WELLER MAKES BRAND NEW START

The star is looking for a new deal after leaving Independiente...

Paul Weller is looking for a new record deal after parting company with INDEPENDIENTE.

The singer has been out in the US, playing his first dates there in a number of years. In a message to fans on his official website Paul Weller[/a] revealed that he is in discussion with “various other labels” for his future solo output.

He said: “I have parted company with Independiente Records, they decided not to take up the next option so I am free (but not cheap) once again! I’m not upset/angry about it at all, it’s time to move on for me anyway.

“I’ve been with Go!/Independiente for over ten years, had good tunes and sold lots of records, but the state of play at record companies these days is that if you don’t sell fucking millions it’s deemed a failure. Anyhow Andy McDonald the big chief there is a good fella and I wish him well. In the meantime we are in discussion with various other labels.”

Paul Weller is confirmed to play at the ‘One Big No’ anti-war concert at the London Shepherds Bush Empire next Saturday (March 15).