Carl Barat planning to record solo album in Morocco – video

Former Libertine says he's looking for a trip to record solo debut

Carl Barat[a] has said that he is planning to record his forthcoming solo album in Morocco.

The former Libertines and [a]Dirty Pretty Things man has already demoed what will be his first effort under his own name. Watch him discussing the album in a video interview on the right.

“I’ve demoed most of the album,” he confirmed to NME.COM in the video. “I’m happy with where it’s going. I think I’m going to record it in Morocco. Tapping into that energy that [Bob] Dylan and [Jimi Hendrix [who recorded there] left behind in the ’60s.”


Barat also spoke about his forthcoming stint as an actor in the play ‘Fool For Love’ in London from January 25 at Riverside Studios.

“I guess there are parallels between stage acting and stage music in that it’s conveyance of feeling,” he said. “I got asked to do a play by Sadie Frost [who also appears in the play]. It’s kind of dirty and heated and intense. It’s all in one act, in 90 minutes.

“My character’s name is Eddie. He’s a rodeo performing stuntman, so he’s nothing like me. And he’s from the deep south.”

To read a further interview with Carl Barat, make sure you pick up a copy of NME‘s Albums Of 2010 issue, on newsstands across the UK now.

The special issue features exclusive in-the-studio interviews with the likes of Radiohead, MGMT, MIA, Klaxons, Vampire Weekend, Empire Of The Sun, Babyshambles and much more on this year’s essential albums.

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