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Rough Trade documentary tonight on Xfm

From Xfm:
It's day three of Xfm's celebration of indie record labels ahead of Independents Day this Friday, and tonight you can hear Carl Barat talk about that crucial Libertines signing, and why it nearly didn't happen.
Speaking to Xfm to ahead of tonight's documentary on Rough Trade, home to The Fall, The Smiths and The Libertines, Carl Barat exclusively revealed that he and his bandmate Pete Doherty almost ruined their chances on the day they went to sign:
"Pete [Doherty] and me missed the train and we were late, we thought they were gonna take the offer away. We were in such a hurry to get signed because we thought they were going to pull the deal off the table so we had to run from Laytmer Road and we turned up a right mess.
"In the end we went out with Geoff Travis for the night and went to see British Sea Power play and it was all good."
Carl also explained why it was so important for The Libertines to sign to an indie:
"Just the fact that in this sea of corporates they seemed to be a little island of independence and have a bit of a beating heart which is something that's often lacking."You can hear more from that interview with Carl Barat as well as never before heard interviews with The Strokes, The Super Furry Animals on tonight's Xfm's Rough Trade documentary which will be played out during the first hour of X-posure (10-11pm).
The mini-documentary forms part of a series running all this week looking at some of the most important indies of our time. Tune in on Thursday (or listen online) for the story of Creation or
click here now to listen again to this week's Mute and Domino Records mini-docs which include never heard before interviews with Arctic Monkeys, Primal Scream, Franz Ferdinand and more.
Plus, DPT played a short set for charity last night at the Shoreditch House in London (here), after showcasing two songs of their new album at the NME Radio headquarters (here).

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