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Dirty Pretty Things Split: Much Rejoicing
Luke Turner , October 1st, 2008 14:44

Barat's bogey boys call it a day

Squirty Squitty Mings

The Quietus was only just mulling that there was no interesting news to report today when we heard the joyous tidings that Carl Barat's post Libertines abomination the Dirty Pretty Things are to shuffle off the musical coil.

The band - who, according to The Quietus' landlord, "served no purpose to neither man nor beast" - issued a statement to explaining their welcome decision: "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)." There's a silver lining to this gleaming, fluffy, cotton-wool cloud.

"We are reluctant to give up touring but will give the last waltz everything," the statement continued; "We have and are determined to go out as we came in, after which we all have other ventures to be getting on with and splendid future plans.

"Heartfelt thanks to all who made it what it was, much love and we'll see you on the road."