Smug-faced chart sensation Mark Ronson - oh come on, he always looks well pleased with himself - has signed The Rumble Strips to his new Allido Records label, which has been formed alongside Universal Records.
Ronson will handle production duties on the jig-happy foursome's next LP, the follow-up to 2007's decent Girls And Weather debut. Expect a release in the spring of next year.
Says Ronson of the band, pictured:
"I came across The Rumble Strips through their cover of 'Back to Black', and Amy [Winehouse] and I agreed it was kind of better than our own. I picked up their album and fell in love with it. Then I decided I wanted to sign them to my label and work on their next album. It was really as straight forward as that. We're all very excited about this."
Find The Rumble Strips on MySpace here.