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Basingstoke rockers discuss they've opted to put things out on their own label

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Canterbury have spoken about their decision to release their new album 'Heavy In The Day' on their own label and have said that they believe major record labels are actively avoiding signing rock bands.

Speaking to NME at Merthyr Rock Festival, the Basingstoke four-piece said that they believe their choice to put their record out on their own 'Sweet Lime Recordings' label may well be a glimpse into the future for new rock bands.

Asked why they'd opted to self-release, bass player Luke Prebble said: "Record labels don't seem to want to sign rock bands. Rock music is stronger than ever, but it's making the least amount of money."

He continued: "If you're a rock band, you can't just sell your soul to some TV show. Rock music has to be real and making it on your own is totally doable. I'm not sure what we're doing is a blueprint, but we've got our CDs there in HMV."

The band added that though they were envious of other bands' marketing budgets, they were confident they'd gone to be just as successful.

Prebble added: "We can look at billboards on the underground and we know what people have spent on that. We're taking smaller steps, but we're confident that we'll get there. This could be the future for bands. You can't just get signed now and your life is sorted."

Canterbury will support Deaf Havana on tour later this year.
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