Drugstore frontwoman Isabel Monteiro has announced that the band have signed a new deal with indie label Rocket Girl to release their fourth album, ‘Anatomy’. Last year Drugstore used fan-funding service Pledge Music to raise money to fund the recording of the new album. They are now making that record, having raised 345% of the money they sought from Pledge. Rocket Girl will help with marketing and distribution.
In a message to fans yesterday, Monteiro said: “I’m delighted to announce Drugstore have just signed a recording contract with cool indie label Rocket Girl … When I started this process, about a year or so ago, I genuinely had no idea what surprises were lined ahead, and was just pleased to have rediscovered my own voice, and a great community of fans, still willing to listen to our bundled up homemade stories and songs”.
Explaining why she decided to go the fan-funding route before signing to a new label, she continued: “I realised that, given the current climate, the changes in the music industry, our band’s own history and the point we’re at in our career – having disappeared for over seven years – that it was gonna take nothing short of a mini-miracle to get a label to commit to the project”.
The album is being recorded on Platt’s Eyot, an island in the Thames, and is scheduled for a spring release.