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Carl Barat to release ‘Run With The Boys’ single

Carl Barat to release 'Run With The Boys' single

Carl Barat to release 'Run With The Boys' single

Carl Barat to release ‘Run With The Boys’ single.  ’Run With The Boys’ is the debut solo single from Carl Barât and will be released on 4th October 2010 on his own label Arcady Records. The track is taken from his forthcoming self-titled album ‘Carl Barat’ and is a jaunty romp of a tune just meant for the last days of summer. A UK tour kicks off on 15th October in Brighton which sees Carl take a five piece band out on the road. Having released two albums with The Libertines and then a further two with Dirty Pretty Things, Carl was very keen to do his own record and do things his own way. Recorded in London and mixed in New York, the result is a departure from Carl’s previous releases, but maintains his ear for melody. The album allowed him to work with new people and try new musical ideas. The result is a very honest and heartfelt record, with upbeat tales of friendship and laments for lost love. Opening track ‘The Magus’ has a magical music box feel to it, ‘Carve My Name’ is awash with strings and ‘So Long My Lover’ is uplifting and joyful, despite being about the end of a relationship. Carl’s book ‘Threepenny Memoir’ released around the same time as his album is a collection of stories and reminisces from his life. Written in themed chapters, he talks of his love of London, his heroes, his adventures in theatreland and of course, the highs and lows of being in a band like The Libertines who really did turn everything upside down. All this comes on the back of The Libertines reunion shows in August which saw him reunite with his old sparing partners in Gary Powell, John Hassall and Peter Doherty to play the Reading and Leeds Festival. The gigs and London warm up show garnered the band some of the best reviews they’ve ever received and only heightened anticipation as to what each member would do next.

Single: ‘Run With The Boys’ 4th October
Album: ‘Carl Barat’ 4th October
Book: ‘Threepenny Memoir’ 30th September

15 October BRIGHTON, Coalition 01273 606312 www.ticketweb.co.uk
16 October CAMBRIDGE, The Haymakers 01223 511511 www.wegottickets.com
17 October STOKE ON TRENT, The Sugarmill 01159 454593 www.thesugarmill.co.uk
18 October NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms 08713 100000 www.alt-tickets.co.uk
20 October NEWCASTLE, Digital 0113 2454650 www.lunatickets.co.uk
21 October GLASGOW, Oran Mor 0844 8472487 www.pclpresents.com
22 October LEEDS, The Cockpit 0113 2454650 www.lunatickets.co.uk
23 October MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute 0161 8321111 www.gigsandtours.com
25 October WOLVERHAMPTON, Slade Room 0871 2200 260 www.gigsandtours.com
26 October BRISTOL, Thekla 0871 2200 260 www.gigsandtours.com
27 October LONDON, Scala 0871 2200 260 www.gigsandtours.com

UK tickets are on sale now priced £12.50, London £15.00

For only two shows The Libertines reunite for Reading

For only two shows The Libertines reunite for Reading

THE LIBERTINES reunite for their only two shows anywhere in the world. The band will be receiving ‘around £1.5million’ for the performance.  THE LIBERTINES came to prominence at the onset of the noughties and it’s fitting that this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival will see in the new decade with a performance from one the most important British bands of the past twenty years.    The Libertines are to reform after years of speculation to play Reading and Leeds Festival as the original four-piece with duel vocalists and guitarists Carl Barat and Peter Doherty, drummer Gary Powell and bassist John Hassall.    The band gave the world a kick in the proverbials, they played their own game, their own way, by their own rules and consequently paved the way for plenty of imitators but never equals.  They split in 2004 and Carl Barat went off and formed Dirty Pretty Things with Peter Doherty doing likewise with his Babyshambles ensemble. These, their Only Shows Worldwide are unmissable for any music fan. www.thelibertines.org.uk

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