Rough Trade Drop Babyshambles?

Published: 2006-05-24
The Babyshambles are not longer with their record label Rough Trade Records though reports vary as to why.

The famed indie record label once home to the Smiths released the two albums recorded by Babyshambles' frontman, Pete Doherty's former band the Libertines. They also released the Babyshambles' debut album Down in Albion which sold 110,000 copies in the UK.

Despite not exactly having stellar record sales the band has remained in the headlines due to the headline worthy behavior of frontman Pete Doherty including his drug addiction and on again off again relationship with supermodel Kate Moss.

But the band's most recent run at the headlines had to do with their lack of a record label, a Rough Trade spokesperson told UK newspaper the independent that the band no longer had a contract with Pete Doherty and Co., "we are obviously very fond of him, but at the moment we are not working with him."

Though many journalists speculate the Doherty's behavior or lower than expected record sales had something to do with his lack of a label Rough Trade insists that their contract simply ran out.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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