Cults Actually Signed to Lily Allen's Label

Cults Actually Signed to Lily Allen's Label
Heavily hyped indie pop duo Cults were handed a buzz band's dream when they signed with Columbia Records last November. Now, we've learned that not only are they working with the major, but they're on a new imprint operated by Lily Allen.

 As Gigwise reports, the sassy Brit was handed £100,000 to form her new label In the Name Of and her first order of business was to ink a deal with Cults. Back in 2009, Allen revealed a desire to run her own record label, saying, "I think things need to change in the music industry and we need to rethink a lot of stuff."

Cults are currently holed up with Vampire Weekend/Sleigh Bells/Fucked Up producer Shane Stoneback and at work on their major label debut, which is expected in May. As previously announced, they also have a North American tour coming up, the dates of which can be seen below.

Tour dates:

2/5 Baltimore, MD - Maryland Institue College of Art

3/10 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 *

3/11 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *

3/12 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree *

3/13 New Orleans, LA - The Saint *

3/15 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds *

3/17-19 Austin, TX - South by Southwest

3/22 Nashville, TN - The End ^

3/23 Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light

3/24 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter ^

3/25 Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel ^

3/26 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas ^

3/30 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory

3/31 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge

4/1 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

4/2 Montreal, QC - II Motore

4/4 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern

4/6 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop

4/7 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

4/8 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry

4/11 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Café

4/12 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

4/14 San Francisco, CA - The Independent

* with Small Black

^ with Asobi Seksu