One Little Indian Records—the independent label that’s released records by Björk, The Sugarcubes, A.R. Kane, Kitchens of Distinction and many other bands—has announced via social media it is changing its name. Founder Derek Birkett, who was also a founding member of the anarcho-punk band Flux of Pink Indians in the ’80s, says in a post that “From today the label will be called One Little Independent Records.”
“The last few weeks have been a monumental learning curve,” the post reads. “Following the receipt of an eye-opening letter from a Crass fan that detailed precisely why the logo and label name are offensive, as well as the violent history of the terminology, I felt equally appalled and grateful to them for making me understand what must be changed.
He continues, “I want to apologise unreservedly to anyone that has been offended by the name and the logo. I recognise now that both contribute to racism and should have been addressed a long, long time ago.”
Birkett has also announced that he’s making donations to organizations such as Honouring Indigenous Peoples Charitable Corporation and the Association on American Indian Affairs, on behalf of the label.
Read his full statement here.