meanwhile, across town, the Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys were getting along like a house on fire

Rosie Swash

13, Apr, 2007 @10:34 AM

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