Zane Lowe may have started a bidding war for this unsigned British band after launching Beats 1 with their new single
Lowe had previously played the track, "City," on Radio 1, and said that the team had kept coming back to it as they were building the new radio station.
The move made the band from Manchester hot property to talent scouts worldwide, and may have started a bidding war for their contract, according to Music Business Worldwide. Lead singer and drummer Tarek Musa is signed to independent British label Transgressive as a producer, but the entire band remained unsigned as of 10 p.m. last night, their manager Claire Southwick from Primitive Management told MBW.Musa was in the studio when the news came through that City was live on Beats 1, working on new music that the band hopes to release later in the year, NME reports, while the rest of the band, Peter Darlington, James Green and Andy Morton, were working at their day jobs.
yo @zanelowe are you kidding?!!?!? you just spun our tune! you're an absolute legend!!- Spring King (@springkingband) June 30, 2015