Dirty Pretty Things make debut free with NME

CD will mark the band’s first ever release

Dirty Pretty Things are set to officially release their first ever song next week – and it’s free.

Carl Barat’s new band will make their recorded debut with ‘You Fucking Love It’ in the next issue of NME – a good month before first single ‘Bang Bang You’re Dead’ is released.

While the group’s tracks have leaked online in the past, the song which features on the Best New Bands Showcase 2006 CD – free with next week’s issue – is the first time Dirty Pretty Things have ever appeared on record.


“For me the song is about those (sex) cards people stick up in phone boxes and you collect as a kid, that’s the under belly of it,” Barat told NME.COM of the track, while bassist Didz Hammond added: “It’s that British trap of being stuck somewhere and wanting something else and being stuck really.”

Along with Dirty Pretty Thing’s debut, the CD also boasts a remix by My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields of The Go! Team, while top cuts from the likes of The Cribs, Two Gallants and The Rakes will also appear.

The Best New Bands Showcase 2006 will feature songs from the following:

Dirty Pretty Things

The Like

The Cribs


The Spinto Band

The Rakes

Larrikin Love

Hot Chip

¡Forward, Russia!


Jose Gonzalez

Two Gallants



The Go! Team

The CD is free only with copies of next week’s NME which hits newsstands in London on March 28, and nationwide the following day.