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CARL BARÂT announces debut solo album and book

| On 12, Aug 2010

Carl Barât releases his eponymous debut solo album on 4th October via his own imprint Arcady Record.  The first single ‘Run With The Boys’ will be out the same day and he has written his first book ‘Threepenny Memoir’ published by Harper Collins on 30th September.   He will also be setting out on a UK and European tour with a five piece band.

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’ 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.

August sees Carl also play Reading and Leeds Festivals with the reformed Libertines, which is one of the most eagerly anticipated shows of the summer.

Single:           ‘Run With The Boys’           4th October

Album:           ‘Carl Barat’                             4th October

Book:             ‘Threepenny Memoir’        30th September



15 October      BRIGHTON,  Coalition                      01273 606312

16 October      CAMBRIDGE, The Haymakers         01223 511511

17 October      STOKE ON TRENT, The Sugarmill   01159 454593

18 October      NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms       08713 100000

20 October      NEWCASTLE, Digital                         0113 2454650

21 October      GLASGOW, Oran Mor                       0844 8472487

22 October      LEEDS, The Cockpit                          0113 2454650

23 October      MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute          0161 8321111

25 October      WOLVERHAMPTON, Slade Room   0871 2200 260

26 October      BRISTOL, Thekla                               0871 2200 260

27 October      LONDON, Scala                                 0871 2200 260

29 October      AMSTERDAM, Melkweg         

30 October      BRUSSELS, Botanique            

31 October      COLOGNE, Gebaude 9           

1 November  HAMBURG, Ubel and Gefahrlich

2 November  BERLIN, Magnet                      

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

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