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Kasabian play secret gig on jumbo jet

Kasabian played secret gig in a Boeing 747 in an airfield outside their home city of Leicester tonight (September 5).

The ballot only show for 100 fans was announced this afternoon, with guests told to arrive a pick up point in Leicester city centre.

Surprised guests were taken on a mystery tour to Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome near the Leicestershire town of Lutterworth where hog roast and drinks were provided before boarding.

Kasabian played a full set from their two previous albums and aired new material from their forthcoming album Velociraptor inclduing the previously unheard Rewired, but ignored their first album.

Many of the 200 guests were on Facebook and Twitter saying it was awesome and the gig of their lives.

Another gig goer said: “As a devoted disliker of Kasabian I have to actually admit….. That was fucking awesome.”

There was a news blackout while on board the hollowed out 747 which is unable to fly, and makes up part of Brutingthorpe’s collection of museum aircraft.

Kasabian embark on a huge uk arena tour starting in November.

Brighton Centre (November 28)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (30)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (December 2)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (3)
Liverpool Echo Arena (4)
Birmingham NIA (6)
Manchester Evening News Arena (7)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (8)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (10)
Glasgow SECC (11)
Aberdeen AECC (12)
London O2 Arena (14)
London O2 Arena (15)

The Leicester five piece release their fourth album Velociraptor on 19 September, 2011 and can be pre-ordered from iTunes.

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Official PIAS statement-emergency plans implemented

PIAS expect to be delivering for key labels next week as part of Sony DADC Business Continuity Plan which was actioned following the blaze at their Enfield distribution centre.

Label Love has aslo been set up to promote fundraisers for labels affected by the fire. http://cognitvedissonancerecords.com/labellove/

A temporary distribution partner has been found although Domino Records have already announced some releases such as Arctic Monkeys’ ‘The Hellcat Spangled Shalala’ will now be download only.

PIAS released a second official statement outlining some of their emergency contingency plans.

“Latest update – Sony DADC have actioned their Business Continuity Plan and are back up and running from a new control room in Enfield. PIAS continue to work with them to minimise the impact on the business, a number one priority for all labels and clients. SonyDADC have identified a temporary distribution partner and it is envisaged that they will be in a position to pick, pack and ship orders in the course of next week.

“This follows an earlier statement regarding a fire last night at the SonyDADC warehouse, which services the physical distribution for PIAS in the UK and Ireland. PIAS’s UK offices in London and all other areas of our business are unaffected. More information will be communicated shortly to all our labels and partners.”

The earlier statement read:

“There was a fire last night at the SonyDADC warehouse which services the physical distribution for PIAS in the UK and Ireland. PIAS is working closely with SonyDADC who are implementing their emergency plans. PIAS’s UK offices in London and all other areas of our business are unaffected. More information will be communicated shortly to all our labels and partners.”

The site is unsurprisingly down so hopefully this helps.

A fundraiser for the labels who have lost their stock and livelihods has been set up, you can donate below. (Please note The Guild is not part and is not connected with the organisation of this funtraising page.)

Support PIAS and independent Music

Further statements from labels affected below:

Turnstile Records, released this statement: “A huge blow. Fatal in the cases of some labels whose whole stock and source of income has been destroyed. And for others a massive massive headache in facing weeks of uncertainty while the true cost of lost stock and temporary collapse of distribution system is calculated.”

Rob Da Bank’s label, Sunday Best released, a statment saying: “We know Pias are insured so hopefully in terms of getting restocked we can all do that, although I can’t say for definite right now if that will happen. It won’t ruin us as a business, but it will be a problem for labels who need stock to sell to keep them going… You look at the roll call of labels on Pias and they’re some of the most important indie labels in the world. I just wish these people realised it was music they were destroying, and it’s not helping anyone.”

A fundraiser for the labels who have lost their stock and livelihods has been set up, you can donate below.

Support PIAS and independent Music

Plans for a PIAS fundraiser are being organised by @fionachadd. Follow her and get involved in helping the labels affected.


			

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PIAS distribution stock destroyed during night of riots

Sony's Enfield warehouse balze- photo from Reuters-please dont sue me 🙂

Details of PIAS fundraiser here.

PIAS, the largest distributor of Independent music, has had its stock go up in flames during the London riots.

The distributor supplies record shops with CD’s Vinyl and DVD’s by artists such as The XX and Darwin Deez as well as established artists including Arctic Monkeys and The Prodigy.

Over 150 indie labels including Domino and 4AD coordinate their distribution through PIAS whose warehouse was on Sony’s DADC site in Enfield North London, an area affected by London’s riots.

The full scale of the blaze damage is unconfirmed however labels, Rock Action and Chemikal Underground, have confirmed they are affected, as well as Angular losing their entire stock.

An official PIAS statement on their website reads:

“There was a fire last night at the SonyDADC warehouse which services the physical distribution for PIAS in the UK and Ireland.

“PIAS is working closely with SonyDADC who are implementing their emergency plans. PIAS’s UK offices in London and all other areas of our business are unaffected.

“More information will be communicated shortly to all our labels and partners.”

Earlier PIAS’ Darren Hemmings said on Twitter: ” OK: I can confirm that the Sony DADC warehouse in Enfield did burn to the ground, and Sony holds PIAS stock.”
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Rough Trades Spencer Hickman Tweted: ‘Pias distribution got burnt to the ground last night, they look after XL group, domino in fact most of the big indies.
“More small companies hit in what could well prove to be the death knell of huge amounts of (independent) mom and pop businesses”

A Sony spokesperson said they cannot yet assess the scale of damage as parts of the building were still burning and could not be accessed.

“There will likely be some impact on deliveries,” she added.

PIAS offices are fortunately not on the site and our support goes out to those working at PIAS and all the hard working labels affected.

Sony have stated the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

If you have any spare time today, grab a brush and some gloves and follow @riotcleanup to see where you can help clear the damage.
A fundraiser for the labels who have lost their stock and livelihods has been set up, you can donate below. (Please note The Guild is not part and is not connected with the organisation of this funtraising page.)

Support PIAS and independent Music

Here’s Zomby’s Natalia Song from his album Dedication which is distributed through PIAS and ace.

The list of labels distibuted through PIAS includes:

1234

2020 Vision

Accidental

Ad Altiora

Adventures Close to home

Alberts

All City

Alt Delete

Ambush Reality

Angular

Ark

ATC

Atic

Atlantic Jaxx

Azuli

B Unique

Backyard

Bad Sneakers

Bandstock

Banquet

Beggars

Big Chill

Big Dada

Big Life / Nul / Sindy Stroker

Boombox

Border Community

Boysnoize

Brille

Bronzerat

Brownswood

Buzzin Fly

Can You Feel It

Catskills

ChannelFly

Chemikal Underground

City Rockers

Counter

D Cypher

Dance To The Radio

Deceptive

Def Jux

Dirtee Stank

Divine Comedy

Domino

Drag City

Drive Thru

Drowned in Sound

Duophonic

Eat Sleep / Sorepoint

Electric Toaster

Emfire

F. Comm

Fabric

Faith And Hope

Fantastic Plastic

Fargo

FatCat

Feraltone

Finders Keepers / Twisted Nerve

Fingerlickin’

Flock

Free Range

From The Basement

Full Time Hobby

Goldsoul

Gronland

Groove Attack

Halftime

Hassle

Heron

Hum&Haw;Independiente

Info UK

Join Us

Kartel

Kensaltown

Kitsune

Kompakt

Laughing Stock

Leftroom

Lex

Lo Max

Loose

Love Box

Lowlife

Lucky Number

Marquis Cha Cha

Memphis Industry

Merok

Metroline

Mute

NaĂŻve

Nation

Navigator

New World

Ninja Tune

Nuclear Blast

One Little Indian

Output / People in the Sky / Process

Pale Blue

Palm

Peacefrog

PIAS Recordings

PIP 555 Productions

Play To Work

Powerhouse (T2)

Propaganda / Ho Hum

Raw Canvas

Red Grape

Red Telephone Box

Rekids

Renaissance

Respect Productions (PES digital)

Reveal Records

RMG

Rock Action

Roots

Rough Trade

Rough Trade Comps

Rubyworks

Ruffa Lane

Search And Destroy

Secret Sundaze

Secretly Canadian / Jagjaguwar / Dead Oceans

Sell Yourself

Setanta

Shatterproof

Sideone Dummy

Slam Dunk

Smalltown

Soma

Something In Construction

Sonar Kollectiv

Soul Jazz

Southern Fried

Stranded Soldier

Subliminal

Sunday Best

TARGO

Taste

Ten Worlds

Thrill Jockey

Total Fitness

Touch And Go

Track And Field

TriTone

Trouble

Try Harder

Turk

Turnstile

Twenty 20

Underworld

Union Square

Urban Torque

Vagrant

Vice

Victory

Wagram

Wall Of Sound

Warp

Wi45

Wonky Atlas

Word And Sound

Xtra Mile

You Are Here

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