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All Warp UK stock lost in Sony fire

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Record label Warp has confirmed that all of its UK stock has been lost in the Sony DADC warehouse fire on Monday night.

Independent labels also including XL Recordings, Beggars, Domino and Wall Of Sound lost their products in the blaze.

A statement read: "All of Warp's UK stock appears to have been lost in the fire. The Sony DADC warehouse also acted as our international distribution hub and so this has affected our ability to supply our overseas partners.

"The biggest challenge for us is replacing Warp's extensive back catalogue spanning the last 21 years."

It continued: "We will replace as much of this as we can by creating new stock and replenishing where possible with stock from outside the UK. Unfortunately some releases may never be available physically again.

"We will be closely supporting PIAS in their efforts to get the independent music community up and running as quickly as they can."

The label confirmed that most UK copies of new single 'My Machines' from Battles had been destroyed but added that the single will still receive a digital release on Monday.

The planned release dates of CANT's Dreams Come True (September 12), Plaid's Scintilli (September 26) and Rustie's Glass Swords (October 10) could remain unchanged as PIAS is currently working to implement alternative distribution.

Three teenagers were arrested this morning in connection with the fire.

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