Libertines’ Carl Barat to release debut solo album

Carl Barat

CARL
BARAT 'Carl Barat' [Release Date 04/10/2010]
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Carl Barât
releases his eponymous debut solo album via his own imprint Arcady Records.
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, and 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 has also
written his first book 'Threepenny Memoir', to be published by Harper Collins on
30th September. '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 saw
Carl playing Reading and Leeds Festivals with the reformed Libertines, which was
one of the most eagerly anticipated shows of the summer. He will also be setting
out on a UK and European tour throughout October with a five piece
band.

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