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The Dark Is Rising

Known best for his work with acid blues rockers The Edgar Broughton Band, 2023 sees the release of Edgar’s brand-new studio album Break The Dark. The album began life during the enforced COVID lockdown and evolved into a project that is truly special, and features

Sky Blue Dream

Since their emergence in the early 1990s, Mercury Rev have remained at the vanguard of American alternative music. Cherry Red represents and has reissued some of their landmark discography, including 2001’s All Is Dream, which features the standout track ‘Blue Skies.’ A lush, electro-acoustic interpretation of Irving Berlin’severgreen 1926

Space Age Pop?

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

A League Of Their Own

English punk rockers Anti-Nowhere League have been a force on the punk circuit since the late ‘70s. They reached No. 1 in the Indie Charts with their debut album We Are…The League from 1982. Its final track ‘Let’s Break The Law’ has just been featured in the new series of Disney’s Welcome To

Rocking Red Rhinos

Red Rhino Records was a British independent label developed by the record shop and wholesaler of the same name, formed and run by ‘Tony K’ aka Tony Kostrzewa (pictured). Part of The Cartel, a co-operative record distribution network set up by various labels to handle their distribution to shops, Red Rhino was based

Carmen Electric!

Founded in 1970 by David Clark Allen, Carmen fused rock, progressive, and flamenco music, epitomised on their debut album Fandangos in Space (1973). Produced by Tony Visconti, the LP graced Rolling Stone’s list of 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time. We represent all of their recordings from the first half

Leeds Are United!

Like many Northern cities, Leeds enjoyed an explosion of music triggered by the big bang of punk rock in 1977. Our new 3-CD set Where Were You: Independent Music From Leeds 1978-89 is the first comprehensive anthology of that fertile era. From punk to goth, indie pop

Dining Out Label

Formed in 1979, London-based DIY new wave label Dining Out was the vehicle for (future) music journalist Dave Henderson to release a host of records brimming with new wave artiness, primal electronic melodies, wonky pop, dishevelled funk riffs, drum-machines and analogue synths. Between 1979 and 1982, they unveiled a host of John Peel favourites filled

Pale Freedom

Just as ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ was establishing itself as the definitive summer-of-1967 hit, new kids on the block Procol Harum acrimoniously parted company with guitarist Ray Royer and drummer Bobby Harrison. Royer and Harrison duly assembled a new band that they pointedly christened Freedom. Born Again: The Complete Recordings 1967-72 collects all of their work in

Top Of The (Human) League

The Human League need no introduction of course; the Sheffield based synth-pop band achieved wide-spread commercial success in the early 1980s and have influenced countless artists. Cherry Red now have non-exclusive representation of their debut single ‘Being Boiled’. Originally released on the Fast Product label in 1978, the Phil Oakey, Martyn Ware and Ian