New Catalogue

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

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

Running Riot in 21

Founded in the early 70s, veteran London band Cock Sparrer are now one of the biggest bands on the punk scene, headlining the likes of Rebellion festival and attracting a whole new audience. These leading voices in the Oi scene often penned lyrics which dealt with topics related

Feeling Felt

Fronted by the enigmatic, mononymous Lawrence, indie-pop band Felt remain one of the most enduring cult acts. Active between 1980-1989, the band made ten albums and ten singles for the Cherry Red and Creation labels. Other key members included Martin Duffy (later with Primal Scream), Phil King (who went onto Lush and The

Steve Thompson

Hailing from Teeside, all-rounder Steve Thompson has written songs for the likes of Celine Dion and The Hollies. We’re proud to bring Steve’s collection of recordings to Cherry Red. Alongside his own works are tracks by cult glam act Bullfrog, future Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor, pre-Curve singer Toni Halliday, an

UK Records: A Great British Label

UK Records was a music label launched in 1972 as an outlet for pop star/Svengali Jonathan King. First run by John Peel’s Dandelion Records chief Clive Selwood (amongst others), the label scored chart hits for the likes of Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs (fronted by Jona Lewie) and 10cc. UK also