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Ska, Rattle N Roll!

Back in the Sixties, he was nicknamed 'The Godfather Of Ska' - and with good reason. Laurel Aitken was one of the most successful Jamaican musicians and writers of his day, with a prolific output. Ranging from R&B, Ska and Rocksteady to the Skinhead Reggae of the late 60s

Impulsive Indie

Indie rock act Prolapse mixed punk rock, krautrock and shoegaze in the early 90s, characterised by the alternating, contrasting vocal styles of Linda Steelyard and Mick Derrick. Cherry Red released their 1994 album Pointless Walks To Dismal Places, which achieved critical acclaim at the time.


Issued in late 1981, 'Cambodia' was the fourth single by Kim Wilde, who was one of Britain's biggest pop stars that year. The record reached No. 12 in the UK charts, but reached the top spot in France, and has enjoyed an enduring legacy as a fan favourite ever

Joy For All Mankind

Cherry Red are the proud custodians of Miki Dallon’s catalogue, covering many fascinating tracks from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s. Among several hit singles is a wonderful re-make of Apollo 100's neo-classical hit instrumental from 1971, 'Joy' (re-titled 'Jesu Joy'), which was the creation of multi-instrumentalist Tom Parker. The song was used recently

Strict Suzi!

The queen of 70s Glam Rock, Suzi Quatro first made her musical mark in late 60s Detroit before relocating to Britain to become a star in the early 70s, with the help of producers Chinn and Chapman. In 2003, Goldfrapp's 'Strict Machine' playfully echoed the spirit of 70s

The Fox And The Hound

British band Yellow Dog were founded by former Fox songwriter Kenny Young. A going concern during late 70s and early 80s, they scored a significant hit ‘Just One More Night’ (No. 8 UK, No. 6 Australia, 1978) plus a near-miss ‘Wait Until Midnight’ (Top 75).

Synth City!

As the dust settled following the punk rock explosion, countless new genres emerged. Chief among these was Synth Pop – a suitably descriptive umbrella for the new electronic pop sound which had emerged, inspired by the likes of Kraftwerk. While synthesizers had previously perhaps been considered a

Make Mine A Mekon

Springing from Leeds University’s Fine Art Department (along with Delta 5 and Gang Of Four), The Mekons saw themselves as facilitators, ignoring the supposed divide between audience and performers. Within this contract to entertain, their mantra was that anyone could do it. Signed after playing their second show to Bob

Chelsea Grin!

Led by formidable frontman Gene October, punk band Chelsea formed in 1976 and have continued in different guises, off and on, ever since. We already control the rights to all of Chelsea’s landmark early music issued on Step Forward in the late 70s and early 80s. In addition,

Manafest The Impossible!

Manafest, whose real name is Christopher Greenwood, is a renowned Christian musician hailing from Canada. With his fusion of rock, hip-hop, and electronic elements, Manafest has gained a loyal following and has become a prominent figure in the Christian music scene. Cherry Red, in partnership with MVD, now represents