Some of you may know that we - Tough Love Records - were due to release a mini album by William in mid May. The record was intended to be packaged as a 12" and CD set, similar to what we have done with past releases by Situationists and Favours for Sailors. Having ordered the CDs through separate company, we received them a long time ago. However, we've been waiting on the vinyl for months (almost 12 weeks in total now). I'd been calling the company - Media Sourcing - daily for the past three weeks, but kept being diverted to an answer machine. I subsequently discovered that the company went into liquidation yesterday, meaning we've lost the money we paid for the record (£1200) and further to this, despite the order being placed 3 months ago, the records haven't even been pressed.
Unfortunately we had to find this out via another manufacturer, as Media Sourcing have not been in touch, even telling me as soon ago as Monday that they were chasing the order for me. The other manufacturer also told me that Media Sourcing were still quoting people up until yesterday.
So, if you have any outstanding orders with the company, i'd make all the effort to find out what's exactly happened with it. Of course, ignore all quotes you've had.
As far as the William release is concerned, we're going to have to keep it as a CD only and have packaged made up for it - more affordable than paying £1200 to have the records printed again. Anyone who has pre-ordered the record thinking they were going to get vinyl and wants to cancel it now, no problem. We'll be sending out an email to these people asap.
Thanks to everyone that continues to support us X