Ex-Libertines Carl Barat announces solo album plans

Barat to hit the studio to demo first solo effort

Ex-Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things frontman Carl Barat has released a statement confirming his plan to release a solo album next year.

The singer/guitarist explained in the statement that he had been writing solo songs since Dirty Pretty Things split up last year, and outlined his intention to demo an LP over the coming months.

Barat has not got a solo record deal, although the statement explained that he had been in discussions with labels. He is also expected to announce details of solo gigs soon.

Recently Barat‘s ex-Libertines bandmate Pete Doherty outlined his intention to NME.COM to reform the band to play UK festival slots next summer.