The War On Drugs sign to Atlantic Records

Adam Granduciel's band have left former label home Secretly Canadian

The War On Drugs have reportedly left their former label home, the indie label Secretly Canadian, and signed with Atlantic Records.

The six-piece Philadelphian band, led by frontman Adam Granduciel, formed in 2005 and have released three albums, including 2014’s breakthrough record ‘Lost In The Dream’.

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According to the Wall Street Journal, the group have signed with the major label for a two-album deal. In the article, Granduciel describes being on a “larger label” as bringing “a whole new set of resources and exposure”.

‘Lost In The Dream’ peaked at Number 18 in the Official UK Albums Chart, while its success has seen The War On Drugs play their biggest shows to date at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.

The band are due to return to the UK next month with a headline show in Sheffield, as well as playing at T In The Park and End Of The Road festivals.

The War On Drugs play:

Sheffield O2 Academy (July 9)
T In The Park (10)
End Of The Road (September 4-6)

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