Sunderland-spawned indie-rocking four-piece The Futureheads have parted company with their label, 679, after shifting only (!?) 32,000 copies of their latest long-player, News And Tributes.
Be fair, though: their debut's sold over five times that figure.
Singer Barry Cullen told BBC 6Music that he's perfectly happy about the band's departure:
"I'm over the moon about it to be honest with you, 'cos I feel like we're free now. We weren't happy as a band on that label. It's good to get out of the shackles of being tied down to something. I think it's put us in a very strong position 'cos we're still a band that people like."
The Futureheads begin their UK tour on Saturday (November 25) in Preston. If they wanted to sign with DiS for their third album, we can offer them two pints each and a two-for-one lunch (we pay for two, they get four, yay!) at the DiS local as an 'advance'. That, or we'll get 'em a Sub of the Day each.
Speaking of which, I need to eat. See you in sixty...