Bang, Bang They're Dead

The dream is over - Barat's boys Dirty Pretty Things have split up, according to reports.

Formed in the aftermath of The Libertines acrimonious split, Dirty Pretty Things were a hugely successful group scoring a Top 5 hit with their debut single.

That early momentum crafted a well received debut 'Waterloo To Anywhere' and propelled the band onto the front page of Clash Magazine. Containing former Libertines Carl Barat and Gary Powell, the super group of sorts was formed when ex-Cooper Temple Clause member Didz Hammond joined. The line up was completed by Anthony Rossomando.

Second album 'Romance At Short Notice' was completed after a heavy touring schedule and was not as well received as their debut. Scraping into the Top 40, it seemed the band's time could well be past - and it seems Carl Barat agrees.

In a statement the singer said:

"It is with some sadness we announce the farewell of the Dirty Pretty Things. 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)".

A statement that has prompted a wave of 'Libertines reunion' rumours because it's a double bluff, obviously!

Apart from The Clash, who had finished long before, Dirty Pretty Things are the first of our cover stars to have split up. Which makes us feel really old.

Dirty Pretty Things have, however, promised to honor what will no doubt be an emotional farewell tour.

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