09.08.2011, Words by Charlie Jones

The warehouse which holds all PIAS UK stock has burnt down

During the riots in Enfield last night the Sony distribution centre, which also houses PIAS stock, was burnt to the ground - labels affected include Young Turks and XL.

The Sony DADC which burnt down last night in Enfield was also the home of PIAS UK distribution, containing stock which belonged to many independent music labels.

Darren Hemmings, Head of Digital Marketing for PIAS, has stated this morning “I can confirm that the Sony DADC warehouse in Enfield did burn to the ground, and Sony holds PIAS stock…we know DADC was destroyed & are waiting to confirm exactly how badly this has affected PIAS.”

Independent labels have been expressing their anger and heartbreak at the news on Twitter; Sonic Cathedral posted a picture of the burning building alongside the caption “ If anyone wanted any records on Sonic Cathedral, they were in here :-(”, whilst Calum Morton (Spencer), of Numbers, tweeted “Aye thanks you wee London looting pricks for burning our stock warehouse with petrol bombs for a playstation.”

A full list of the labels associated with PIAS (and so those who have potentially lost stock in the fire) is here .

You can read more about the distribution centre fire here .

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