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Hello New York!

If there’s a word to describe 1970’s UK rock band Hello, it’s glam. If there’s a word to describe American luxury fashion label Kate Spade New York, it’s glam. They might be opposite ends of each other’s spectrum but put them together and you get a masterclass

The Language Of Be Bop

Pioneering musician Bill Nelson, known as one of the most underrated guitarists of the 1970s and frontman of the inimitable art-rock band Be-Bop Deluxe, has enjoyed a long and varied career. Arguably, his final album with Be-Bop Deluxe proved his most visionary. Released in 1978, Drastic Plastic arrived on the

Gong But Not Forgotten

Gong were an Anglo-French progressive rock band who incorporated elements of jazz and space rock into their music. Formed in Paris in 1967 by Daevid Allen and Gylli Smyth, the collective has featured musicians such as Steve Hillage, Bill Laswell, Theo Travis and Hawkwind’s Tim Blake. Cherry

Local Heroes Out Of The Shadows

On the face of it, Barry Gibson’s Local Heroes were a tribute act, but how many such tribute acts feature actual members of the band they’re covering? Local Heroes are just that; a Shadows homage that boasted former members such as bassist Jet Harris, drummer Tony

GTR On Guitar

British supergroup GTR was the brainchild of Yes and Asia guitarist Steve Howe and Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. Though both are known for their progressive rock leanings, the one GTR album (self-titled) released in 1986 appealed to lovers of AOR. A short-lived affair, the band only lasted two years but the LP’s cult status

Action, Time… Voyage!

Mark Perry’s Alternative TV were pioneers of punk and Cherry Red are proud representatives for all of ATV’s Deptford Fun City recordings from 1977 to 1979. Although early singles ‘How Much Longer’ and Love Lies Limp’ have endured, their calling card is arguably their 1978 single ‘Action Time Vision’. This

Boys Will Be Boys

The Boys are an English punk rock/power pop band formed in London in 1976. Forming from the ashes of London SS and The Hollywood Brats, they released two albums before signing to Safari for 1979s’ To Hell With The Boys, 1981’s Boys Only and a Christmas album as their alter egos The

Keep It In The Family

Cherry Red have acquired much of the back catalogue from progressive rock band Family and their ex-frontman Roger Chapman. Family scored UK hit singles with ‘No Mules Fool’ (1969), ‘Strange Band’ (1970) and ‘In My Own Time’ (1971) and success with albums such as A Song For Me (1970), Anyway (1970), Fearless (1971) and Bandstand (1972). Many of Family’s albums are regarded as classics. Roger

A Time For Conflict

Led by the one and only Colin Jerwood, South London anarcho-punks Conflict reached the peak of the indie charts with the 1983 album It’s Time To See Who’s Who and scored a flurry of indie chart singles through the 1980s, including 'The Serenade Is Dead' (No 5) and 'This Is


Cherry Red are now the custodians of rock and metal label Dissonance, which is devoted to the more extreme side of music. The catalogue runs to around 130 releases. Notable albums include At The Gates’ Gardens Of Grief, Holy Terror’s Terror & Submission and Ascension Of The Watchers’ Apocrypha. Notable other bands to have