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- Posted on Aug 13th 2010 8:15AM by James Lawrenson
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The eponymous release will come out on his own label, Arcady Records, on Oct. 4, with first single 'Run With the Boys' out on the same day.
The album was recorded and mixed in London. It is said to be a departure from previous releases and, according to the press release, "a very honest and heartfelt record, with upbeat tales of friendship and laments for lost love."
As Spinner previously reported, Barat said, "It's a bit different. It's a bit older -- like myself really. It's kind of naked, kind of stripped down. It's more piano-based."
Barat's first book, 'Threepenny Memoir,' will be published on Sept. 30 by Harper Collins. It will be a collection of stories from his life, in which "he talks of his love of London, his heroes, his adventures in theatreland and of course, the highs and lows of being in a band like the Libertines who really did turn everything upside down." Presumably there'll be a bit about the dearly-departed Dirty Pretty Things as well.
In autumn Barat will set out on a UK tour, where he will call at:
Brighton Coalition, England (Oct. 15)
Cambridge Haymakers, England (Oct. 16)
Stoke on Trent Sugarmill, England (Oct. 17)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms, England (Oct. 18)
Newcastle Digital, England (Oct. 20)
Glasgow Oran Mor Scotland (Oct. 21)
Leeds, Cockpit, England (Oct. 22)
Manchester Deaf Institute, England (Oct. 23)
Wolverhampton Slade Room, England (Oct. 25)
Bristol Thekla, England (Oct. 26)
London Scala, England (Oct. 27)
Of course, if you're still missing the Libertines, you might be seeing them at Leeds and Reading festivals, or be entering the ticket ballot for their warm-up gig at the Forum, London on Aug. 25.