Waterloo to Anywhere
As drug-addled British star (and on-again, off-again Kate Moss beau) Pete Doherty has moved on to Babyshambles, Libertines co-leader Carl Barât has gotten back to the business of making good, solid garage-rock—minus all the drama—with his new band. With Libertines drummer Gary Powell also on board, as well as Libertines fill-ins Anthony Rossomando (guitar) and Didz Hammond (bass), there is a familiar grime to Dirty Pretty Things. Plus, cuts like “Bang Bang You’re Dead” seem to be targeted at Doherty, who is not missed as much as you’d think.
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