Pete Doherty's band Babyshambles have landed a longterm deal with the Parlophone record label following the success of their THE BLINDING EP last year (06). Bosses at the British record company, which signed THE Beatles in 1962, dismissed reports of a multi-album deal last year - but the two parties finally tied up a contract earlier this week (begs15JAN06). A Babyshambles statement reads, "Both management and the band are thrilled to have signed this deal and look forward to a long, fruitful, and creative relationship with Parlophone." Parlophone Managing Director MILES LEONARD says, "We're extremely pleased to be welcoming such a vibrant and talented band into the Parlophone label. "Babyshambles, justifiably, have a great reputation for crafting some of the most exciting music around today, and in Peter Doherty they have one of the best songwriters of his generation. "Parlophone have a long history of working with the best British bands, from Radiohead to Blur to Coldplay, and we see Babyshambles very much as continuing this tradition."