French duo now on Columbia
Daft Punk

Daft Punk have switched labels, shuffling from long term home Virgin / EMI to Columbia.

While the weekend is normally a time to switch off, for fans of Daft Punk it saw the rumour mill go into overdrive. The French duo are seemingly working on new material, which - if true - would mark their full studio album proper is almost a decade.

Now it seems that one aspect of their activity has been confirmed. NME are reporting that Daft Punk have switched labels, moving from long term home Virgin / EMI to Sony owned Columbia.

The move coincides with renewed speculation about the group's studio activities. Daft Punk are rumoured to be working towards a Spring release, with collaborator Nile Rodgers acting as unofficial spokesperson.

Revealing a few tit bits of information here and there, the disco legend posted a new blog in the first days of 2013. In it, Nile Rodgers looked ahead to a series of Japanese shows whilst also inadvertently revealing some of Daft Punk's plans. 

"The next time I set foot in Japan, my collaboration with Daft Punk would have started to hit people's eardrums, as well as a number of songs I'm working on over the next few months with a select group of artists, and of course finally, my lost CHIC and solo material. No matter how it ends, 2013 Won't Be Boring!"


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