The Black Keys: ‘We want to punch Carl Barat in the face’

Singer Dan Auerbach claims there's nobody his bandmate Patrick Carney would rather scrap with

The Black Keys have claimed that they want to punch former Libertines man Carl Barat in the face.

In an interview with The Guardian, singer Dan Auerbach claimed that there was no other person his bandmate, drummer Patrick Carney, would rather have a fight with.

Talking about the band’s distaste for rock’n’roll posing, he said:

We’ve just never given a shit about image, and generally hate people who do. There’s nobody Pat wants to punch in the face more than Carl Barat, you know.


Carney went on to add: “He looks like a prick, but he reminds me of how I thought I was coming off when I was 23. A dude, y’know.”

The Black Keys will release their new album ‘El Camino’ on Monday (December 5). You can watch the video for the album’s first single ‘Lonely Boy’ by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Earlier this week, it was announced that The Black Keys have been added to the line-up of one-off London shows which will take place as part of the 2012 NME Awards Shows.

The band will headline London‘s Alexandra Palace on February 11 2012. To check the availability of NME Awards London Shows tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.