It could be plain sailing from here on out for Boy Jumps Ship.
The South Tyneside rock band are celebrating after signing a record deal.
The four-piece – made up of Si Todd, Gav Gates, Jonny Robb and Jonathan Douglas – have been signed by new independent label Amazing Record Co and will release their debut album early next year.
The label is part of Gateshead-based Amazing Media Group, which also broadcasts Amazing Radio.
Singer and guitarist Si, 27, said: “They’ve been supporting us since 2010 but the deal started to come about around three months ago.
“We were kind of in limbo with the album because we had it and wanted to find a good home for it, then Amazing came along and we couldn’t be more excited.
“We’re really proud of the album and how it sounds and we knew we had to find a label who would be as passionate about our band as we are and we have.
“The album does have a name but we can’t say what it is yet. It’s all brand new, original songs though.”
The band have had a busy summer playing at music festivals up and down the country and are currently touring with Young Guns.
Si, from Boldon, added: “We’ve done a lot of festivals over the summer and now we’re really knuckling down and working hard.
“Signing a record deal is something we’ve always wanted and been working for, it’s been the goal from the start.”
Paul Campbell, CEO of Amazing Media Group, said: “At Amazing, we love finding bands early and helping them along the way.
“Our list of discoveries is pretty long now – Daughter, Chvrches, Haim, London Grammar – all bands we played on the radio before anyone else in the world.
“We launched the label earlier this year to help musicians all the way from their first recordings to global acclaim. Boy Jumps Ship are another band we played from the very start and they are destined for huge things.
We’re really proud of the album and how it sounds and we knew we had to find a label who would be as passionate about our band as we are and we have.Si Todd, Boy Jumps Ship
“It’s a nice plus that, like us, they are Geordies. The guys are truly amazing and we’re thrilled to be working with them.”