Arctic Monkeys could be snapped up by major label
Arctic Monkeys could be at heart of record label bidding war
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Tuesday, 02, Aug 2011 03:57
By Martin Fell
Sheffield-based rockers Arctic Monkeys could be snapped up by a major record label when their current contract with Domino expires.
Music industry execs could be fighting over the popular band now that they have finished promoting their latest number one album Suck It And See, reports the Sun.
A spokesperson close to the rockers told the news provider: "The boys' four-album deal is nearly finished and their management are ready to meet labels who fancy picking them up.
"Signing the Arctics would be a huge coup for anyone right now, because they are guaranteed to sell huge numbers," they added.
They concluded that while Domino may be keen to re-sign the band, the big players in the record industry may well be prepared for a "huge bun fight" over the future of one of Britain's most successful indie outfits in recent years.
A new record deal could be the last thing on lead singer Alex Turner's mind at the moment, however.
Turner has split from his long-term girlfriend Alexa Chung, who has moved out of the apartment the couple shared in New York, reports the Sheffield Star.
Rumours of a breakup were doing the rounds at last month's iTunes Festival. The pair both attended the event but were never seen together.