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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

Classical Chorus

The influence of classical music on rock and pop is well documented – and we boast some wonderful recordings which fused the two worlds. Chief among them is the catalogue of the band Sky, a quintessential supergroup of talented musicians, from their 1979 hit single ‘Toccata’ to a string of

Showing Off!

Sisters Mel and Kim Appleby shot to fame in 1986 as rising stars of the Stock, Aitken & Waterman Pop production line. ‘Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)’ peaked at No. 3 in the UK, before ‘Respectable’ (1987) topped charts worldwide (UK, Germany, Australia, US Dance, Holland, Belgium, etc.). Sequel ‘F.L.M.’ provided

GO GETT ‘ER!

Award-winning guitarist/composer Jane Getter has carved out a niche at the intersection of jazz, metal and rock with her unique singer-songwriter approach. Division World, the latest album from her band Jane Getter Premonition, is out today. Listen to the title track, ‘Division World’, a complex but accessible jam with an

One of the biggest stars of the Prog Rock boom of the 1970s, Rick Wakeman played on Bowie's Hunky Dory album and made his name with Yes before embarking on a colourful, highly successful solo career. Out today is Live At The London Palladium. This 4-CD box set boasts both concerts performed by Rick and the

Glammed Up

Back in the early 1970s, Glam Rock was de rigeur. At its most primal, Glam regurgitated classic rock'n'roll riffs over a sledgehammer stomp, all performed by bands in flares, platform boots and questionable haircuts.  From the art school pretensions of Glam's thinkers (namely, David Bowie and Roxy Music) to the hipshaking

Erin Carter At Her Best

Girls At Our Best were a post-punk outfit from Leeds, who released one cult classic album in 1981, Pleasure! We represent all of their recordings, including the fizzy mix of pop melody and punk energy of their 1980 single ‘Getting Nowhere Fast’. This indie classic has been used in

We’re Av-In It!

Having made a self-released single in 1980, Edinburgh-based, male/female indie rock band AVO-8 waited nearly a decade before releasing another DIY 45 then signing with Cherry Red for two singles in 1989/1990, garnering radio play and a BBC Radio One session. The first of those Cherry