New Catalogue

FANCY That…

Initially formed as a studio outfit by seasoned producer Mike Hurst, Fancy scored with their very first single, a Glam Rock cover of The Troggs' 'Wild Thing', which reached No. 14 in the US charts in 1974.   This prompted the formation of a proper band, which duly recorded two albums, Wild Thing and Something

Square and Birds Nest

We're proud to announce the acquisition of two fascinating, 'sister' labels from the 1970s.   Square Records was responsible for albums by Dear Mr. Time (the collectable Grandfather, pictured, from 1970) and Crispian St. Peters, as well as various singles by the likes of Mataya Clifford, Julie Bergen and Stephen Arlen.   Meanwhile, the later and more prolific Birds

1980: Listening To The Higsons

Formed in 1980 by students at the University Of East Anglia, The Higsons put Norwich on the musical map of the early 1980s with a string of indie hits fusing post-punk energy and funk rhythms.   Cherry Red now represent the majority of their recordings from 1981-85, including the indie hit album The Curse

Psychedelic Prunes

Los Angeles band The Electric Prunes were immortalised by their 1966 hit 'I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night', one of the earliest breakthroughs for psychedelic rock.   We're proud to represent some of the band's recordings, including the live album Stockholm '67 and the 2001 reunion LP Artifact. Drop us a line if

Bring On The Broughtons!

We're proud to announce the acquisition of four albums by legendary progressive rock act The Edgar Broughton Band: Bandages (1975), Parlez-Vous English? (1979), Live Hits Harder! (1979) and Superchip (1982).   In related news, Cherry Red also represent the rights to five albums by occasional Broughton Creepy John Thomas, who made two collectable prog LPs in 1969/70, Creepy John Thomas and Brother

Them Psychedelic Gypsies

After Van Morrison disbanded what were indisputably Northern Ireland's finest R&B band, Them, in 1966, some members re-emerged with a new band, The Belfast Gypsies.   Playing a tougher, more psychedelic style of R&B (now often labelled freakbeat), they made just one album, entitled Them Belfast Gypsies (issued on Sonet) in 1967 before dissolving. Cherry Red now represent the rights

Rupert Hine Is Thinking….

In the mid-1980s, renowned producer Rupert Hine created synth pop solo project Thinkman presented as a group, with actors hired for live / TV appearances (including Julian Clary as keyboardist Leo Hurll!).   Fighting Apathy With Shock is the title of a new compilation of Thinkman's recordings, which are now available for licence.

1980: Do It With Mataya Clifford

Born in Zimbabwe, Mataya Clifford Chewaluza moved to London in 1967 and recorded for a variety of labels before ending up at North London-based Do It Records in 1980.   Clifford's sole single for Do It, 'Living Wild', was an infectious fusion of NYC-styled No Wave, funk, disco and post-punk, with a sleeve

Billion Dollar Bruce!

Founder member of the original Alice Cooper, guitarist and musical all-rounder Michael Bruce eventually left the band in 1974 to pursue a solo career, alongside a new Alice Cooper spin-off band Billion Dollar Babies.   Cherry Red now represent much of Michael's back catalogue, from solo LPs In My Own Way (1975), Rock Rolls

Back To Girlschool

One of the few all-female bands to emerge from the so-called New Wave Of British Heavy Metal in the late 1970s, Girlschool made the musical headlines when they collaborated with Motörhead on their St. Valentine's Day Massacre EP in 1981.   Cherry Red now represent four of the band's later albums: Girlschool (1992), 21st Anniversary: Not