- 10 Aug 11
The label says their "hearts go out to everyone affected by the riots".
Divine Comedy Records has issued a statement following the fire in Sony's London warehouse, which saw much of their stock destroyed. The label, headed by the band's frontman Neil Hannon, is distributed by PIAS, as are Domino, Sub Pop, 4AD, Matador, Warp and XL.
DCR's statement reads:
"We are saddened that the Sony warehouse which contained PIAS stock was destroyed by a fire during the London riots. Neil’s own label Divine Comedy Records is distributed by PIAS and he will almost certainly have lost all DCR stock in the fire. We at DCR are safe but our hearts go out to everyone affected by the riots. Many people will have lost far more than us in the looting and rioting. Stay safe, DCHQ x"
Riots in London, as well as Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol over the past four nights have resulted in widespread destruction of both homes and businesses, as well as theft and looting.