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Steve Thompson

Hailing from Teeside, all-rounder Steve Thompson has written songs for the likes of Celine Dion and The Hollies. We’re proud to bring Steve’s collection of recordings to Cherry Red. Alongside his own works are tracks by cult glam act Bullfrog, future Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor, pre-Curve singer Toni Halliday, an

The Boys Are Kids In America

The Boys is an American superhero streaming television series developed for Amazon Prime Video. Based on the comic book of the same name, it follows a team of vigilantes as they combat superpowered individuals who abuse their abilities and is as entertaining as it is gruesome. Every

Have Mersey On Us!

If you like your thrillers gritty, you’ll welcome the return of gruff antihero Tim Roth in Sky Atlantic’s Tin Star. We for one are grateful the show moved from its original setting in the rocky vistas of a Canadian town and over to the UK - without

UK Records: A Great British Label

UK Records was a music label launched in 1972 as an outlet for pop star/Svengali Jonathan King. First run by John Peel’s Dandelion Records chief Clive Selwood (amongst others), the label scored chart hits for the likes of Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs (fronted by Jona Lewie) and 10cc. UK also

Crock of Gold! A King Horror Show!

Julien Temple’s new film about the life and times of The Pogues’ enigmatic frontman Shane MacGowan was released on 20 November. Co-produced with Johnny Depp, the film combines new interviews with unseen archive footage and maps MacGowan’s childhood in Ireland through to his years on London’s

Holy Smokes

Helvete: The History Of Norwegian Black Metal is a documentary series about the country’s black metal scene, dating from the early eighties through to its most controversial heyday in the 90s. Instead of dwelling on the more storied murder, suicide and church burnings, this four-parter focuses on

Spri-ghtly Does It

Spriguns of Tolgus were a British folk rock group formed in 1972 by Mike and Mandy Morton. Having circulated a cassette album Rowdy Dowdy Day, they signed with Decca and released two albums. They were much hyped within the folk scene (prompting comparisons with Steeleye Span, whose

Keep On Truckin’

Cherry Red have recently acquired the rights to a raft of British rock recordings from the golden era of the mid-Seventies. These include the eponymous 1975 album (pictured) by commune dwellers Global Village Trucking Company; the extremely scarce, privately-pressed Thank You & Goodnight LP (1976) by

Summer Into Fall

The Fall – Can Can Summer Mark E. Smith’s group were called many things over their forty years in the business, but “polished” and “funky” were not ordinarily the words. This is why Can Can Summer from their 2008 studio album Imperial Wax Solvent is such an astonishing track for

Small Wonder

Small Wonder Records Cherry Red are now the proud owners of the Small Wonder Records catalogue. Small Wonder was an independent British label founded in the 1980s, and specialising in Punk and Post-Punk.  Amongst the catalogue are albums from Punk-Poet Patrik Fitzgerald and The Cravats, along