Bristol Archive Records Blog

A New Distributor deal has been agreed for Shellshock

Following our announcement last week that Pinnacle had gone into receivership we are delighted to announce that Shellshock has found a new home for its many labels including Bristol Archive and Sugar Shack Records.

Below is a statement from Garreth Ryan Head of Shellshock…

 December 15 2008

Shellshock Distribution announces new fulfilment agreement with SRD

Shellshock is happy to announce that it has concluded a new pick & pack deal with SRD.

This new agreement secures an excellent shipping service for our many labels & ensures that Shellshock will continue to provide the best sales & marketing to the leading alternative & cutting edge record labels.

Shellshock & SRD are proudly independent companies.

SRD was established in 1987. Its current best seller is Pendulum’s ‘Hold Your Colour’ album with total UK sales in excess of of 250,000 & it distributes the following labels :
Breakbeat Kaos, Dischord, ATP Recordings, Hospital, Tempa, Ipecac, Roll Deep, Kranky, Leaf, Southern Lord, Tomlab, Spinney , Constellation, Rock Action, Goldtop and many more.

We reached our decision after weighing up several good offers but SRD’s deal offered the best terms, the most appropriate customer base and on a practical note, their close proximity to our own offices which offers us much increased flexibility. Uppermost in our mind was to find a financially sound shipping partner; one who is independent, reliable, and understands our labels’ and our customers’ needs. We are now very pleased to have an excellent & we believe a much improved distribution system in place.

Now back to the busy of rereleasing gems from the Bristol Musical Vaults.

Leave a Reply