Babyshambles Go Straight
It was announced today that Pete Doherty's band Babyshambles have signed up for a long-term record deal with major label Parlophone.
Buoyed by the success of the groups most recent single, 'The Blinding EP' on the Regal imprint, Parlophone part of EMI have said that they "are delighted Babyshambles have committed their future to the label."
Parlophone's MD, Miles Leonard, said of the deal, “Babyshambles, justifiably, have a great reputation for crafting some of the most exciting music around today, and in Peter Doherty they have one of the best songwriters of his generation."
He also added that he expected Pete Doherty's group to continue the Parlophone tradition of working with the countrys best artists, saying, "we have a long history of working with the best British bands, from Radiohead to Blur to Coldplay, and we see Babyshambles very much as continuing this tradition.”
Babyshambles co-managers, Adrian Hunter and Andy Boyd from Lazy Eye Management commented that "Both management and the band are thrilled to have signed this deal and look forward to a long, fruitful, and creative relationship with Parlophone."