Carl Barat and Pete Doherty team-up

Dirty Pretty Things man confirms collaboration

Carl Barat has confirmed that he has worked on a new track with Pete Doherty.

The former Libertines inadvertently teamed up for a song being recorded for Strummerville, the music charity set up in the memory of the late Clash frontman Joe Strummer.

Barat told NME.COM that both have contributed vocals to the track, a cover of The Clash‘s ‘Janie Jones’, though did not record together.


“Am I recording for Strummerville? Yeah, I’ve done that already,” he explained. “This fella just popped round with his computer and said ‘Sing onto this’ and then he was gone. Pete’s on it, The Paddingtons are on it, loads of bands are on it.”

The Dirty Pretty Things frontman added that he hasn’t yet heard the track, and was unsure when it’s being released.

“I haven’t heard it yet,” he said. “It’s one of those things in passing.”

Details of the track’s release are yet to be confirmed.

Meanwhile a new biography of Strummer called ‘Redemption Song’ by Chris Salewicz is set to be released on October 2.