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Babyshambles sign ‘long term’ record deal

Babyshambles have signed a “long term” album deal with Parlophone. Pete Doherty’s band signed after putting out the ‘Blinding EP’ on the label’s imprint Regal last December.

Welcoming the deal, the band’s management issued a statement declaring: “Both management and the band are thrilled to have signed this deal and look forward to a long, fruitful, and creative relationship with Parlophone.”

It has not yet been revealed how many albums the deal is for, although Parlophone Managing Director Miles Leonard said he hoped the band would follow the label’s stalwarts like Blur over a long period of time.

“We’re extremely pleased to be welcoming such a vibrant and talented band into the Parlophone label,” he said. “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. Parlophone 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.”