The Zutons have been dropped by their record label Sony BMG.
Despite writing one of the decade’s best-selling songs in ‘Valerie’ (a hit for them in 2006, and famously covered by Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson in 2007), the Liverpool band have parted company from the major label.
However it is not currently clear, whether the band will continue with Deltasonic who originally signed the band, before licensing them Sony BMG.
The Liverpool label themselves parted company with the major last year, bar for deals at the time with The Coral and The Zutons.
Their last single, ‘What’s Your Problem’, failed to chart, plus the band’s third album, ‘You Can Do Anything’, sold disappointingly. An NME review of the album awarded the band four out of 10, declaring that their “hitmaking days are over”.
In July frontman Dave McCabe told the Daily Star that he was disappointed with the way the album had been received.
“I wanted it to go to Number One and sell millions. I’m gutted,” he said. “I just can’t understand it – maybe it’s just our time to fall out of favour, but we’ll just keep gigging. That’s what we love doing the most.”
[a]The Zutons have so far not commented about their future.