New Catalogue

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

Eat, Sleep, RTL, Repeat

We’re pleased to announce that we now represent the RTL Music catalogue – the musical output from the late 70s and 80s produced by the late Ron Lee. Included are albums by punk band Suburban Studs (the Slam album – pictured – and singles ‘Questions’and ‘I Hate School’), pub rockers The Chromatics, new wave band Orphan (album Phobias), goth

Made In Chelsea

Led by formidable frontman Gene October, punk band Chelsea formed in 1976 and have continued in different guises, off and on, ever since. Their debut single from 1977, ‘Right To Work’, is considered one of the best punk singles of all time. We boast rights to much of their catalogue, including all of their early, Step Forward-era

FAST POST-PUNK!

Fast Product, launched by Bob Last in 1978, was a truly seminal British post-punk label, providing a template for what followed (Factory, Rough Trade, etc.), which burned brightly for two years before being re-born in 1981 as Pop:Aural. We're now the proud representatives for the

THE OI!PRESSED

The Oppressed are a Welsh Oi! band formed in 1981 as an outlet for vocalist Roddy Moreno. An outspoken advocate for racial unity within the skinhead and Oi! scenes, Moreno released the band’s albums on his own label Oi! Records. Cherry Red has acquired the rights to the band’s catalogue, including

Assembling Avengers

Avenger were a New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) band from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, formed in 1982. We are now the exclusive representatives for their 1984 Roadrunner album Blood Sports and 1985 LP Killer Elite, alongside bonus tracks and unreleased songs. Cherry Red are purveyors of many authentic tracks from the NWOBHM scene,

Falling Into Place

We now have exclusive rights to the albums Falling Up and Diamond Jack And The Queen Of Pain by experimental genius Kevin Ayers. Active in the psychedelic movement of the 1960s, Kevin was a founding member of Soft Machine before recording a series of solo albums for Harvest, Island, Virgin and others. Such is

Keys To The Pallas

Pallas are a Scottish prog-rock band and were at the vanguard of the wave neo-progressive in the early 1980s, alongside acts like Marillion, Pendragon and Solstice. We now have the rights to band’s self-produced 1981 album Arrive Alive, alongside additional singles and BBC recordings. Cherry Red hold the rights to many