British U.K. alternative rock quartet the Futureheads have parted ways with their record label 679/Warner Music.

British U.K. alternative rock quartet the Futureheads have parted ways with their record label 679/Warner Music.

The split, effective in October, was "reached amicably" after "many open discussions involving their future with the label," according to a statement issued on behalf of both parties.

In the statement, frontman Barry Hyde declares, "This means that we can now do our next album with refreshed enthusiasm, we're not worried about the situation and we are not even going to consider splitting up."

According to a spokesperson, the band has been writing and recording in their hometown Sunderland, north east England.

The Futureheads signed to 679 in 2003. Their eponymous album was issued in the following year, and went on to sell a quarter of a million copies, according to a spokesperson. "News & Tributes" followed in May this year.

The band kicks off a nine-date U.K. tour this Saturday (Nov. 25) at the 53 Degrees venue in Preston.

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