Next month, the newly set-up LOVE MUSIC, HATE VIOLENCE organisation will be releasing a compilation album featuring acts affected by the recent Sony Warehouse fire in Enfield, including Enter Shikari, Trash Talk, We Are The Ocean and Rolo Tomassi.
Due for release on November 28th 2011, this download only compilation will feature PIAS affiliated record labels and artists.
As well as the compilation, a one-off LMHV t-shirt will be for sale later this month, emblazoned with logos from some of the UK’s premier rock and alternative bands, festivals and magazines that have leant their support to the cause. The t-shirt is part donated by Merchandise For Life, and fully endorsed by Bring Me The Horizon, Enter Shikari, The Blackout, Young Guns, Architects, Funeral For A Friend, Your Demise, Last Witness, TRC and Feed The Rhino, as well as Hevy Music Festival, Hassle Records and Rock Sound magazine.
A further 200 t-shirts have been donated by Atmosphere Merch for the non-profit drive, featuring the artwork from the compilation, and will also be for sale only from the LMHV website.
The LMHV organisation was set up by Matt Hughes of Devil PR and Leander Gloversmith of Mythophonic Management in the wake of the London riots in August 2011 with the sole purpose of providing some much needed funds for both PIAS and the affected labels.
Matt Hughes said; ‘Having worked (and still currently working) with a host of these labels, as well as with PIAS as a record label and releasing entity itself, the events in Enfield affected many of us in the music industry. A terrible act that deserves this rally call of togetherness from the labels, bands, managers and PIAS itself.’
“Independent artists and labels struggle enough to stay afloat in the shadow of internet piracy and in a highly competitive scene often dictated by transient Internet trends, let alone losing stock in a pointless act of arson” adds Leander Gloversmith
“A lot of the UK’s indie labels – including our own Ambush Reality label – had a majority of their stock there, and now its all gone up in flames,” says Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari. “While the insurance will, in time, cover some of the losses, there’ll be labels who rely on constant cashflow and might not be able to struggle through until their losses are covered. Times are hard enough for indie labels and indie shops right now, this is another sad kick in the teeth for people who put their entire lives into keeping our musical landscape exciting with minimal budgets, who can ill afford this sort of setback.”
LOVE MUSIC HATE VIOLENCE Compilation Track List:
1. Rolo Tomassi – Pillfox
2. Enter Shikari – Destablalise
3. Hyro Da Hero – Ghetto Ambiance
4. Young Guns – DOA
5. We Are The Ocean – What it feels Like
6. Title Fight – Shed
7. Sharks – Three Houses
8. Chuck Ragan – Camaraderie of the Commons
9. The Computers – Blood is Thicker
10. Trash Talk – Eyes and Nine
11. Lets Wrestle – The One I Love (REM cover)
12. The Xcerts – Gum
13 Charlie Simpson – Farmer and His Gun
14. Tellison – Tell it to Thebes
15. Rolo Tomassi – I love Turbulence (Three Trapped Tigers remix)