Carl Barat: my new solo album was written on a guitar that Pete Doherty bought me

Carl Barat xfm session

Speaking with Radio X, Carl Barat has revealed that his new record was written on a guitar that Pete Doherty bought for him.

Barat was at Radio X to speak with the Evening Show's Danielle Perry about his new solo project, Carl Barat and The Jackals. When asked about the equipment he'd be taking on tour with the new band, he revealed it would be a piece of kit that Pete Doherty bought for him.

"I've got a new guitar that I've only been using with The Jackals, Pete bought me it when we did the first reunion in 2010…we did a press conference at The Boogaloo in North London but there's a shop called Wild Guitars up there and we said we'd buy each other a guitar."

"He bought me that, and then he chose one that wasn't more expensive. He bought an old Spanish guitar that looked pretty but was a bit knackered. I think he regretted that choice down the line."


On the rumours about Jack White producing the new record, Barat said "no one's asked him yet, but for the record it could be mind-blowing or a catastrophe."

The album is expected to be released early next year.

See Carl Barat and The Jackals' tour dates below.

Tour dates:

14 November Stockton On Tees Ku Bar
15 November Glasgow King Tuts
17 November Stoke Sugarmill
18 November Coventry Kasbah
19 November Manchester Sound Control
21 November London 100 Club