Tuesday August 9, 2011
Our uk distributor, Sony dadc was burnt down in last night’s riots, so all our UK stock is gone.
Alternative arrangements are being set up, and we’ll be moving in stock from Europe to cover, as well as remanufacturing as rapidly as possible.
Although we’re well stocked at retail with key current titles, there will inevitably be some stock shortages in the near term, so please bear with us while we work on this.
That’s the bottom line in a succinct announcement, and it will impact on the catalogue availability and new releases. We kept much of our bulk holdings at the Sony warehouse but fortunately the This Mortal Coil boxes and Throwing Muses sets are still in transit, so we haven’t lost those.
My sympathies go out to the smaller independent labels who will be hard pressed to survive a loss like this.