Stoke-on-Trent 'baggy punkers' Agent Blue have signed to Universal offshoot and sister Fierce Panda label, Temptation Records.
But if you'd been reading our messageboards, you'd already know that.
Their first single, 'Snowhill', was released earlier this year and has now apparently sold out. The band will have a coach-load of pissed-up mates celebrating with them at the following gig:
12 August - London Dublin Castle (with Le Neon, and the wonderfully named Milf)
Meanwhile, DiS spies speak of a whole bunch of other bands recently signing deals, or are at least waiting for the ink to settle on the contracts. And three bands' names in this instance begin with the letters F, A, and S. ;-) More news when it's all 'official' and stuff.
Finally, instrumental post-rock-with-Spinal Tap-poses folks The Rock Of Travolta have a new 4-track single due out on Sep 22nd via Idle Records (home of Dive Dive), with an album, 'Uluru', due on Oct 6th. They will be touring the same month.