London Riots Affect U.K. Indie Labels


A warehouse for indie distributor PIAS — containing stock for labels including XL Recordings, 4AD, Memphis Industries, Rough Trade, and others — has burned down in the riots currently rocking London. In a statement, PIAS says: "There was a fire last night at the Sony DADC warehouse which services the physical distribution for PIAS in the U.K. and Ireland. PIAS is working closely with SonyDADC who are implementing their emergency plans. PIAS's U.K. offices in London and all other areas of our business are unaffected." In a representative sentiment, a rep for Memphis Industries tweeted, "All the stock we got left is sitting in our office. Devastated is the word." Go buy some limited run seven-inches, you guys. [Billboard]