Dirty Pretty Things triumph at last at SXSW

Stars turn up for NME's Austin Barbecue

Dirty Pretty Things triumphed at NME‘s star studded Bootleg BBQ at South By South West festival yesterday afternoon (March 17).

Held at the Mean Eyed Cat venue, the gig followed last night’s show which saw the band’s set cut short by the Texas police. “We’ve come to finish off the show we began last night,” said the band’s frontman Carl Barat as he took to the stage.

The band then played a five-song set including their forthcoming debut single ‘Bang Bang You’re Dead’. Support came from hotly tipped UK acts led by indie-rapper Plan B, disco punks iForward Russia! and The Longcut, Thamesbeat fourpiece The Rumble Strips and former SXSW discovery Willy Mason. MTV2‘s Zane Lowe was also onsite recording live footage for his show ‘Gonzo’.

Hanging out in the sun were The Zutons, Be Your Own Pet, The Cribs and The Like. Cribs singer Gary Jarman told NME.COM: “This is the best SXSW festival we’ve ever been to, it’s great to see all these bands together in one place.”

Stay with NME.COM for updates from the festival, day-by-day.

NME‘s special South By South West issue is on shelves from Wednesday March 29, with a free 15-track CD featuring the best bands from the festival.