Help out Xtra Mile Recordings

Posted by PP on 15/09/11

Remember that fire that burned down the entire stock of a bunch of indie labels during the London riots last month? Xtra Mile Recordings was one of the labels affected, and they are currently gathering support to replenish their stock by offering fans the ability to pledge money by doing pre-orders and buying signed copies of records already released over here. Check out their statement below:

We, at London based indie label Xtra Mile Recordings, are offering friends, supporters and music lovers everywhere the chance to participate in something truly special….

Home to Frank Turner, The Xcerts, Crazy Arm, Chris T-T, Jim Ward (former At The Drive-In and Sparta guitarist/songwriter), Dave Hause (The Loved Ones), Sophie Madeleine and previously Million Dead and Reuben to name just a few, we have an eclectic roster of hard working and inspiring acts that we are all very proud to be working with. However, during the London Riots in August we watched our stock go up in flames as a fire tore down the Sony DADC Warehouse that housed [PIAS], a large distributor of over 150 independent record labels. All in all, millions of pounds worth of stock from Independent labels turned to ashes, including all Xtra Mile’s new releases, limited editions and back catalogue.

Not ones to choke on this misfortune though, we are turning this tragic state of affairs into a positive and together with our friends at PledgeMusic we have formed an exciting campaign.

We invite you to tell us what stock you would like us to replenish from our extensive catalogue and if enough of you want it and we reach break even on manufacture…we’ll get re-pressing right then and there! This project is your opportunity to pre-order some key releases and request new formats of old favourites. Quite simply: Enough of you want it? We’ll make it. Pledge your support and we’ll put the manufacturing wheels in motion.

On the right hand side youʼll see the list of items available for pre-order, each of which come in 3 variations….

Standard CD or LP

Signed CD or LP

Signed CD or LP with a hand-written thank you note from the band/act.

Many of you may already have some these items, which is why we are offering you the chance to pledge for signed copies or items that come with handwritten notes from the act, thanking you for your support, to offer you something new and exclusive.

Just drop us a line at and let us know what youʼre hankering for!

In addition to the items youʼve pre-ordered, weʼll also send you a digital download of a one off treat featuring a bunch of Xtra Mile rarities for FREE, gratis, libre!

On top of this Xtra Mile will be donating a significant portion of the proceeds from this campaign to the charity UK Disaster Relief who are helping people made homeless by the riots. PledgeMusic, in turn, will then match this sum too.

So if you’re a fan, get in touch – let’s make some good out of a bad situation!

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