"We now don't need a label"

Glasvegas have revealed that they are not too concerned about being dropped from Columbia.

Is the indie landfill ready to collapse? The glut of indie groups who stormed the charts in the middle part of the Noughties are now facing an uncertain future, with labels finances tighter than ever.

Smashing into the mainstream with their debut album, Glasvegas appeared to be set for chart domination. However a lacklustre follow up caused a parting of ways with their major label home Columbia.

Now working without label support, the Scottish band have revealed that they are not particularly bothered about the current state of affairs. Speaking to NME, guitarist Rab Allan insisted that the group will survive.

"I think we need the support of a label, we were lucky because our label gave us support so we now don't need a label, but we're quite lazy and we don't like doing things ourselves, so we'll probably still use one" he explained. "The label were great for some things and they were awful for some things."

Asked if the band had a future, Allan dismissed speculation that Glasvegas were set to split up. "We're definitely not breaking up. We're thinking about what we want to do, which is probably why people think we're breaking up."

"People have come in about signing us, but there's no need for us to have a label right now, James (Allan) is writing the third album and when its ready we'll probably sign. The people who want to sign us will still be there in four months time."

Looking to the future, Glasvegas have a full British tour planned for October. The band will open the shows with a short visit to Ireland, before playing London's KOKO venue on October 24th.

Dates in Brighton, Manchester and Sheffield follow before the tour ends in Glasgow on October 31st. Tickets are on sale now.

Glasvegas have confirmed the following shows:

22 Cork The Savoy
24 London KOKO
26 Brighton The Old Market
27 Manchester Club Academy
29 Sheffield Leadmill
30 York Duchess
31 Glasgow ABC

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