Manchester band The Slow Show have been announced as the first signing of 2013 to Rough Trade Publishing.
The Slow Show are one of few UK acts on the Rough Trade Publishing rosterwhich is primarily made up of North American acts.
Company MD Cathi Gibson said: “The band have great sync potential and their original sound and writing is grabbing deserved attention. Their material will shortly be made available on RT’s specialist site rough-cuts.com”
Band manager JC Caddy added: "The band are delighted to sign with Rough Trade Publishing in what is a very credible and exciting partnership and where the emphasis is on quality not quantity."