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U.K. pop band The 1975 have extended their record deal with longtime partner Dirty Hit for an additional three albums, the label's founder has revealed. Since 2012, the Manchester-based group have released five EPs and three albums on the indie label, which will continue to partner with Interscope and Polydor for the group's releases.

"The 1975 are with Dirty Hit for a long time," Dirty Hit founder Jamie Oborne told Music Week. "They are Dirty Hit, so of course they’d extend. The 1975 had a three-album deal and they’ve extended it for another three albums, which is amazing. Myself and the boys, we were so happy."

The band's self-titled 2013 debut included standout tracks such as "Girls" and "Chocolate." They followed it up with 2016's I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, and late last year released A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, which became their first No. 1 on the Billboard 200. All three releases topped the U.K. Official Albums Chart.

Album No. 4, Notes on a Conditional Form, has a release date of May 31.

Dirty Hit's roster also includes Wolf Alice, Pale Waves and The Japanese House. Osborne said the label will remain an indie while maintaining various joint venture arrangements with major labels like Interscope, RCA and Polydor, with plans to launch a U.S. operation in the future.


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