London-based independent Cooking Vinyl has launched a new rock imprint called DoubleCross Records, to be led by the company’s Repertoire & Product Manager Phil Hopwood. The first signings to the new unit will be The Virginmarys, who have a single and tour planned for October. They have signed a worldwide record deal with DoubleCross, as well as a songs deal with Cooking Vinyl’s publishing company.
Phil Hopwood told CMU: “DoubleCross will be the home of our rock and metal signings going forward. We are very excited about developing the roster for the label. The Virginmarys are incredible songwriters and live performers and we are very proud to be working with them. They have a high level of intensity and we feel they have the potential to be a huge international act”.
The Virginmarys’ manager Bruce McKenzie added: “We signed to DoubleCross because they are a genuine music company; they loved the album and loved coming to our shows. They understand that we’re a great rock band with the ability to crossover. They are 100% the natural home for us”.
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