Former Libertines man Carl Barat has outlined the plans for his debut solo record.
In a statement released today, Barat confirmed his intention to record a solo album, explaining that he has been writing songs intended for a solo record since the split up of his former band Dirty Pretty Things in October last year. He said he intends to demo the songs over the coming months and plans to release the album next year.
He also revealed he is in discussions with a number of labels to sign his first solo deal, and is expected to announce live dates shortly.
Since the split up of Dirty Pretty Things, Barat has played a string of solo shows. He has been on the road with Scottish band Glasvegas, who he played with at Edinburgh’s New Year’s celebrations in December, while later in January 2009, he supported them at their gig at the Los Angeles Troubadour. He went on to play his first headline shows in March of this year at the Wakefield Escobar.
In June, he debuted two new songs, ‘So Long’ and ‘Monday Morning‘ in Dunfermline.
In addition to his new solo album, Barat is being constantly linked with a Libertines reunion next year.
(Carl Barat premiered So Long at Carnagie Hall Dunfermline 09.06.09 )