Dirty Pretty Things play secret show

The band play an intimate set

Dirty Pretty Things surprised fans last night with a secret show in London (March 23).

The band were last minute additions to the bill for Good Books’ show at the capital’s 150-capacity Buffalo Bar.

Fans began queuing to get into the gig at 8pm with the group taking to the stage at around midnight, kicking off the set with ‘Deadwood’.

Dirty Pretty Things then tore through songs from their upcoming album ‘Waterloo To Anywhere’ including ‘If You Love A Woman’, ‘You Fucking Love It’, ‘Gin & Milk’ and their debut single ‘Bang Bang You’re Dead’.

The band also threw in three Libertines classics into the set with ‘Death On The Stairs’, ‘France’ and closer ‘I Get Along’.

The gig was a surprise addition to the group’s current UK tour which continues tonight at Birmingham’s Barfly as part of MTV2’s Spanking New Music with The Raconteurs (March 24).

Dirty Pretty Things release ‘Bang Bang You’re Dead’ on April 24, followed by ‘Waterloo To Anywhere’ on May 8.

However, the band will also feature on the free Best New Bands Showcase 2006 CD along with The Cribs, The Rakes, Hot Chip and Two Gallants, which is free with next week’s issue of NME which hits newsstands in London on March 28 and nationwide the following day.