UK music distributor launches new labels

Plastic Head, one of the UK’s largest distribution companies, has launched four new specialist reissue labels.

Each of the labels will concentrate on different genres: Northworld (rock, pop, M.O.R), Southworld (rock and metal), Eastworld (eclectic rock and indie) and Westworld (punk).

Tom Doherty, one of the 4Worlds Media directors working alongside Plastic Head Distribution director Steve Beatty, has explained that while the four labels were to concentrate on quality reissues, they had an “open door” for telented new acts.

The new label’s first scheduled releases for the labels are Ministry’s ‘Undercover’ and a reissue from Hawkwind. ‘Blood of The Earth’ was the legendary psych/space rock/prog band’s 25th studio album, taking into account the two releases recorded under their Hawklords and Psychedelic Warlords pseudonyms.

The autumn schedule for 4World includes the catalogue of The The mainman Matt Johnson’s first band The Gadgets, plus a reissue of the Doctor & The Medics back catalogue. There are also planned releases by UK Subs, Andi Sex Gang and Throbbing Gristle.