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The Genesis Of Guitar

Cutting his teeth as a founding member of Genesis, multi-instrumentalist Anthony Phillips left the band in 1970 to pursue a solo career. His acclaimed albums include Wise After The Event and the long-running Private Parts & Pieces series of demos and out-takes. His masterpiece, the 1977 album The Geese & The Ghost, includes an

Reservation Rolling!

Reservation Dogs is a new teen comedy drama on FX, created by Thor and What We Do In The Shadows director Taika Waititi. The series navigates the lives of four indigenous teenagers who spend their days hanging out and committing crimes to earn enough money to leave their reservation community. The latest season includes

“Break Out” The Beats!

Pop combo Swing Out Sister are best known for their 1986 hit ‘Breakout’. Formed by A Certain Ratio keyboardist Andy Connell and Magazine drummer Martin Jackson with singer Corinne Drewery, the band enjoyed successful stints with Mercury and Fontana. We now have exclusive rights to several of their later albums (plus associated B-sides, demos and unreleased tracks), namely

Beats Meets Manifesto

In the post post-punk aftermath, as electronic rhythms and synthesisers began to dominate, cutting edge artists began fusing minimal, proto-house music with dark, Gothic-tinged aesthetics to create a hybrid was simultaneously cold/alienated and danceable. Our latest 3CD compilation, Control I’m Here: Adventures On The Industrial Dance

Native Sons

Cited as key players in the so-called ‘Paisley Underground’ scene of the early-to-mid- 80s, American band The Long Ryders were actually rooted as much in alternative country music (Gram Parsons style) as psychedelia. We are the proud representatives of various Long Ryders and Sid Griffin albums. This includes live recordings, demos, B-sides, alternative

Things Can Only Get Chipper!

Back in the 80s and early 90s, Howard Jones notched up a string of catchy, memorable synth-pop hits on both sides of the Atlantic. Cherry Red are the proud custodians of recordings from the first decade of Howard's career (1983-1993). Included are all his hit singles, such as 'New Song', 'What Is Love?', 'Like To Get

Hollier Than Thou

British songwriter and folk musician Tim Hollier released four albums across the late 60s to early 70s (originally on United Artists, Fontana and Philips). His magnum opus is considered to be his eponymous second album, described by one critic as “hauntingly beautiful”. Tim later moved into music publishing and founded The

Sync Another One!

Amazon Prime’s new German language drama series, Luden: Könige Der Reeperbahn, tells the gritty story of Hamburg’s red light district and local gang wars in the late 1970s / early 1980s. It also soundtracks an abundance of Cherry Red material, from punk stalwarts Dead Kennedys’ ‘Too Drunk To Fuck’ to

Icing On The Cake

C86-era scenesters 14 Iced Bears were formed in Brighton in 1985 by frontman Rob Sekula and guitarist Kevin Canham. Awash with buzzsaw guitars, their jangly, psych infused indie-pop saw them receive critical acclaim from the music press and John Peel. The band have recently had tracks featured on the ITV crime drama Karen Pirie and Amazon

A Message For You, Rah!

The RAH Band was the brainchild of one Richard Anthony Hewson - an English producer, arranger, conductor and multi-instrumentalist. His career began in the late 60s as an arranger, working with The Beatles, The Bee Gees, James Taylor, Al Stewart, Fleetwood Mac and others. He founded the RAH Band in 1977,