Carl Barat forms new band The Jackals

Carl Barat has announced his first gig with his band The Jackals after posting an advert on Facebook

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This article is from 2014.

Carl Barat

Carl Barat

Carl Barat has announced his first gig with his band The Jackals.

The former Libertines man recruited the group via Facebook, after posting an advert for a drummer, bass player and rhythm guitarist, and receiving more than 100 applications.

Carl wrote on the site yesterday (08.04.14): "Dearest friends, I wanted to thank those of you for your support through the process of me finding a new band using social media and even bigger thanks to those of you who auditioned.

"I've thoroughly enjoyed the entire process was overwhelmed by the calibre of musicians who applied; I really couldn't have asked for more."

The new line-up features frontman Carl, guitarist Billy Tessio, bassist Adam Claxton and drummer Jay Bone, who will play their debut show at London's XOYO on May 15.

Earlier this year, the former Dirty Pretty Things star revealed that he has recorded demos for the follow-up to his 2010 self-titled debut solo album with Johnny Marr, Andy Burrows and The Bronx's Joby Ford.

However, he insisted he wouldn't release any of the new material until he had formed a new band and played some live gigs.

Meanwhile, for the next few months Carl will be away filming his leading role in French movie 'For This Is My Body'.

His Jackals band mates will put the finishing touches to the album while he is away and the record will be released in September.

This article is from 2014.

Carl Barât & The Jackals

The former Libertine and member of Dirty Pretty Things heads out with his newest band The Jackals.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Thu 1 Jun

£13.20 / 0113 275 2411

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

Fri 26 May

£12 / 0141 221 5279

The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Fri 2 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 413 4444

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