New Catalogue

The Music Store’s Open!

We’re proud to announce the arrival of The Store For Music’s catalogue to Cherry Red. Boasting well over one thousand albums of various musical shapes and sizes, it includes recordings from the 60s to the 00s across treasured genres such as prog rock, heavy metal, psychedelia, 70s

Manchester Reigns!

On 21 May 1982, a nightclub opened which would become iconic worldwide, forever associated with the music and popular culture of Manchester, and its most famous homegrown label, Factory Records. It hosted a string of local as well as UK and international artists every week and in

Getting Cozy In Bedlam

Cozy Powell was an English rock drummer who made his name with major rock acts such as The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Gary Moore, Robert Plant, Brian May, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath. He was a major contributor to many albums and started a few groups of his

Down To Future Earth

Like many indie labels, Future Earth was born in that big bang of excitement following the punk explosion of 1977. Based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, the label released a string of now valuable new wave and heavy metal 45s between 1979 and 1986 by acts likely to cause

Meaty Hooks

In the late 1960s, with the first flowering of progressive rock and heavy rock, bands of both disciplines – and many straddling the two – began sprouting like mushrooms, some flourishing for decades and others a mere fleeting presence in rock’s back pages. One of the

Feeling Romantic?

Music For New Romantics is a new 3-CD compilation devoted to tunes popular at club nights in the late 70s and early 80s, when a new fashion was born. Inspired by the glamour of Bowie, the DIY energy of Punk and the dancefloor appeal of Disco, this youth cult was swiftly

Punk´s All The Rage

Following our acclaimed 3-CD compilations devoted to UK punk and new wave from 1977, 1978 and 1979 comes – logically enough – ‘1980’. Subtitled Brand New Rage, this 75-track box set covers that year’s punk scene of the day, including the first fruits of Oi! via the Cockney Rejects and the Angelic Upstarts and the imminent UK/82 scene spearheaded by Discharge and The Exploited, plus

Merrell’s Mu-sic

Merrell Fankhauser is an American singer/songwriter/guitarist, who was most active in the 1960s and 1970s with acts like Merrell & The Exiles, Fapardokly, HMS Bounty and Mu, as well as working solo. Merrell’s work with HMS Bounty, and in particular the album Things! (and title track

Milling About

We now have exclusive rights to the early (pre-A&M) recordings of Lancashire indie band The Milltown Brothers. Their first release, in 1989, was the Coming From The Mill EP which became single of the week in the NME magazine, and featured the songs ‘Roses’, ‘We've Got Time’ and ‘Something On My Mind.’ The NME tipped

Sweet Soul Music

The forthcoming 3-CD box set, Ain’t Nothing But A Houseparty, shines a light on many of our uptempo Soul sides from the 60s and early 70s, many of which have attracted interest on the Northern Soul scene down the years. If you don’t know tracks like ‘Compared To What’ by Mr Floods Party, ‘Love