The Futureheads leave record label

But they're 'over the moon' about it

The Futureheads have left their record label – but they say they’re “over the moon” about it.

Frontman Barry Hyde has revealed that the group and the Warners-owned label 679 Recordings havfe parted company after two albums – 2004’s self-titled debut and this year’s ‘News And Tributes’.

Hyde told BBC 6 Music: “I’m over the moon about it to be honest with you, ‘cos I feel like we’re free now. We weren’t happy as a band on that label.”

He continued: “It’s good to get out of the shackles of being tied down to something. I think it’s put us in a very strong position ‘cos we’re still a band that people like.”

The label refused to comment when contacted by NME.COM today (November 20).

The band head out on a UK tour later this week, calling at:

Preston 53 Degrees (November 25)

Glasgow ABC (26)

Sheffield Leadmill (27)

Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (29)

Warwick University (30)

Falmouth Princess Pavilion (December 1)

Portsmouth Pyramids (3)

Cambridge Junction (4)

London Astoria (5)

To check ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.