New Catalogue & Recent Licences

  • 17 May The Pop Group(s)

    ‘New Pop;’ a term coined by NME’s Paul Morley, marked a departure from rock and punk styles in early 1980s British music, embodying aspiration and forward-thinking. Heaven Sent: The Rise Of New Pop 1979-1983 is a new 4CD boxset that captures five transformative years, embracing curated, image-conscious......

  • 17 May Fox In The Show

    In the mid-1970s, Noosha Fox and her band Fox brought sophisticated glamour to the UK charts with hits like ‘Only You Can’ and ‘S-S-S Single Bed,’ the latter reaching No. 4 in the UK and topping charts in Australia in 1976. Their music, reminiscent of......

  • 17 May Wilde Fishing

    Bloom de Wilde, formerly of the multi-platinum UK band Sam and the Womp, releases her new single ‘Ride With The Fishes’ today. This track showcases Bloom’s prismatic voice amid an eclectic mix of alternative pop, downtempo, jazz, and dub, reminiscent of Björk and Fever Ray.......

  • 10 May Fruit Of The Loom

    Grapefruit is Cherry Red’s bespoke psych/garage-era imprint, devoted to issuing single-artist career anthologies and definitive versions of rare and classic albums dating from the 1966-70 timeframe. All releases boast authentic artwork, rare photos, detailed liner notes and from-the-masters sound quality. Coming in July is the......

  • 10 May Evidently Chickentown

    Frank Chickens are a Japanese synth-punk pop group who formed in 1982. Favourites of John Peel, they have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, hosted a television chat show on Channel 4 and have released five studio albums, including Get Chickenized (1987) and Club Monkey (1988), both of which are now......

  • 10 May Deep Burn!

    Formed in early 1970 by former Deep Purple bassist Nick Simper, Warhorse  began life as backing band for singer Marsha Hunt. Their self-titled debut album was released in late 1970 on Vertigo, with their next album Red Sea released in 1972. A fine example of the era’s progressive hard rock, listen......

  • 03 May Sixty Year Old Ravers!

    Next month, our Grapefruit label unveils the latest of our year-by-year summaries of cutting edge bands – this time celebrating the 60th anniversary of the year when British R&B music went global. Having A Rave-Up boasts over 90 slabs of snotty teenage(ish!), testosterone-fuelled mayhem, many of which we......

  • 03 May Cookin’ With The Crew

    Cookie Crew were an all female British hip hop music duo consisting of Cookie Pryce (MC Remedee) and Susie Banfield (Suzy Q) from South London between 1983 and 1992. Their career took off after winning a national rap championship and recording two sessions for the John Peel BBC Radio 1 show. They......

  • 26 Apr Cherry Blue

    Ever since, perhaps, Robert Johnson sold his soul at that mythical crossroads, The Blues has influenced and inspired pop and rock down the decades. We boast all manner of blues-flavoured recordings – British and American, from intimate acoustic works to out-and-out blues rock – by......

  • 26 Apr Musical Ammo!

    Across the very late 1960s and 1970s, Chris Arnold, David Martin and Geoff Morrow were prolific songwriters and producers, often operating under the Ammo identity (including some releases on the Ammo label). We’re pleased to represent vast tracts of the Ammo output, including albums by......

  • 18 Apr Magick Music?

    Cherry Red now represent the Magick Eye catalogue. Formed in 1991, the label quickly built up a worldwide reputation for its dub/ambient/psychedelic output via artists including Astralasia, Magic Mushroom Band, Another Green World, UVX  andChildren Of Dub. (The company also hosted an indie offshoot, Chameleon......

  • 18 Apr Saints Or Sinners?

    Last year, we released a 3-CD collection entitled All God’s Children, centred on Christian-themed and other spiritually-inspired British music 1967-74, by Prog Rock and Folk acts such as Salamander, Bourbon Street Mission, Unicorn, Medicine Head, Kevin Coyne and many others. In stark contrast, albeit with......

  • 18 Apr Anthem Of The Free

    ‘I Want To Be Free’ was one of Toyah’s biggest hits, reaching No. 8 in the UK in 1981. Bolstered by the performance of the previous single, ‘It’s A Mystery’, and backed by an appearance on Top of the Pops, ‘I Want To Be Free’ helped promote her accompanying......

  • 11 Apr Only A Northern Soul Song?

    We boast a number of quality uptempo Soul sides from the 60s and early 70s, many of which have attracted interest from the down the years Northern Soul scene, that underground world of collectable 45s, dancing dervishes and late night DJ sessions that arose from......

  • 11 Apr Cool For Space Cats

    Drawing inspiration from classic ‘70s and ‘80s power pop, modern rock band Cats In Space were formed by guitarist Greg Hart and drummer Steevi Bacon in 2015. They have collaborated with both 10cc’s Mick Wilson and Sweet’s Andy Scott. And with six studio albums and......

  • 11 Apr Johnny Remember Me-ek

    John Leyton is a singer and actor known for his hit song ‘Johnny Remember Me’, which was produced by Joe Meek and reached No. 1 in the UK Chart in 1961, despite being banned by the BBC at the time for being a so-called ‘death......

  • 05 Apr Ska, Rattle N Roll!

    Back in the Sixties, he was nicknamed ‘The Godfather Of Ska’ – and with good reason. Laurel Aitken was one of the most successful Jamaican musicians and writers of his day, with a prolific output. Ranging from R&B, Ska and Rocksteady to the Skinhead Reggae of the late 60s......

  • 27 Mar Impulsive Indie

    Indie rock act Prolapse mixed punk rock, krautrock and shoegaze in the early 90s, characterised by the alternating, contrasting vocal styles of Linda Steelyard and Mick Derrick. Cherry Red released their 1994 album Pointless Walks To Dismal Places, which achieved critical acclaim at the time.......

  • 27 Mar Kimbodia!

    Issued in late 1981, ‘Cambodia’ was the fourth single by Kim Wilde, who was one of Britain’s biggest pop stars that year. The record reached No. 12 in the UK charts, but reached the top spot in France, and has enjoyed an enduring legacy as a fan favourite ever......

  • 22 Mar Joy For All Mankind

    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......

  • 14 Mar Strict Suzi!

    The queen of 70s Glam Rock, Suzi Quatro first made her musical mark in late 60s Detroit before relocating to Britain to become a star in the early 70s, with the help of producers Chinn and Chapman. In 2003, Goldfrapp’s ‘Strict Machine’ playfully echoed the spirit of 70s......

  • 14 Mar The Fox And The Hound

    British band Yellow Dog were founded by former Fox songwriter Kenny Young. A going concern during late 70s and early 80s, they scored a significant hit ‘Just One More Night’ (No. 8 UK, No. 6 Australia, 1978) plus a near-miss ‘Wait Until Midnight’ (Top 75).......

  • 08 Mar Synth City!

    As the dust settled following the punk rock explosion, countless new genres emerged. Chief among these was Synth Pop – a suitably descriptive umbrella for the new electronic pop sound which had emerged, inspired by the likes of Kraftwerk. While synthesizers had previously perhaps been considered a......

  • 08 Mar Make Mine A Mekon

    Springing from Leeds University’s Fine Art Department (along with Delta 5 and Gang Of Four), The Mekons saw themselves as facilitators, ignoring the supposed divide between audience and performers. Within this contract to entertain, their mantra was that anyone could do it. Signed after playing their second show to Bob......

  • 01 Mar Chelsea Grin!

    Led by formidable frontman Gene October, punk band Chelsea formed in 1976 and have continued in different guises, off and on, ever since. We already control the rights to all of Chelsea’s landmark early music issued on Step Forward in the late 70s and early 80s. In addition,......

  • 01 Mar Manafest The Impossible!

    Manafest, whose real name is Christopher Greenwood, is a renowned Christian musician hailing from Canada. With his fusion of rock, hip-hop, and electronic elements, Manafest has gained a loyal following and has become a prominent figure in the Christian music scene. Cherry Red, in partnership with MVD, now represents......

  • 23 Feb Classical Chorus

    The influence of classical music on rock and pop is well documented – and we boast some wonderful recordings which fused the two worlds. Chief among them is the catalogue of the band Sky, a quintessential supergroup of talented musicians, from their 1979 hit single ‘Toccata’ to a string of......

  • 23 Feb Showing Off!

    Sisters Mel and Kim Appleby shot to fame in 1986 as rising stars of the Stock, Aitken & Waterman Pop production line. ‘Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)’ peaked at No. 3 in the UK, before ‘Respectable’ (1987) topped charts worldwide (UK, Germany, Australia, US Dance, Holland, Belgium, etc.). Sequel ‘F.L.M.’ provided......

  • 23 Feb GO GETT ‘ER!

    Award-winning guitarist/composer Jane Getter has carved out a niche at the intersection of jazz, metal and rock with her unique singer-songwriter approach. Division World, the latest album from her band Jane Getter Premonition, is out today. Listen to the title track, ‘Division World’, a complex but accessible jam with an......

  • 16 Feb

    One of the biggest stars of the Prog Rock boom of the 1970s, Rick Wakeman played on Bowie‘s Hunky Dory album and made his name with Yes before embarking on a colourful, highly successful solo career. Out today is Live At The London Palladium. This 4-CD box set boasts both concerts performed by Rick and the......

  • 16 Feb Glammed Up

    Back in the early 1970s, Glam Rock was de rigeur. At its most primal, Glam regurgitated classic rock’n’roll riffs over a sledgehammer stomp, all performed by bands in flares, platform boots and questionable haircuts.  From the art school pretensions of Glam’s thinkers (namely, David Bowie and Roxy Music) to the hipshaking......

  • 15 Feb Erin Carter At Her Best

    Girls At Our Best were a post-punk outfit from Leeds, who released one cult classic album in 1981, Pleasure! We represent all of their recordings, including the fizzy mix of pop melody and punk energy of their 1980 single ‘Getting Nowhere Fast’. This indie classic has been used in......

  • 09 Feb We’re Av-In It!

    Having made a self-released single in 1980, Edinburgh-based, male/female indie rock band AVO-8 waited nearly a decade before releasing another DIY 45 then signing with Cherry Red for two singles in 1989/1990, garnering radio play and a BBC Radio One session. The first of those Cherry......

  • 09 Feb The Genesis Of Guitar

    Cutting his teeth as a founding member of Genesis, multi-instrumentalist Anthony Phillips left the band in 1970 to pursue a solo career. His acclaimed albums include Wise After The Event and the long-running Private Parts & Pieces series of demos and out-takes. His masterpiece, the 1977 album The Geese & The Ghost, includes an......

  • 02 Feb Reservation Rolling!

    Reservation Dogs is a new teen comedy drama on FX, created by Thor and What We Do In The Shadows director Taika Waititi. The series navigates the lives of four indigenous teenagers who spend their days hanging out and committing crimes to earn enough money to leave their reservation community. The latest season includes......

  • 26 Jan “Break Out” The Beats!

    Pop combo Swing Out Sister are best known for their 1986 hit ‘Breakout’. Formed by A Certain Ratio keyboardist Andy Connell and Magazine drummer Martin Jackson with singer Corinne Drewery, the band enjoyed successful stints with Mercury and Fontana. We now have exclusive rights to several of their later albums (plus associated B-sides, demos and unreleased tracks), namely......

  • 19 Jan Beats Meets Manifesto

    In the post post-punk aftermath, as electronic rhythms and synthesisers began to dominate, cutting edge artists began fusing minimal, proto-house music with dark, Gothic-tinged aesthetics to create a hybrid was simultaneously cold/alienated and danceable. Our latest 3CD compilation, Control I’m Here: Adventures On The Industrial Dance......

  • 19 Jan Native Sons

    Cited as key players in the so-called ‘Paisley Underground’ scene of the early-to-mid- 80s, American band The Long Ryders were actually rooted as much in alternative country music (Gram Parsons style) as psychedelia. We are the proud representatives of various Long Ryders and Sid Griffin albums. This includes live recordings, demos, B-sides, alternative......

  • 19 Jan Things Can Only Get Chipper!

    Back in the 80s and early 90s, Howard Jones notched up a string of catchy, memorable synth-pop hits on both sides of the Atlantic. Cherry Red are the proud custodians of recordings from the first decade of Howard‘s career (1983-1993). Included are all his hit singles, such as ‘New Song’, ‘What Is Love?’, ‘Like To Get......

  • 12 Jan Hollier Than Thou

    British songwriter and folk musician Tim Hollier released four albums across the late 60s to early 70s (originally on United Artists, Fontana and Philips). His magnum opus is considered to be his eponymous second album, described by one critic as “hauntingly beautiful”. Tim later moved into music publishing and founded The......

  • 12 Jan Sync Another One!

    Amazon Prime’s new German language drama series, Luden: Könige Der Reeperbahn, tells the gritty story of Hamburg’s red light district and local gang wars in the late 1970s / early 1980s. It also soundtracks an abundance of Cherry Red material, from punk stalwarts Dead Kennedys’ ‘Too Drunk To Fuck’ to......

  • 05 Jan Icing On The Cake

    C86-era scenesters 14 Iced Bears were formed in Brighton in 1985 by frontman Rob Sekula and guitarist Kevin Canham. Awash with buzzsaw guitars, their jangly, psych infused indie-pop saw them receive critical acclaim from the music press and John Peel. The band have recently had tracks featured on the ITV crime drama Karen Pirie and Amazon......

  • 05 Jan A Message For You, Rah!

    The RAH Band was the brainchild of one Richard Anthony Hewson – an English producer, arranger, conductor and multi-instrumentalist. His career began in the late 60s as an arranger, working with The Beatles, The Bee Gees, James Taylor, Al Stewart, Fleetwood Mac and others. He founded the RAH Band in 1977,......

  • 15 Dec A World Divided

    Award-winning guitarist/composer Jane Getter has carved out a niche at the intersection of jazz, metal and rock with her unique singer-songwriter approach. Division World, the latest album from her band Jane Getter Premonition, is released in February. Her latest single, title track ‘Division World’, is a complex but accessible jam with......

  • 15 Dec A Viral Surprise, Surprise!

    With a career launched on the back of The Beatles-led Merseybeat boom of 1963, Liverpudlian Cilla Black became one of the most successful female performers in British pop. In due course, she was also a notable TV personality, famous for her affable persona hosting shows such as Blind Date and Surprise......

  • 08 Dec Give Us A Bell!

    Blues rock musician Eric Bell made his name as original guitarist of Thin Lizzy (he was a member from 1969 to 1973). Thereafter, he has released several solo albums and performs regularly with his blues-based trio, the Eric Bell Band. We recently acquired the rights to......

  • 08 Dec Respectable Education

    Sex Education is a British teen comedy-drama created by Laurie Nunn for Netflix. Starring Gillian Anderson amongst others, the series follows the lives of the students, staff and parents of the fictitious Moordale Secondary School as they contend with various dilemmas. The show has been a critical and......

  • 01 Dec Minx Ronson

    Mick Ronson is best-known as David Bowie‘s right-hand-man in the early 70s, a superb guitarist and lynchpin in The Spiders From Mars. In the mid-70s, he made two excellent solo albums, Slaughter On 10th Avenue and Play Don’t Worry, the first of which included the memorable track ‘Only After Dark’. This sublime......

  • 24 Nov Get Lucky

    Cherry Red Records are the custodians of the legendary Emerald Music catalogue, which specialized in Irish, Scottish and Celtic music for over half a century. From Irish show bands to Scottish pipe outfits, country singers to accordion music, folk artists to budding pop stars, Celtic musicians to rock combos, Emerald originated hundreds of singles and albums from the early 1960s to the late 1980s. ‘Up......

  • 24 Nov Shake In The City

    Musician and singer-songwriter Iain Matthews was an original member of legendary folk rock band Fairport Convention from 1967 to 1969 before leaving to form Matthews Southern Comfort, who scored a UK number one in 1970 with Joni Mitchell’s ‘Woodstock’. In 1979, Iain’s cover of Terence Boylan’s ‘Shake It’ reached No. 13 on the US charts. A perfect......

  • 02 Nov Psychdelic Gospels

    Late 60s psychedelic rock band Methuselah were influenced by folk and gospel music. Members included Mick Bradley, formerly of The Sorrows, John Gladwin and Terry Wincott. Having signed to legendary US label Elektra Records, they made just one album, 1969’s Matthew Mark Luke and John. Cherry Red are now the custodians of this overlooked period piece,......

  • 02 Nov Bloom-in Kangaroos!

    One half of multi-platinum selling and Number One UK band Sam and the Womp, Bloom De Wilde has just released her brand-new single ‘Clown’s Ride On A Kangaroo!’. The talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is gearing up for a new album in 2024 and draws on her eclectic heritage,......

  • 02 Nov Jay Walking Permitted Here!

    We are pleased to announce a partnership with MVD Entertainment Group and Jay Records to distribute physical releases from one of the largest catalogues from the world of musical theatre. Jay Records is a UK-based label that specializes in theatrical recordings of some of the biggest classical and musical......

  • 27 Oct Please Stay, Joe Meek!

    Hailing from Liverpool, The Cryin’ Shames only issued three singles under the watchful gaze of legendary producer Joe Meek but they boasted the haunting radio hit ‘Please Stay’ and the menacing freakbeat of ‘Come On Back’. We are proud to represent the rights to these and many......

  • 27 Oct Kim’s In America – and Elsewhere!

    Kim Wilde’s evergreen hits still resonate today across popular culture. Recently, her UK No. 12 hit from 1981, ‘Cambodia’, has graced the soundtrack for both French indie film Kanun and the second series of Brazilian drama series Hidden Truths. Alongside that, Kim’s global hit ‘Kids In America’ has been featured in a variety of......

  • 20 Oct Identified Flying Objects

    Speaking of alien-inpired matters, UFO need no introduction to fans of hard rock, heavy metal and NWOBHM. Their career has spanned over 55 years, releasing 22 studios in the process. Alongside others, Cherry Red are now custodians of their LPs Covenant (2000) and Sharks (2002). Featuring UFO mainstays vocalist Phil Mogg and bassist Pete......

  • 20 Oct Courting The Aliens?

    Agincourt was a late 60s psychedelic folk band consisting of John Ferdinando, Peter Howell and Lee Menelaus. They privately pressed their only album Fly Away in 1970 on their Merlin label. The band broke up when Howell began working as a sound engineer for the BBC, shaping the now iconic music for Doctor......

  • 12 Oct National Nineties Day!

    This year’s National Album Day celebrations are 1990s themed, so what better way to reintroduce our dedicated 90s pop label 90/9. Committed to the best of pop music from the decade. The imprint’s label release is by Dannii Minogue, whose 25th anniversary edition of her......

  • 06 Oct TKO – Round 1!

    Back in the Sixties, he was nicknamed ‘The Godfather Of Ska’ – and with good reason. Laurel Aitken was one of the most successful Jamaican musicians and writers of his day, with a prolific output. Ranging from R&B, Ska and Rocksteady to the Skinhead Reggae of the late 60s......

  • 06 Oct TKO – Round 2!

    An American hard rock/heavy metal band from Seattle, TKO were formed in 1977, centred around vocalist Brad Sinsel. We’re now the proud custodians of TKO’s recorded output, including the albums  Let It Roll (1979), In Your Face (1984) and Below The Belt (1986), as well as related demos and live material. We also represent Brad’s......

  • 21 Sep Autumn Harvest

    Formed in 1966, Barclay James Harvest remain one of the most successful progressive rock bands of all time, with a massive worldwide following and vast back catalogue. In April 1968, their first single ‘Early Morning’was released on Parlophone before they were signed to EMI’s progressive label Harvest (named......

  • 13 Sep Grapes Of Worth

    Grapefruit were a London-based band of the late 1960s, assembled by Terry Doran (who worked for The Beatles’ Apple Publishing business). Their music was a blend of 1960s rock/pop and psychedelia, using effects such as phasers and vocoders alongside classical arrangements. Their recorded output included......

  • 13 Sep Fancy Feeling Good?

    Initially formed as a studio outfit by seasoned producer Mike Hurst, Fancy scored with their very first single, a 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......

  • 08 Sep Australian Aura

    Co-founded by an old friend of Cherry Red’s, Martin Clarke, the Perth-based label Clarion was one of the most successful independents operating in Australia from the early 1960s to the late 1970s, releasing over 100 singles and a handful of albums. Among the acts on Clarion were The......

  • 08 Sep Casino Classics

    The Casinos was a nine-member white doo-wop group from Cincinnatti, Ohio, led by Gene Hughes. Although they were best-known for their 1967 hit ‘Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye’, today’s tune is their 1964 track ‘That’s The Way’, an uptempo R&B number which was recently used in the new Amazon Prime sports drama series Fifteen Love. The recording......

  • 30 Aug Let’s Get Physical

    Howard Jones should need no introduction. Back in the 1980s, he notched up a string of catchy, memorable synth-pop hits on both sides of the Atlantic. And he is still extremely active to this day. Cherry Red are the proud custodians of recordings from the first decade of Howard‘s career (1983-1993). Included......

  • 25 Aug Let’s Get Waysted!

    Pete Way was famously the bassist for rock band UFO from 1968-82 and played with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Michael Schenker. He also founded the respected hard rock outfit Waysted, who made several albums from 1983-2007, alongside his various solo works. Cherry Red are the proud custodians of......

  • 25 Aug Atomic Shelter

    Ned’s Atomic Dustbin were part of the Midlands’ so-called ‘grebo rock scene’ that enjoyed popularity in the late 80s and early 90s. Issued on indie label Chapter 22, their 1991 hit single ‘Until You Find Out’ has been used in new Amazon Prime drama series Shelter, based on the best-selling book......

  • 17 Aug 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......

  • 17 Aug 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......

  • 11 Aug 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......

  • 11 Aug 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......

  • 04 Aug 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......

  • 04 Aug 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......

  • 21 Jul 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......

  • 14 Jul 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......

  • 14 Jul 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......

  • 14 Jul 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......

  • 10 Jul Sad Lovers & Soda

    Still going to this day, Sad Lovers And Giants spent the 1980s carving a niche between moody post-punk, atmospheric synth-pop and edgy indie rock. Their 1981 track ‘Colourless Dream’ (from the album Epic Garden Music) graces the soundtrack for a new advert by fashion retail company Scotch & Soda. The majority of Sad Lovers And Giants recordings......

  • 30 Jun 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......

  • 30 Jun Feel The Fashion

    To any fan of American indie and alt. rock, Dinosaur Jr need no introduction. From their roots on indie labels like SST in the 80s to mainstream success with Warner in the 1990s, J Mascis & Co. have been hugely influential. Amongst their most well-known songs are ‘The Wagon,’ ‘Whatever’s......

  • 23 Jun 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......

  • 23 Jun Howard Is In The Stars!

    Back in the 80s and early 90s, Howard Jones notched up a string of catchy, memorable synth-pop hits on both sides of the Atlantic. Cherry Red are the proud custodians of recordings from the first decade of Howard‘s career (1983-1993). Included are all his hit singles, such as ‘New Song’, ‘What Is Love?’, ‘Like To Get......

  • 16 Jun 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......

  • 16 Jun 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......

  • 16 Jun FREEDOM TRAIN TO SKAVILLE!

    Back in the Sixties, he was nicknamed ‘The Godfather Of Ska’ – and with good reason. Laurel Aitken was one of the most successful Jamaican musicians and writers of his day, with a prolific output. Ranging from R&B, Ska and Rocksteady to the Skinhead Reggae of the late 60s......

  • 26 May Firefly Folk

    Bridget St. John is a singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for the three albums she recorded between 1969 and 1972 for John Peel’s Dandelion label. Blessed with a rich, cello-like vocal style, Bridget was one of the leading artists during that creative high water mark in folk history. One of her......

  • 19 May 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,......

  • 19 May A Penny For Your Thoughts

    Dantalian’s Chariot were born during the heady days of psychedelia’s ‘Summer of Love’ boom in 1967. Duly inspired, keyboard player/vocalist Zoot Money formed the band with Andy Somers (guitar, sitar – later known as Andy Summers in The Police), Pat Donaldson (bass) and Colin Allen (drums). They attracted praise for their innovative music, a light show imported......

  • 12 May 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......

  • 05 May 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......

  • 28 Apr Dealing With Damage!

    Criminal Damage was an independent punk label set up in the early 1980s by Chris Green, which hosted releases from the likes of The Membranes, goth rock outfit Ausgang, The Stills, Twisted Nerve, Destructors, Dead Man’s Shadow, Look Back In Anger, Stunt Kites and many more.  Active from 1982 to 1986, Criminal Damage (or most of its output,......

  • 21 Apr BT – It’s Good To Talk!

    Bernie Tormé boasted many talents – a rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, record label boss and recording studio owner. Sadly, the Irishman died in 2019 but his music lives on. Having made his name with Gillan, Ozzy Osbourne and Atomic Rooster, he made several solo records which are now represented by......

  • 14 Apr Tuscan Renaissance

    We now represent two more albums by popular progressive folk band Renaissance – namely, Tuscany (2001) and In The Land Of The Rising Sun: Live In Japan (2002). Tuscany, their twelfth album, reunited original members Annie Haslam, Michael Dunford, Terence Sullivan and John Trout after a lengthy hiatus. Best known for their 1978 UK top 10 hit ‘Northern Lights’ and......

  • 14 Apr Paint The Town Rosie

    Rosie were an Anglo-German glam rock quartet who flitted between Berlin and London during their short existence in 1973. Despite the band attracting a reputation for their wild attitude and hedonistic lifestyle, demos of their brazen rock‘n’roll sound remained in the can until 2021 when signature......

  • 06 Apr Nuit Et Jour

    Having signed to Cherry Red as solo artists, Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt met and formed the duo Everything But The Girl (named after the slogan of a furniture store in Hull, where they both studied). In spring 1982, the pair released their debut single, a haunting, intimate cover of Cole Porter‘s 30s jazz classic ‘Night And Day’.......

  • 10 Mar Cherry Red Got The Blues!

    We’re now a European representative for Peter Shertser’s Red Lightnin’ catalogue, which boasts all manner of Blues recordings both by British bands and authentic US bluesmen like Buddy Guy, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins and Earl Hooker. This adds to our many albums from the Big Bear label, which also includes such......

  • 10 Mar Prog For-Em!

    In February 2022, Van der Graaf Generator embarked on a UK tour which had been rescheduled several times due to the Covid pandemic. The final show took place at The Forum in Bath on March 1st, an event captured on film. Out today, the results constitute the......

  • 09 Mar Angelyne Time

    Girls At Our Best were a post-punk outfit from Leeds, who we recently treated to a 3-CD deluxe edition of their cult classic Pleasure! We represent all of their recordings, including the fizzy mix of pop melody and punk energy of their 1980 single ‘Getting Nowhere Fast’. This classic......

  • 03 Mar Deal Wiv Darby

    ‘Deal Wiv It’ by Guernsey-born artist Mura Masa, featuring Northampton rapper Slowthai, has been streamed over 24 million times on Spotify and includes a spoken-word sample by post-punk poet Patrik Fitzgerald, whose catalogue is represented by Cherry Red. The song has been used in feature film Darby And The Dead, a Sixth......

  • 24 Feb Anarchy In The El Tri

    Founded in the early 70s, veteran London band Cock Sparrer are now one of the biggest on the punk scene, headlining the likes of Rebellion festival. These leading voices on the Oi scene often penned lyrics which dealt with topics related to the daily life of the......

  • 17 Feb The Great British Base-Off

    Released in 2012 and recorded at what is now SARM Studios, Made in Basing Street was the first album by the English supergroup Producers, alternatively known as The Trevor Horn Band. Their members – who should need no introduction – comprised Chris Braide, Lol Creme, Trevor Horn, Steve Lipson and Ash Soan. Formed......

  • 10 Feb The Kids Are Alright!

    A follow-up to Cherry Red’s well-received 2018 compilation Harmony In My Head, Kids On The Street is another 3CD, four-hour smorgasbord of top pop tunes from the British power pop and new wave scenes of the late Seventies/early Eighties as the punk revolution evolved into a more radio-friendly......

  • 20 Jan Fee Fie Fo Fun!

    We have purchased the Fie! Records catalogue from Van der Graaf Generator’s Peter Hammill and will begin a reissue programme later this year, retaining the Fie! identity. The label was established in 1991 by Peter as an outlet for his solo work, leading to acclaimed albums Fireships, Roaring Forties, Everyone You......

  • 13 Jan Got Goth?

    We couldn’t let Friday 13th go by without mentioning the dark-hearted spirit of 80s goth rock. That was a time when a whole movement took the energy and edge of punk, the darker elements of 70s glam rock and even strains of psychedelia and forged them......

  • 09 Jan 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,......

  • 16 Dec 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......

  • 16 Dec 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......

  • 09 Dec 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......

  • 02 Dec Cabbage Patch Kim

    Back in 1981, ‘Kids In America’ launched budding young singer Kim Wilde onto the world stage. A hit around the globe, the song boasted an irresistible mix of Blondie-styled new wave energy and catchy lyrics, which has endured to this day – which helps explain the ongoing demand for......

  • 18 Nov I´ll Give You My Heart

    Over the past forty-five years, we’ve acquired thousands of masters across all manner of genres. But we never forget where it started: that fecund early period in which Cherry Red thrived as a cutting edge ‘cottage industry’ indie label. Driven by a spirit perhaps exemplified by Pillows And......

  • 11 Nov 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......

  • 11 Nov Invest In Ska

    Back in the Sixties, he was nicknamed ‘The Godfather Of Ska’ – and with good reason. Laurel Aitken was one of the most prolific, successful Jamaican musicians and writers of his day, with a prolific output. Ranging from R&B, Ska and Rocksteady to the Skinhead Reggae of the late......

  • 04 Nov 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......

  • 04 Nov Dark Wind Music

    Dark Winds is a U.S. psychological thriller created by Graham Roland based on the books by Tony Hillerman. This six-part AMC TV series, which premiered in the summer, follows two Navajo police officers, Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, in the 1970s Southwest. One of the many period tracks heard in......

  • 28 Oct 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......

  • 28 Oct 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......

  • 21 Oct 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......

  • 07 Oct 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......

  • 07 Oct You Should Be Dancing

    We’re expanding our collection of 90s dance music, having recently completed a deal for Edward Ball’s side projects The Chemical Pilot (the album Journey To The Centre Of The Mind, 1998) and The Playboy Revolutionary (The Matrix, 1999), adding to his Love Corporation material. We also represent the Planet Dog repertoire – an independent label active......

  • 30 Sep I’ve Got To Admit It’s Getting Bretter!

    Having cut his teeth in the Sixties, Paul Brett fronted his own band (Paul Brett’s Sage) before going solo in 1973 to develop his considerable skills on guitar. Cherry Red now present some twenty albums by this maestro of the twelve-string, from folk rock-styled mid-70s LPs like Clocks and Phoenix......

  • 23 Sep Spend Some Time With Spencer

    The Spencer Davis Group were one of the coolest British R&B/Mod bands of the 1960s. In 1967, with a new line-up, they adopted a more Psychedelic yet still bluesy sound on hit singles ‘Mr. Second Class’ and ‘Time Seller’, as well as their 1968 LP With Their New Face On and tracks from that year’s soundtrack album Here......

  • 23 Sep Soulful Sonic Buzz

    With their crisp melodies, biting lyrics and driving guitars, Buzzcocks were one of the most influential bands to emerge from the initial wave of punk rock. Eschewing politics for the most part, they instead brought an intense, brilliant vigour to the three-minute pop song. Steve Diggle is the main......

  • 09 Sep We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

    Wayne County (now Jayne, of course) was a pioneer. Signed to the same management company in the early 70s as David Bowie, County was at the vanguard of New York’s nascent punk scene before relocating to London to form The Electric Chairs. While their most famous track was succinctly......

  • 02 Sep Eighties Classics

    We now have exclusive rights for the 80s Classical recordings, which showcase the some of most iconic voices and songs from the Eighties pop scene via breath-taking new orchestral versions performed by the original artists. Those involved include Nik Kershaw, Carol Decker, Johnny Hates Jazz, Adetoun, Gavin Conder and Cliff Masterson. ......

  • 02 Sep Resort To Bridget!

    Bridget St. John is a singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for her three albums she recorded between 1969 and 1972 for John Peel’s Dandelion label. Blessed with a rich, cello-like vocal style, Bridget was one of the leading folk artists touring the UK. One of her standout tracks is ‘Song To Keep......

  • 26 Aug Nocturnal Possessions

    Formed in 1982, Alien Sex Fiend are still going strong to this day, and their catalogue includes the seminal albums Who’s Been Sleeping In My Brain, Acid Bath, Maximum Security and IT. Cherry Red now represent the vast majority of the ASF output. And we’re now proud to add their......

  • 26 Aug Dream On

    Silesian Opera is an opera company in Poland that was founded in 1945 and based at the former City Theatre built in 1881. This grand location recently hosted a performance of Tangerine Dream’s 1984 live album Poland for three nights only. Founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese, the band are......

  • 19 Aug Do The Wobble, Baby

    Wobble Jaggle Jiggle were an English psychedelic rock band active in Brighton during the 1990s. Their style and image was based heavily on 1960s psychedelia and heavy drug references, with the band’s name taken from guitarist and vocalist Robert ‘Wobbly Bob’ Chambers’ description of a drug experience. Many of his lyrics alluded to......

  • 12 Aug Rev It Up!

    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, The Secret Migration (2005), Hello Blackbird (2006) and Snowflake Midnight (2008) as well as its instrumental companion Strange Attractor (2008). Drop us......

  • 29 Jul An Optimal Illusion

    The Mirage were a late 1960s psychedelic pop band from London, who later became Jawbone. Their most notable releases were perhaps the 1967 single ‘The Wedding Of Ramona Blair’ and their cover of The Beatles’ psych classic ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’. They also backed Elton John at some of his early concerts. Although......

  • 29 Jul Swing Of Destiny

    Fronted by the powerful, soaring vocals of Kirk Brandon, Theatre Of Hate felt like a breath of Post-Punk fresh air back in the early 80s. Cherry Red represents the band’s back catalogue, and has also acquired the album Religion, from Kirk’s other band Spear Of Destiny. The band’s seventh album was......

  • 22 Jul Forever Ionic

    Primarily the vehicle of Mancunian multi-instrumentalist composer Vini Reilly, The Durutti Column were one of the first acts signed to Factory Records. Thanks to Reilly’s instantly recognisable guitar playing their music stood out from the more intense post-punk bands of the time. Cherry Red have recently acquired material......

  • 22 Jul For Whom The Bell Toks

    Known for its haunting use in the film The Exorcist, ‘Tubular Bells’ has become one of the most famous pieces of music in modern history. Written and recorded by Mike Oldfield in 1973, the album was presented originally as two distinct 20-odd minute halves. The massive success of the......

  • 15 Jul Strawbs And Cream

    Legendary folk-rock band Strawbs were founded in 1964 as a bluegrass outfit, eventually expanding their repertoire to embrace, folk, progressive and even glam rock. Their discography now stretches to around 25 studio albums, plus many more live recordings and compilations, which found a home at Cherry Red......

  • 15 Jul Telescopes And Trucks

    Space rock, noise pop, dream rock. However you want to label them, The Telescopes have always drawn their influences from a wide pool. Their diversity and musical dexterity has seen them collect admirers from all over the world, which might be why their song ‘Flying’ – their dreamy 1991 single from the......

  • 08 Jul Metal Blitz

    Heavy metal band Blitzkrieg were formed in Leicester in 1980 by their only constant member, vocalist Brian Ross. Part of the Metal Nation label started by ex-Neat Records boss Jess Cox in 2004, their self-titled track was famously covered by Metallica for their B-side to their 1984 single ‘Creeping Death’. We are proud to......

  • 08 Jul Girls Go For Gold

    Girls At Our Best were a post-punk favourite of the 1980s, represented recently by a 3-CD deluxe edition of their cult classic Pleasure!  We represent all of their recordings, including the fizzy mix of pop melody and punk energy of indie hit ‘Go For Gold’, recently used on......

  • 01 Jul Burn Down The House!

    Alternative rock band The House Of Love released their landmark debut album on Creation Records, which became the critics’ favourite of 1988, spurred on by indie hits ‘Christine’ and ‘Destroy The Heart’ (the second of which topped John Peel‘s Festive 50 poll that year). Cherry Red represent all of the band’s Creation-era recordings,......

  • 01 Jul Have Love, Will Travel

    Patrick “Pecker” Dunne was a noted Irish singer and banjo player who recorded folk and traditional music, becoming known to a wider audience via his appearances with The Dubliners, Stephen Rea and Richard Harris. He recorded material for the Emerald label – a catalogue of thousands of traditional Irish tracks now owned......

  • 24 Jun All That Jazz

    Cherry Red’s bijou jazz archive recently swelled with the addition of the Newcastle Big Band album from 1972, a rarity which has attracted interest as the first musical output from one Gordon Sumner (better known as Sting). This joins a number of free/avant-garde jazz albums from that period by the......

  • 24 Jun All The El Presidente´s Men

    Named in honour of filmmaker Gus Van Sant’s indie classic Drugstore Cowboy, the dark, atmospheric British-based trio Drugstore formed in London in 1993. Led by Brazilian vocalist/bassist Isabel Monteiro and LA drummer Mike Chylinski, they developed a sound that gradually grew slower and dreamier, featuring languid psychedelic elements and waves of distortion. We’ve......

  • 17 Jun The Road To Damascus

    Formed from the ashes of acclaimed Scottish punk act Skids, Big Country blazed a trail across the 1980s and 1990s alternative rock scene. Their music was driven by the distinctive and very Scottish-sounding guitar style of Stuart Adamson, who tragically took his own life at the end of 2001. We’re......

  • 17 Jun Feel Fulfilled!

    Founded in 1999, Fullfill Records was a UK independent label which worked with  established, largely left field acts for their new recordings. Key artists included the talented singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore, two maverick Manchester acts born in the post-punk era (The Fall, The Durutti Column), the late folk legend John Martyn and......

  • 27 May Sonic Souls

    With their crisp melodies, biting lyrics and driving guitars, Buzzcocks were one of the most influential bands to emerge from the initial wave of punk rock. Eschewing politics for the most part, they brought an intense, brilliant vigour to the three-minute pop song instead. Steve Diggle is the......

  • 27 May Eyeballs For All

    The Louisiana-born members of the enigmatic avant-pop collective known as The Residents operate out of a shadowy alternative version of San Francisco. They have no names, no faces, no gender, no age, no race, no identities at all. Which is precisely why their song ‘My Second Wife’ has been......

  • 20 May Reggie Back In Action?

    Lead singer of 60s Mod band The Action, the late Reggie King boasted one of the UK scene’s finest, most soulful voices. In 1971, some years after The Action disbanded, Reg recorded an eponymous debut album, issued on United Artists via production company Sahara.  We’re now proud to say we have rights to......

  • 20 May Hi-Time For Clubbing

    HiFi Club with legendary Colin Nichol, Generation HiFi is a new film documenting the new music and youth subculture in 1960s Perth. The soundtrack boasts numerous acts that cut their teeth on the scene. One of the main acts was Terry Walker’s trio The Times who are represented by their rocking single, the......

  • 13 May Walking On The Toon

    The Newcastle Big Band are, as you might have guessed, a big band from Tyneside who were most famous for employing a young Sting (aka Gordon Sumner) on bass guitar. Their supremely rare 1972 self-titled (and only) jazz album was originally released on the Wudwink label (an imprint of Impulse......

  • 13 May Hazel Eyes The TV

    British-born singer / songwriter / actress Hazel O’Connor made her breakthrough role as Kate in the hit 1980 film Breaking Glass, which also helped to kickstart her musical career. Down the years, she has been both a media sensation and a musician; indeed, Hazel has used the often-baffling......

  • 06 May The Kids Love Blitz!

    Blitz were a punk band from Derbyshire, active between 1980 and 1983 – and key to the so-called UK82 punk era. Their original line-up consisted of Carl Fisher (vocals), Charlie Howe (percussion), Nidge Miller (guitar), and Neil “Mackie” McLennan (bass). Blitz were championed by Sounds magazine writer Garry Bushell, who helped......

  • 06 May Still Misty But Seeing Daylight

    We’ve recently secured the rights to various unreleased recordings from the 1960s and early 1970s. Chief among them are an album by Living Daylights, who were formed by brothers Garth and Norman Watt-Roy (both of whom went onto carve careers in the 1970s and beyond). The band only released two......

  • 29 Apr Guess Who’s Bach?

    Bachdenkel were an English art rock group formed in the late 1960s in Birmingham’s King’s Heath area. Following a publicity campaign which included subverting a large department store’s marketing logo and a photo-shoot with a piano in a local fountain, they left the country for Paris. Over the......

  • 22 Apr Ska’d For Life

    Inspired by the 2-Tone explosion in 1979-80, a new style of Ska music spread like wildfire across the globe in the early 1980s – with various revivals ever since. We own the rights to lots of Ska records by the likes of original 60s pioneer Laurel......

  • 22 Apr Easy Ryders

    Cited as key players in the so-called ‘Paisley Underground’ scene, American band The Long Ryders were actually rooted as much in alternative country music (Gram Parsons style) as psychedelia. We are now the proud representatives of various Long Ryders and Sid Griffin recordings. The catalogue includes unreleased recordings from the albums Native Sons and State......

  • 15 Apr Raven Rock!

    Hailing from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, hard rock band Raven were founded in 1974 by brothers John and Mark Gallagher and Paul Bowden. We now represent the rights to a raft of rare Raven recordings, including the albums Live At The Inferno, Stay Hard, The Pack Is Back, Life’s A Bitch and many others. This is......

  • 15 Apr All About Eve Recordings

    Active during the first half of the 1990s, Eve Recordings was run by Roger Cowell as an outlet for a range of Indie Rock bands. Chief among them were Crawley band Spitfire (pictured), whose mix of garage rock, shoegaze and psychedelia graced three 12″ EPs for the label. Other bands on Eve’s......

  • 08 Apr Avatar – Pandora’s Rocks?

    We’re happy to announce the acquisition of Avatar Record & Screenworks Ltd., an independent label co-run by Jon Brewer and Robert Patterson, active from 1980 to 1983. Its catalogue includes albums by ‘New Wave Of British Heavy Metal’ bands Chevy and Dark Star, Nik Turner’s Inner City Unit, soul legend Edwin Starr, Michael Strange......

  • 04 Apr The 80s Carved Out Of Rock

    We are proud to boast an ever-growing catalogue of 80s Classic Rock. Artists include Scottish rockers Strangeways, ex-Rainbow singer Graham Bonnet, both solo and with his band Alcatrazz, Scouse combo Spider, (Bernie) Tormé, Whitley Bay’s finest metal outfit Tygers Of Pan Tang, the Steve Gibbons Band, the debut album by Scarborough’s hit group Little......

  • 04 Apr Rare 5CC´s Discovered!

    Several years before becoming half of hugely successful combo 10cc, budding Mancunian musicians/songwriters Kevin Godley and Lol Creme recorded an album’s worth of material, only a fraction of which was released at the time under the guise Frabjoy And Runcible Spoon in 1969. Now those hitherto unheard songs are seeing the light of day......

  • 25 Mar A Score To Settle

    John Barry, a man synonymous with the James Bond theme he penned, was the swinging sixties’ most prolific creator of film soundtracks. Ranking as among the finest in their genre, his scores are instantly recognisable for their sweeping orchestrations and majestic arrangements. Cherry Red represent......

  • 25 Mar Sock It To ‘Em, J.B. Horns!

    Back in the 60s and early 70s, Alfred ‘Pee Wee’ Ellis, Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker were key lynchpins in the genre-defining funk sound of James Brown and his backing band The J.B.’s. In the late 1980s, the trio reunited to create The J.B. Horns, wowing live crowds around the world and recording several......

  • 18 Mar Adict-Ed to Punk

    The Adicts are a British punk rock band from Ipswich. One of the most popular such acts during the 1980s, they were often troubling the indie charts and headlining punk festivals. Their music boasts catchy melodies and lyrics, often featuring extra instruments and sound clips. Cherry Red are custodians of several studio albums, including Smart Alex (1985), Sound Of Music (1982), 27 (1992) and live......

  • 18 Mar Pent Up Folk

    Pentangle were a British folk-jazz band active in the late 60s and then again from the early 80s when the band reunited after pursuing solo careers or leaving music altogether. The new line-up – which included mainstays Jacqui McShee and Bert Jansch – continued to record studio albums, including Open The Door (1984), In......

  • 11 Mar The Ward Of Worcestershire

    Clifford T. Ward was an English singer-songwriter, best known for his 1973 album Home Thoughts and the hit singles ‘Gaye’ and ‘Scullery’. In 1987, he was tragically diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which disrupted his ability to tour and support his recorded work. Cherry Red are the proud custodians of......

  • 11 Mar She’s In Love With The Rock ‘n Roll World!

    Janie Jones gained notoriety in the 1960s for a string of misdemeanours. She was also a singer and occasional recording artist, gaining a cult following amongst members of bands like The Clash and, much later, Babyshambles. Written by her husband John Christian Dee, her song ‘Witch In White’ was unreleased at......

  • 04 Mar Todday´s The Day

    From his breakthrough with late 60s psych combo The Nazz through to his influential 70s solo albums and his 80s Prog Pop band Utopia, Todd Rundgren has always ploughed his own musical furrow. Cherry Red represent many of Todd’s solo albums from the 80s to the present day,......

  • 04 Mar Skating On Hate

    Celebrating a new range of Converse shoes branded by professional skateboarder Mike Anderson’s, ‘Middle Earth’ is a short video featuring skateboarding legends such as Eddie Cernicky, Brad Cromer, Frank Gerwer and Zered Bassett. One of the songs heard in the film is ‘Bought & Sold’ by 80s anarcho punk band Liberty,......

  • 25 Feb Lights…Kamera…Action!

    Launched in 1981 by veteran producer/label boss Miki Dallon, the Kamera label was responsible for a clutch of fascinating punk, post-punk, new wave and synth pop records. The imprint was christened in fine style with ‘Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul’ by Manc mavericks The Fall.  Other highlights included releases by......

  • 25 Feb Glitter, best…

    The Glitter Band were at the forefront of the 70s’ tubthumping glam rock sound. We represent the band’s mid-70s recordings, based around the album Paris Match (and its aborted sequel), which encompasses the singles ‘Lay Your Love On Me’, ‘Look What You’ve Been Missing’ and ‘Gotta Get A......

  • 04 Feb Nektar Of The Gods

    Nektar are an English prog rock band who formed in Germany in 1969, by Roye Albrighton, Allan “Taff” Freemon, Derek “Mo” Moore” and Ron Howden. They were prolific in their early years, releasing numerous albums across the 70s and even making a fan out of Joy Division’s......

  • 14 Jan Style & Substance

    Next Friday, we release a 3-CD box set, entitled 1979: Revolt Into Style, which remembers a momentous year of post-punk, new wave, power pop and other UK styles. Cherry Red controls the rights to many tracks on this new compilation by the likes of The Fall, Alternative TV,......

  • 14 Jan Let It Bleed

    To any fan of American indie and alt. rock, Dinosaur Jr need no introduction. From their roots on labels like SST in the 80s to mainstream success with Warners in the 1990s, J Mascis & Co. have been hugely influential. The band’s arguably most popular single ‘Feel The Pain’ has been used in......

  • 07 Jan On-U-Reggae

    A man ahead of his time, Adrian Sherwood created some of the most forward thinking, experimental Reggae of the early 1980’s via his label On-U Sound. As a joint venture with Sherwood, Cherry Red financed seven albums over a two-year period, including Leaps & Bounds (1984) by the collective Singers & Players (feat. Prince Far......

  • 07 Jan Get Your Phil

    Phil Wainman is an English record producer and songwriter, noted for his work in the 1970s with the likes of The Sweet, Mud, XTC, Dollar and Bay City Rollers. Perhaps his most notable success came as the producer of ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ by The Boomtown Rats. Cherry Red are now the proud......

  • 17 Dec Meteoric Rise

    Formed in 1980, and still going to this day, The Meteors all but defined a new musical genre, Psychobilly, which fused 50s Rockabilly stylings with the brutal energy of Punk. Led by P. Paul Fenech, the band notched up numerous indie hits across the 1980s, including manic covers of ‘Bad Moon Rising’, ‘Go Buddy......

  • 17 Dec Bristol Boys Make More Noise

    We now represent the Bristol Archive catalogue, which contains around 5,000 tracks in total. This collection is based on recordings from the Bristol area (mostly from the late 70s onwards) with the aim of showcasing music from the diverse local scenes and providing the historical context of all......

  • 10 Dec Star Of The Western World

    Western Star is a record company masterminded by record producer and musician Alan Wilson, founder member of the band The Sharks. Alan has also built and run several studios over the past 25 years or more and has been producing other artists since the mid 80’s. In 2003, the Western Star label was launched,......

  • 10 Dec If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Etam

    Issued in late 1981, ‘Cambodia’ was the fourth single by Kim Wilde, who was one of Britain’s biggest pop stars that year. The record reached No. 12 in the UK charts, but reached the top spot in France, and has enjoyed an enduring legacy as a fan favourite ever......

  • 03 Dec Spaghetti Westerns

    David Cicero – usually known just by his surname – is a Scottish-American singer and keyboardist who was signed to Pet Shop Boys’ Spaghetti Records. Cicero enjoyed success with his second single ‘Love Is Everywhere’, which reached No. 19 in the UK in 1992. His third single, ‘That Loving Feeling’, also troubled the chart......

  • 03 Dec My Darling Songs

    Michael Weston King is an English singer and songwriter who formed the British country music duo My Darling Clementine and was formerly the leader of Alt country band The Good Sons. His songs have been covered by the likes of American folk icons Carolyn Hester......

  • 26 Nov National Steel

    We have just purchased the rights to the Metal Nation catalogue. The label was started by ex-Neat Records/Edgy Records boss Jess Cox in 2004, primarily to release NWOBHM material. Their output boasted records by such bands as Witchfynde, Prowler, Blitzkrieg, Sleepy People, Hologram and many more. This adds extra muscle to......

  • 26 Nov Repulsive Thrash

    1919 were a post-punk, gothic rock band formed in Bradford in early 1980. Their first single 1919 were a post-punk, gothic rock band formed in Bradford in early 1980. Their first single was ‘Repulsion’, which was released as a 7″ and subsequently led them to......

  • 12 Nov Dreamy Sample!

    German electronic masters Tangerine Dream, founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese, are considered one of the pioneering electronica acts. They helped to develop the musical scene known as “kosmische” (cosmic), enjoyed a successful career composing film soundtracks such as Sorcerer (1979) and influenced everyone from Steven Wilson to Kasabian, including the makers of Netflix show Stranger Things, who......

  • 05 Nov Crazy Brown Sound

    Forever associated with his 1968 chart-topper ‘Fire’, the once crazy Arthur Brown is an old friend of Cherry Red’s. We represent most of his catalogue dating back more than a half century, from the mid-60s onwards. In addition to his albums under the Kingdom Come name from the early......

  • 05 Nov Universal Punks

    Fronted by punk’s elder statesman Charlie Harper, The U.K. Subs have been flying the flag since the late 70s/early 80s, when they tore up the charts with hits like ‘Stranglehold’, ‘Tomorrow’s Girls’ and ‘Warhead’.  We’re pleased to announce our new acquisition of the band’s 2002 album Universal (originally on Captain Oi!), alongside a......

  • 05 Nov Murder On The French Riviera

    Mark Wirtz was a French pop music record producer / composer / singer / musician who enjoyed success both in the UK and the US. He might be best-known for his never-completed late 60s A Teenage Opera concept album, a project he devised while working......

  • 29 Oct Rouska Around The Clock

    Very much the musical vision of founder Richard Paddison (alias Richard Rouska), Leeds-based independent label Rouska Records was active during the second half of the 80s. Cherry Red are now the proud custodians of the Rouska catalogue, which includes various albums and singles by the......

  • 22 Oct The Art Of Renaissance

    Cherry Red continue to represent the license on a host of Marc Almond’s studio albums, including Open All Night, Stranger Things, Variete, Feasting With Panthers, Ten Plagues, The Dancing Marquis and Velvet Trail. We also now control a sizeable raft of his self-owned repertoire, much of it previously restricted to......

  • 22 Oct Goodbye Yellow Rid Road

    New BBC One period drama Ridley Road, based on Jo Bloom’s novel of the same name, is set in the Swinging Sixties. A soundtrack of songs from the period help form the backdrop to the series, which follows Agnes O’Casey as lead character Vivien Epstein, a......

  • 15 Oct Tokyo Nights

    Heavy metal stalwarts Tokyo Blade return through our Dissonance Productions imprint with their tenth album, Fury, which boasts fifteen tracks of pure, unadulterated rock from the classic line-up of Alan Marsh (vocals), Andy Boulton (lead guitar), John Wiggins (rhythm guitar), Andy Wrighton (bass) and Steve......

  • 08 Oct Punk Vibes

    The Vibrators are a British punk rock institution, formed in 1976 by vocalist Ian ‘Knox’ Carnochan, bassist Pat Collier, guitarist John Ellis, and drummer John ‘Eddie’ Edwards. Originally signed to RAK Records, (Mickie Most produced their first single), they supported the likes of Iggy Pop and Ian Hunter on tour and over the......

  • 08 Oct Kim Still Bossing It!

    Back in 1981, ‘Kids In America’ launched budding young singer Kim Wilde onto the world stage. A hit around the globe, the song boasted an irresistible mix of Blondie-styled new wave energy and catchy lyrics, which has endured to this day – which helps explain the ongoing demand for......

  • 17 Sep Midnight Special

    Midnight Music was founded in 1981 by Nick Ralph, ex-editor of cult 70s magazine Dark Star. Over more than a decade, the label nurtured a variety of talent, including atmospheric post-punk act Sad Lovers & Giants (and spin-off The Snake Corps), goth/synth combo The Essence, political indie pop band McCarthy and fellow contributors to NME’s C86......

  • 17 Sep The Song Remains The Plain

    Plainsong was originally a British country rock/folk rock band, formed in early 1972 by Iain Matthews, formerly of Fairport Convention and Matthews Southern Comfort, and Andy Roberts, previously of Everyone and The Liverpool Scene. Released in 1972, the band’s debut album In Search Of Amelia Earhart became Record Mirror’s Contemporary Folk record of the Year. The band split soon......

  • 03 Sep Old Blood!

    Launched in 1969, Young Blood Records enjoyed a prolific output for nearly a decade, with around 70 singles and many albums across all genres through to the early 80s. The majority of Young Blood masters are now controlled by Cherry Red, including tracks by artists such as ex-Sorrows singer Don......

  • 03 Sep We´re Taking The Miki!

    When Miki Dallon wasn’t pursuing a solo career in the 60s and 70s, he was producing dozens of records and driving independent labels such as Strike, Go, Beacon and Youngblood, through to post-punk label Kamera in the early 80s. We now control the rights to Miki’s catalogue, including collectable 45s and albums by various Prog and......

  • 27 Aug Farlowe The Leader

    Chris Farlowe is an English rock, blues and soul singer. He is best known for his hit single ‘Out of Time’. written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, which rose to No 1 in 1966, and his association with backing band the Thunderbirds and later Colosseum, with whom he recorded the 1970 album Daughter Of......

  • 27 Aug Mo-Dettes of The Revolution

    Mo-dettes were an all-female post-punk band, formed in 1979 by guitarist Kate Korris (an original member of The Slits and brief member of The Raincoats), bassist Jane Crockford, vocalist Ramona Carlier and drummer June Miles-Kingston. Their best-known song is the lo-fi ditty ‘White Mice’, used recently in Mothers Of The Revolution; a......

  • 20 Aug He´s Got Hart

    Mike Hart was a Liverpudlian singer-songwriter and poet. In 1962, he founded the band The Roadrunners, before joining The Liverpool Scene in 1965. This poetry and music collective recorded several albums before Mike made two solo albums (Mike Hart Bleeds, Basher, Chalky, Pongo And Me),......

  • 13 Aug Woo’ing You!

    WOO is Mark and Clive Ives, two brothers who have effectively created a musical world of their own. In 1972, in Wimbledon in South London, they began to create a music which they wanted to hear. For several years, they made tapes for their own amusement,......

  • 06 Aug Breaking Good

    Hazel O’Connor combined twin roles as singer and actor to great effect in the film Breaking Glass, which propelled her into the spotlight back in 1980. Cherry Red represent the rights to Hazel’s first two studio albums. Sons And Lovers from 1980 boasted the single ‘D-Days’, which peaked at 10 in the......

  • 06 Aug It´s Miller Time

    Miller Anderson is a Scottish blues guitarist and singer. Back in the 1960s, he played with bands such as The Voice and The Profile, as well as working alongside Mott The Hoople’s Ian Hunter. Apart from pursuing his own solo career from the early 1970s, he was a member of......

  • 30 Jul Find Nirvana At Cherry Red

    Nirvana (no, not that one!) were founded in 1967 at the height of psychedelia by Patrick Campbell-Lyons and Alex Spyropoulos. Though the band achieved only limited commercial success, they were acclaimed by the critics. The group pioneered baroque-flavoured, melodic psychedelia (file under Beach Boys, Zombies Procol Harum et al). Cherry Red......

  • 30 Jul Loved Your Last Letter

    Quintessential English group The Marine Girls formed in 1980 when Tracey Thorn and Gina Hartman met to produce lo-fi post-punk before expanding their sound with the addition of the Fox sisters Jane and Alice later that year. Although Tracey went on to bigger things with Everything But The Girl, the Marine Girls’ second......

  • 23 Jul Jack Lancaster’s Musical Bombs

    Jack Lancaster is a British composer, record producer and musician. In the late 1960s, he co-founded the prog rock group Blodwyn Pig with Jethro Tull guitarist Mick Abrahams. Cherry Red now represent Jack’s catalogue, including the concept album based around the children’s story Peter And The Wolf (1975, with Robin Lumley and a......

  • 23 Jul Chemical Brothers Touch

    Morgan Fisher is an English keyboard player and composer best known as a member of Mott the Hoople in the early 1970s. In 1980, Morgan locked himself away in his minimal studio in a corner of his small Notting Hill apartment and produced the notable......

  • 16 Jul Beeside Themselves

    Tintern Abbey were a British psychedelic rock band professionally active between 1967 and 1968, who are best remembered for their single ‘Vacuum Cleaner’. Formed by Stuart MacKay and Don Smith after meeting David MacTavish at the Overseas Visitors Club in London, the band later included classic......

  • 16 Jul Pucking Perfect

    The Defects are a punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, formed in 1978. The line-up of Ian “Buck” Murdock (vocals), Marcus “Dukie” Duke (guitar), Jeff Gilmore (bass) and Glenn Kingsmore (drums) wrote and recorded their debut album in 1982, epitomising the sound of what we......

  • 09 Jul Souvenir From Tenth Avenue

    Mick Ronson’s version of Slaughter On Tenth Avenue has been chosen to appear in the upcoming film The Souvenir Part II. Originally a ballet with music by Richard Rodgers, Mick chose the name as the title track to his debut solo album of the same name. The former lead......

  • 02 Jul A Good Musical Hand

    Phillip Goodhand-Tait is an English singer-songwriter, record producer and keyboard player. Through a long and varied career, Phillip has written and recorded songs covered by Roger Daltrey, wrote the soundtrack for the film Universal Soldier, and even played harmonium for a couple of Chris De Burgh albums.......

  • 02 Jul Resident Sounds

    Oh, It Hertz! is a new feature documentary directed by Gunnar Hall Jensen. As Gunnar follows vocalist Laurie Amat in a revealing look at how sound affects us in ways unknown to most people; what neither of them expected was finding out how World War II and the......

  • 25 Jun Chessboxing Gets Ejected!

    Hailing from Dagenham, Essex, The Ejected were an early 80s punk band signed to Bristol label Riot City. Their fast-and-furious 1982 indie hit ‘Have You Got 10p’ appears in a newly released film, By Rook or Left Hook. Described as “Rocky meets The Queen’s Gambit......

  • 18 Jun Pining For Soul

    Lu Pine Records was a small label in Detroit, Michigan, active during the late-1950s and 1960s. The company released records by artists such as Joe Stubbs (brother of Four Tops lead singer Levi Stubbs), Eddie Floyd, The Falcons and The Ohio Untouchables (later renamed the Ohio Players). Lu Pine might be most notable......

  • 18 Jun Ring Snapper

    Founded in the early 70s, veteran London band Cock Sparrer are now one of the biggest on the punk scene, headlining the likes of Rebellion festival. These leading voices on the Oi scene often penned lyrics which dealt with topics related to the daily life of the......

  • 04 Jun Putting Down Roots

    Ian A. Anderson is an English folk musician, broadcaster and founding editor of the popular folk magazine fRoots. He started the record label The Village Thing and was one of the pioneers of psychedelic/acid folk, as well presenting shows on BBC Radio 2, BBC World Service and Jazz FM.......

  • 28 May Trimming The B-Flat

    Led by DJ and journalist Chris Sullivan and future Matt Bianco lynchpin Mark Reilly, Blue Rondo A La Turk burst onto the early 80s London club scene, decked out in zoot suits and fusing Latin jazz, soul and pop. They grazed the Top 40 with previous TOTW ‘Me And Mr......

  • 28 May A Rod For Your Own Track

    The Rods are an American heavy metal band formed in 1980. They were fronted by Ronnie James Dio’s cousin David “Rock” Feinstein; the pair played together in rock band Elf but The Rods’ sound differed considerably; adopting a more traditional, heavy metal sound. Cherry Red have acquired the recordings of four......

  • 21 May Say It Again

    SAYDISC was at the forefront of recording unusual, historic and traditional music, speech and sounds since 1965 and built up a worldwide reputation for innovation, dedication and quality. Saydisc’s output ranged from national, traditional and regional music and dances to unusual instruments and world music. We now have......

  • 17 May The Road Goes To Cherry Red!

    The Road Goes On Forever label launched in 1991 but its second incarnation began in 1993 when author/journalist/broadcaster John Tobler began running the label. Dabbling initially in progressive rock, the label started to dedicate more resources towards roots music, as folk, R&B, country and jazz began to fill its......

  • 08 May Tracie´s Jams

    Pop sensation Tracie enjoyed success in the 80s as a protégé of former Jam frontman Paul Weller. Replying to an ad in Smash Hits for demo tapes for his Respond label, Tracie recorded with The Jam and The Style Council, alongside launching her own successful career on the back of singles ‘The House That Jack Built’ and ‘Give......

  • 08 May Matthew´s Musical Comfort

    As a founding member of folk-rock band Fairport Convention, Iain Matthews is no stranger to rock and roll. Leaving Fairport Convention in 1969 to form his own band, Matthews Southern Comfort, he enjoyed a UK number one with a cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Woodstock’ in 1970. Cherry Red are now......

  • 30 Apr Sainted Singer-Songwriter

    Bridget St. John is a singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for her three albums she recorded between 1969 and 1972 for John Peel’s Dandelion label. Blessed with a rich, cello-like vocal style, Bridget was one of the leading folk artists touring the UK (for the......

  • 30 Apr Healing Through Metal

    Orange Goblin are a pioneer stoner metal band who are still going strong today. Formed in London in 1995, they evolved a sound which explored the stoner and doom genres, before adding elements of punk and space rock to their sound for later albums with......

  • 23 Apr Abstract Sounds, Amazing Music

    Abstract Records was the brainchild of Edward Christie, who founded the label in London in 1981. While Abstract’s output ran the gamut of independent music styles, Abstract was noted for albums by punk stalwarts UK Subs, The Varukers and New Model Army. Cherry Red are......

  • 16 Apr All That Glitters Is… Golf

    Originally part of the PlasticHead family, Golf was a subsidiary label set up in the early 2000s to release the best in pop-punk, ska, metal, emo and hardcore that was so in vogue at the time. As well as licensing in heavy hitting albums from scene leaders......

  • 10 Apr One More Black

    Dave Grohl has created a new documentary film, What Drives Us. The film finds the Foo Fighters frontman exploring the mindset that compels musicians to leave behind everything and spend months touring the country in a tiny van. The documentary delves into “motivations, recounts personal anecdotes, and explores the physical......

  • 02 Apr More Wobbling!

    We already provide a home for the 30 Hertz catalogue, boasting two dozen or so albums from the early 80s to the mid-noughties by legendary ex-PiL bassist Jah Wobble.  We’re now proud to announce the acquisition of many more Wobble records dating from the last decade, including Everything Is No......

  • 02 Apr Silverhead Sold!

    Firefly Lane is a popular new TV drama on Netflix, themed around “three decades, two friends, one hell of a story”. Created by Maggie Friedman after the novel by Kristin Hannah, the series navigates the lives of two teenage girls in the 1970s, through to their adulthood in the early 2000s. Episode......

  • 26 Mar Creation Stories

    Creation Stories is a newly released biographical film about Alan McGee and Creation Records, directed by Nick Moran. The film was adapted by Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh from McGee’s 2013 autobiography of the same name. It tells the story of how one written-off young Glaswegian upstart rose to irrevocably change the face of British......

  • 12 Mar We Think Steve’s Neat!

    We’re delighted to represent the catalogue of producer/musician Steve Thompson. Steve is responsible for many hits down the years; he was also instrumental in setting up Neat Records and was particularly active as a producer and influencer during the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) years. Steve......

  • 05 Mar Planet Dog

    Mostly active between 1993 to 1998, Planet Dog is an independent label based in London, representing ambient, techno, breakbeat, psych and trance music. The company was headed up by Michael Dog, who ran the Club Dog event and the touring Megadog parties, created as a promotional vehicle......

  • 26 Feb 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 Independent Charts with their debut album We Are…The League from 1982, and their aggressive cover of Ralph McTell’s ‘Streets Of London’ spent five weeks in the listings. But......

  • 26 Feb Hello New York!

    If there’s a word to describe 1970’s UK rock band Hello, it’s glam. If there’s a word to describe American luxury fashion label Kate Spade New York, it’s glam. They might be opposite ends of each other’s spectrum but put them together and you get a......

  • 26 Feb The Language Of Be Bop

    Pioneering musician Bill Nelson, known as one of the most underrated guitarists of the 1970s and frontman of the inimitable art-rock band Be-Bop Deluxe, has enjoyed a long and varied career. Arguably, his final album with Be-Bop Deluxe proved his most visionary. Released in 1978, Drastic Plastic arrived on......

  • 19 Feb Gong But Not Forgotten

    Gong were an Anglo-French progressive rock band who incorporated elements of jazz and space rock into their music. Formed in Paris in 1967 by Daevid Allen and Gylli Smyth, the collective has featured musicians such as Steve Hillage, Bill Laswell, Theo Travis and Hawkwind’s Tim......

  • 19 Feb 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......

  • 12 Feb 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......

  • 12 Feb Action, Time… Voyage!

    Mark Perry’s Alternative TV were pioneers of punk and Cherry Red are proud representatives for all of ATV’s Deptford Fun City recordings from 1977 to 1979. Although early singles ‘How Much Longer’ and Love Lies Limp’ have endured, their calling card is arguably their 1978 single ‘Action Time......

  • 05 Feb 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......

  • 05 Feb 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......

  • 29 Jan 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......

  • 25 Jan Dissonance

    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......

  • 08 Jan 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......

  • 08 Jan Rainey Day Parade

    Maxayn were an early 70s funk/soul band fronted by the charismatic vocalist Maxayn Lewis – imagine early Rufus crossed with Funkadelic. Between 1972 and 1974, they made three much-admired albums for Capricorn. Recently, Maxayn lent her powerful vocals to the critically acclaimed Netflix film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, a......

  • 21 Dec 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......

  • 11 Dec 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,......

  • 11 Dec The Boys Are Kids In America

    The Boys is an American superhero streaming television series developed for Amazon Prime Video. Based on the comic book of the same name, it follows a team of vigilantes as they combat superpowered individuals who abuse their abilities and is as entertaining as it is gruesome.......

  • 04 Dec Have Mersey On Us!

    If you like your thrillers gritty, you’ll welcome the return of gruff antihero Tim Roth in Sky Atlantic’s Tin Star. We for one are grateful the show moved from its original setting in the rocky vistas of a Canadian town and over to the UK –......

  • 27 Nov 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......

  • 27 Nov Crock of Gold! A King Horror Show!

    Julien Temple’s new film about the life and times of The Pogues’ enigmatic frontman Shane MacGowan was released on 20 November. Co-produced with Johnny Depp, the film combines new interviews with unseen archive footage and maps MacGowan’s childhood in Ireland through to his years on......

  • 20 Nov Holy Smokes

    Helvete: The History Of Norwegian Black Metal is a documentary series about the country’s black metal scene, dating from the early eighties through to its most controversial heyday in the 90s. Instead of dwelling on the more storied murder, suicide and church burnings, this four-parter focuses......

  • 13 Nov Spri-ghtly Does It

    Spriguns of Tolgus were a British folk rock group formed in 1972 by Mike and Mandy Morton. Having circulated a cassette album Rowdy Dowdy Day, they signed with Decca and released two albums. They were much hyped within the folk scene (prompting comparisons with Steeleye Span, whose......

  • 30 Oct Small Wonder

    Small Wonder Records Cherry Red are now the proud owners of the Small Wonder Records catalogue. Small Wonder was an independent British label founded in the 1980s, and specialising in Punk and Post-Punk.  Amongst the catalogue are albums from Punk-Poet Patrik Fitzgerald and The Cravats,......

  • 30 Oct Unicorn – Ooh Mother

    David Gilmour produced country folk band Unicorn have had their 1974 song Ooh Mother used in the third season of the hit Netflix show Good Girls, which has just been renewed for a fourth series. The acoustic led, American west coast influenced song is the......

  • 23 Oct Keep On Truckin’

    Cherry Red have recently acquired the rights to a raft of British rock recordings from the golden era of the mid-Seventies. These include the eponymous 1975 album (pictured) by commune dwellers Global Village Trucking Company; the extremely scarce, privately-pressed Thank You & Goodnight LP (1976)......

  • 23 Oct Summer Into Fall

    The Fall – Can Can Summer Mark E. Smith’s group were called many things over their forty years in the business, but “polished” and “funky” were not ordinarily the words. This is why Can Can Summer from their 2008 studio album Imperial Wax Solvent is such an astonishing track......

  • 09 Oct Feasting With Marc

    Cherry Red continue to represent the license on a host of Marc Almond‘s studio albums, including Open All Night, Stranger Things, Variete, Feasting With Panthers, Ten Plagues, The Dancing Marquis and Velvet Trail.  We also now control a sizeable raft of his self-owned repertoire, much of it previously restricted to fan......

  • 09 Oct Fresh Fruit For Chemical Warfare

    First released 40 years ago, Dead Kennedys’ debut album ‘Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables’ is being remixed from the original multi-track tapes, with help from renowned mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge. Bassist Klaus Flouride and guitarist East Bay Ray were heavily involved in creating a mix which adds depth without losing any of......

  • 05 Oct D-I-Y Colour Discs

    The indie label boom following punk in the late 70s led to an explosion of D-I-Y imprints, often based in bedrooms, issuing limited edition cassettes (cheaper than records!), sold at gigs and by mail-order. One of the most prolific such operations was Color Discs, an alias for Gary Ramon, which......

  • 02 Oct Heeps Of Ken Hensley

    Having made his name with prog rock legends Uriah Heep in the early 1970s, singer / songwriter / guitarist Ken Hensley branched out as a solo artist as early as 1973. Since then, he’s never stopped recording and touring, notching up a huge list of albums which continues to......

  • 28 Sep Byzantine Rock

    Formed during the Progressive Rock boom at the dawn of the 1970s, London-based band Byzantium made two now collectable albums for A&M – Byzantium and Seasons Changing – which were followed by a self-released effort, Live & Studio. Founder member Jamie Rubenstein had previously been in Ora, who made an obscure eponymous LP for the independent Tangerine......

  • 18 Sep Pink Skies Ahead

    Written and directed by Kelly Oxford and starring Rosa Salazar, Mary J. Blige and Henry Winkler, Pink Skies Ahead is the title of a new independent comedy-drama telling the story of a young woman who struggles with an anxiety disorder after dropping out of school. Premiered as part of SXSW’s virtual-only film competition in......

  • 11 Sep A Huge Folk Heritage!

    From the late 1960s to the 1980s, Alan Green was a one-man cottage industry, recording and releasing over 200 folk and country albums, based largely around local acts playing in Wales and the North West of England. Alan ran several labels, including Folk Heritage, Midas and Westwood. As the records were pressed......

  • 21 Aug 1995: J.P. Sunshine

    We recently acquired a batch of obscure psychedelic albums involving DIY maestro Rod Goodway.   Down the years, Rod made numerous albums, which only received limited release on cassette or privately-pressed vinyl.   We’re now home to such hidden gems by J.P.Sunshine (issued 25 years ago but......

  • 07 Aug Undead Post-Punk

    Formed in South London in the late 70s, The Disco Zombies were typical of the “DIY” bands championed by DJ John Peel. Across 1978/79, they self-released three EPs, ‘Drums Over London’, The Invisible E.P. and ‘Here Come The Buts’, as well as another EP as Fifty Fantastics, on their......

  • 31 Jul Black Star Riders’ Finest Hour

    Fronted by Northern Irish rocker Ricky Warwick, alongside ex-members of Thin Lizzy (including guitarist Scott Gorham), Black Star Riders have made a mark on the classic rock world of the past decade with a string of albums on Nuclear Blast. We now represent some of the band’s key tracks......

  • 24 Jul Alternative Eurostar

    Alternative TV were at the vanguard of the original Punk scene of the late 1970s. Led by Sniffin’ Glue fanzine writer Mark Perry, they released a string of incendiary 45s, including the clarion call that was ‘Action Time Vision’ in 1978.   The track is being used for a major new continental TV......

  • 11 Jul Girls Strike Back

    Strike Back is a hugely popular UK/US action-adventure/spy-drama TV series based on a novel by former S.A.S. soldier Chris Ryan, available to view in the UK on Sky One. First aired in the spring, Season 8 includes, in its soundtrack to one episode, ‘Getting Nowhere Fast’, a post-punk......

  • 11 Jul 1970: Take Your Medicine Head

    Five decades ago,  Radio 1 DJ John Peel launched his own record label, Dandelion. And one of their strongest signings were blues/roots band Medicine Head, who tasted chart success with hits like ‘(And The) Pictures In The Sky’.   In addition to their debut album......

  • 26 Jun 1965: The Mickey Finn Are Good Sports

    The Mickey Finn were a London-based beat/R&B band who recorded for a variety of labels across the Sixties.   Produced by Shel Talmy (The Who, The Kinks), their 1965 single, a version of Ian Whitcomb’s ‘The Sporting Life’, has just been used in HBO‘s US TV mini-series I Know This Much Is......

  • 26 Jun Rock ‘N’ Roll Fumble

    One of Britain’s finest rock’n’roll revival bands, Fumble toured with David Bowie, Chuck Berry and Bill Haley and played thousands of gigs across the UK and Europe between the late 60s and early 80s.   Cherry Red now control the rights to Fumble‘s under-utilised back catalogue of recordings, consisting of four albums (Fumble [pictured], Poetry In Lotion, Rumble......

  • 19 Jun Jason Crest

    Cherry Red now represent the rights for the recordings of psychedelic pop band Jason Crest, who hailed from Tonbridge, Kent. Between 1967 and 1969, they issued five singles, which have been frequently compiled since then.   Key tracks include ‘Black Mass’, ‘Turquoise Tandem Cycle’, ‘Place In The Sun’ and a cover......

  • 14 Jun Bon Scott’s Fraternity

    Immortalised as one of rock’s greatest front men at the helm of AC/DC, Bon Scott had previously served time with two other Australian rock bands.   Cherry Red already represent the rights to most of his work with late 60s pop/psychedelic group The Valentines. But now we’re proud to......

  • 05 Jun Psychedelic Apples

    If you say Apple, in relation to late 60s music, most people think of The Beatles. However, Apple was also the name taken by a Welsh psychedelic band.   Founded in 1968, they were signed by Larry Page to his Page One label and made two singles and a hugely collectable album in......

  • 29 May Matt Deighton

    Having served time with C86 indie band The Wolfhounds before more famously fronting early 90s Acid Jazz hipsters Mother Earth, singer and guitarist Matt Deighton went solo, as well as playing with the likes of Paul Weller, Beverley Martyn, Chris Difford and Steve Nieve.   We now represent five of......

  • 22 May Matchbox On Fire!

    Matchbox were at the vanguard of a burgeoning rockabilly / rock’n’roll revival in Britain across the 1970s.   This culminated in a purple patch, when the band enjoyed various chart hits. Immediately prior to this, in 1978, they issued an acclaimed album Settin’ The Woods On Fire on Chiswick Records.  ......

  • 15 May Mercurial Revolutions

    Since their emergence in the early 1990s, Mercury Rev have remained at the vanguard of American alternative music.   Cherry Red already represent their landmark album from 2001, All Is Dream. Now we’re delighted to announced we can also offer their later records, The Secret Migration (2005), the Hello Blackbird soundtrack (2006)......

  • 07 May 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......

  • 24 Apr 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......

  • 17 Apr I’m Mandy Fly Me

    Welsh-born model Mandy Rice-Davies made the headlines back in 1963 via her role in the Profumo scandal.   This infamous story was recently re-told via the BBC series The Trial Of Christine Keeler, the soundtrack to which included Mandy’s stab at a recording career.   Her cover of Marv Johnson’s ‘You’ve Got......

  • 27 Mar 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......

  • 27 Mar 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......

  • 20 Mar 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......

  • 06 Mar 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......

  • 21 Feb 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....

  • 14 Feb Chris, Bill…And Jean

    American DJ/record producer Chris Malinchak has been making music for nearly a decade.   One of Chris’s recent tracks, ‘Photograph’, sampled a Be Bop Deluxe song, ‘Jean Cocteau’, taken from their classic 1975 album Futurama and written by their singer/frontman Bill Nelson.   Rights to all of Be Bop Deluxe‘s original albums are available from......

  • 07 Feb 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......

  • 07 Feb Kim’s Mixed-ish Kids

    Mixed-ish  is an American single-camera sitcom TV series created by Kenya Barris, Peter Saji and Tracee Ellis Ross which debuted on ABC in September last year.   It’s a prequel spin-off of Black-ish. Episode 7 includes within its soundtrack Kim Wilde‘s classic 1981 hit ‘Kids In America’.   All of......

  • 31 Jan 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......

  • 28 Jan 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......

  • 17 Jan Cherry Red On Safari

    Formed early in 1977 by ex-Deep Purple-related industry veterans Tony Edwards, Andreas Budde and John Craig, Safari Records enjoyed huge success with Toyah and other artists during its near-ten year existence between 1977 and 1985.   Other artists included pioneering New York punk band Wayne County & The Electric Chairs,......

  • 10 Jan Deal Wiv Patrik Fitzgerald

    ‘Deal Wiv It’ by Guernsey-born artist Mura Masa, featuring Northampton rapper Slowthai, has been attracting rave reviews since being released late last year (the NME voted it as one of the key tracks of 2019). Having already been streamed over four million times on Spotify, the track includes a spoken-word sample......

  • 13 Dec Spirit Of The 70s

    UK Progressive Rock from the early 1970s is a big part of Cherry Red’s world and we’re pleased to be acquiring new rights from that golden era.   If you’re interested in albums by pre-Alex Harvey band Tear Gas (pictured), Brian Davison’s Every Which Way, Day Of Phoenix, Irish band Light, Samurai, Paul Brett, Bond......

  • 06 Dec 1979: Philip Rambow

    Having made his name with pub rockers The Winkies (who backed Brian Eno), Canadian singer-songwriter Philip Rambow embarked on a solo career with two albums for EMI, starting with 1979’s acclaimed Shooting Gallery.   Cherry Red now represent Philip’s back catalogue, including later albums Jungle Law (1981) and his “comeback” record Whatever Happened To......

  • 06 Dec Spirit Of The 70s

    Cherry Red are now the proud custodians of some key back catalogue by legendary West Coast psychedelic band Spirit.   Although not released until 1981, The Adventures of Kaptain Kopter & Commander Cassidy in Potato Land was actually recorded in the early 1970s by key Spirit members Randy California and Ed Cassidy.    Long......

  • 22 Nov Kim’s Kids

    Back in 1981, ‘Kids In America’ launched budding young singer Kim Wilde onto the world stage.   A hit around the world, the song’s irresistible mix of Blondie-styled new wave energy and catchy lyrics has endured to this day – which helps explain the constant demand for the song......

  • 15 Nov Killer On The Loose!

    Formed in 1980, Killer were a highly rated Heavy Metal band from Antwerp, Belgium.   Cherry Red represent much of Killer‘s back catalogue, including early albums such as Ready For Hell (1981), Wall Of Sound (1982), Shock Waves (1984) and Fatal Attraction (1990).   Eight Killer albums have been reissued on CD across two box sets on our......

  • 15 Nov We Felt Adidas!

    Hot on the heels of Felt‘s ‘Primitive Painters’ being used in a Nike skate video, another of their tracks now appears in a new Adidas online advert promoting their snowboarding boot the Tactical Lexicon ADV.   Essentially a solo piece by future Primal Scream keyboard player Martin Duffy, ‘Magellan’ (originally entitled ‘Ferdinand......

  • 08 Nov Irish Emerald

    We’re proud to announce that Cherry Red Records are now the custodians of the legendary Emerald Music, which has specialized in Irish, Scottish and Celtic music for over half a century.   From Irish show bands to Scottish pipe outfits, country singers to accordion music,......

  • 25 Oct The Men From Baltimore

    Formed in 1968 in Brooklyn, New York, Sir Lord Baltimore were a hard rock band, led by songwriter Mike Appel, who recorded two acclaimed albums for Mercury Records – namely, Kingdom Come (1970) and Sir Lord Baltimore  (1971).   A review of their debut in Creem magazine was notable for its early use of the term “heavy......

  • 15 Oct Liam Is A Fantastic Something!

    A quarter of a century on from first hitting the headlines with Oasis, Liam Gallagher is back with a new solo album Why Me? Why Not, his second after the demise of Beady Eye.   The album’s song ‘Glimmer’ includes the melody from ‘The Thousand Guitars Of St. Dominiques’, the......

  • 20 Sep Lodge 49 Struck Gold!

    Now into its second season, US AMC TV series, Lodge 49, is based around the adventures of a young ex-surfer, from Long Beach, California, played by Wyatt Russell, who joins a local fraternal group after his father’s death.   The new season includes in its soundtrack......

  • 06 Sep Sky’s ‘Westway’ Road test

    Torque was a motoring TV show which ran from 1974 to 1980 on Australian station ABC, hosted by journalist and race car driver Peter Wherrett (pictured).   A selection of road tests from the series are now being re-broadcast under the banner Retro Focus Presents: Classic Torque Road Tests.   And......

  • 27 Aug Scheming Kennedys!

    Schemers is a new feature film set in Dundee in 1979/80, dealing with the youth culture of the day and the dangerous business of music promotion.   It’s the directorial debut of Scotsman Dave McLean, who used to manage Placebo and organise UK tours by the likes......

  • 09 Aug Don’t Sound Like No Sonet?

    Sonet was a famous Scandinavian label founded in 1957 in Denmark – but in 1970, they launched a UK office, which originated their own productions.   Cherry Red now represent rights to much of Sonet’s UK output by acts such as Brett Marvin & The Thunderbolts (see......

  • 19 Jul 1979: Red Noise Revolt!

    After the demise of 70s art rock legends Be Bop Deluxe, their front man quickly re-emerged with a new incarnation, Bill Nelson’s Red Noise, in 1979.   This highly promising band were only ever granted one album, Sound On Sound, for Harvest Records before Nelson called it a day......

  • 19 Jul Edgar Jones And The Stairs

    Ever since emerging with his unashamedly retro combo The Stairs in 1991, Edgar Jones (alias Edgar Summertyme) has carved a splendid niche in exhuming the spirit of mid-60s US garage rock and British R&B.   The Liverpudlian singer, songwriter and bassist has now brought his extensive catalogue of over a dozen albums......

  • 12 Jul Drink The Elixir

    Formed in the mid-1980s, London band Elixir were part of the boom in British Heavy Metal (nicknamed NWOBHM), driven in part by the success of Iron Maiden and Def Leppard.   Cherry Red now represent the rights to several albums by Elixir, namely Lethal Potion (1990), Sovereign Remedy(2004) and Live (2005). Drop us......

  • 05 Jul The Expelled on Doom Patrol!

    Doom Patrol is an American web TV series based on the DC Comics superhero team of that premiered in February on the DC Universe channel.   Included in the soundtrack was ‘Blown Away’, an obscure punk gem by The Expelled – both sides of which are controlled by Cherry Red.  ......

  • 28 Jun Mighty Baby In Action!

    Created in 1969 out of the ashes of Mod favourites The Action, Mighty Baby embraced the “playing” style of West Coast psychedelic bands like The Grateful Dead, alongside a fascination with Sufism.   The result was a unique fusion of psychedelia, blues, world music and other styles.   Cherry Red now represent their cult......

  • 21 Jun Trapeze With Ease!

    Formed in 1969, Trapeze were part of an explosion in British heavy rock music. The band were fronted by the soulful tones of Glenn Hughes and signed to Moody Blues’ label Threshold in 1970.   Three albums followed, Trapeze,Medusa and You Are The Music …We’re Just The Band.   In due course, the band......

  • 14 Jun Cherry Red Get Brett

    Having cut his teeth in the Sixties with psychedelic bands Tintern Abbey and Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera, Paul Brett fronted his own band (Paul Brett’s Sage) before going solo in 1973 to develop is considerable skills on guitar.   Cherry Red now present some twenty albums by......

  • 07 Jun Blancmange on TV!

    White House Farm is the name of a new ITV six-part crime drama, which recalls the brutal horror of a whole family on the farm in question in 1985.   The soundtrack to this harrowing story includes a remake of ‘Feel Me’, a memorable slice of 80s synth......

  • 03 Jun Killing Eve In America!

    Co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge(Fleabag) and Emerald Fennell, Killing Eve is back with season 2, initially screened in the States but due to start in the UK on 8 June.   The soundtrack includes one of the most popular hits in Cherry Red‘s catalogue, ‘Kids In America’ by Kim Wilde.   We represent Kim’s first three albums......

  • 24 May The June Brides’ Nest

    The June Brides were a quietly influential mid-80s Indie band who pre-empted the whole C86 movement with a string of memorable records.   Their 1985 Indie hit ‘No Place Called Home’ (issued on Marc Riley‘s In Tape label) can be heard in TV series The Nest, a new UK drama described as “thrilling and provocative” by theBBC.   ......

  • 10 May The Snake Corps feature in new documentary by clothing/shoes brand Van’s

    Evolving out of post-punk band Sad Lovers And Giants, The Snake Corps forged their own hard-edged alternative rock sound across the late 1980s and early 1990s.   Taken from their Midnight Music album Smother Earth, ‘Everything Turns Blue’ is being used for a campaign by......

  • 07 May Society’s Supreme – Riot Squad’s punk classic stars in fashion brand’s Instagram campaign

    One of the many classic early 80s Punk tracks in Cherry Red’s vaults is ‘Society’s Fodder’ by Mansfield band Riot Squad.   The recording has now been licensed by fashion brand Supreme for an Instagram campaign – a far cry from its original airing on a......

  • 12 Apr Andy Pawlak’s Secrets

    Tyneside singer-songwriter Andy Pawlak‘s debut album, Shoebox Full Of Secrets, was a critic’s favourite back in 1989.  But despite acclaim and airplay for singles ‘Mermaids’, ‘Secrets’ and ‘Mother’s Day’, it failed to cross over.   Since then, it’s become a cult classic and Cherry Red are proud to......

  • 29 Mar Let’s Sing Kim!

    Kim Wilde‘s classic 1981 hit ‘Kids In America’ features in the latest edition of Koch Media’s app-based singing game Let’s Sing, which mixes cutting edge contemporary pop with classics from yesteryear.   There are four game modes, depending on your taste: “classic”, “mixtape”, “feat.” and......

  • 22 Mar No Strangers to Folk Rock

    Released on the Grapefruit label on 29 March, Strangers In The Room is a new 3-CD box set devoted to the UK Folk-Rock boom of the late 60s and early 70s. Cherry Red control the rights to many of tracks, from acts on John Peel‘s......

  • 15 Mar Live Rocks!

    Cherry Red have recently acquired the rights to a juggernaut full of rare live Rock recordings from the past. Part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, Jet Records’ band Girl were clearly influenced by Glam Rock with their blonde image – we now......

  • 08 Mar Zior & Monument

    Cherry Red are now the proud representatives of three legendary rarities from the early 70s Progressive Rock boom.   Originally issued on the Nepentha label in 1971, Zior‘s sole eponymous LP hinged around the talents of multi-instrumentalist Keith Bonsor, with productions duties from Peter Lee......

  • 01 Mar Metal Spider

    Formed in Liverpool in the mid-1970s, Spider were a popular heavy rock band who recorded three albums across the early 80s, which sat midway musically between the boogie twelve-bar blues of Status Quo and the histrionic power of the new wave of British heavy metal......

  • 15 Feb Spencer Davis’ Souvenir

    The Souvenir is a new Anglo-American drama film starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Burke and Honor Swinton Byrne, which was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 27 January.   The plot concerns a shy film student finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent......

  • 11 Feb When Howard Met Sally: Howard Jones features on soundtrack of Sky TV’s ‘Sally4Ever’

    Sally4Ever is the name of Sky TV‘s edgy new comedy series from award-winner Julia Davis.   For ten years, Sally has lived a comfortable suburban life with David. But on the day he asks Sally to marry him, she embarks on a wild affair with......

  • 01 Feb Burning Men: New ‘rock and roll’ movie to feature ‘Tyger Tyger’ by Jah Wobble

    Also hitting the screens in March is a new independent british film, Burning Men, described as “a unique English rock and roll road movie” from director Jeremy Wooding.   The movie stars Edward Hayter, Aki Omoshaybi and Elinor Crawley and boasts an impressive soundtrack including the......

  • 25 Jan Kim Wilde’s ‘Cambodia’ in soundtrack of new Studio Canal French series ‘Vernon Subutex’

    Vernon Subutex is the title of a best-selling French novel, which has now been adapted by Studio Canal for a nine-episode French TV series.   It follows the journey of a formerly sought-after bachelor who ran a popular music shop in Paris in his heyday but......

  • 30 Nov Pass The Fast Buck

    Fast Buck were a quintessential British mid-70s rock band, rooted in the same twelve-bar (room) riffs as early AC/DC and Bad Company.   Centered around the songwriting talents of Ed Hamilton, Fast Buck recorded just one eponymous album (Jet Records, 1976) but they also made......

  • 13 Nov Clara’s Ghost In Toyland

    Clara’s Ghost is a new U.S. film set over the course of a single evening in the Reynolds’ family home in Connecticut, telling the story of Clara Reynolds who, fed up with ribbing from her showbiz family, finds solace in and guidance from the supernatural......

  • 12 Oct Marine Girls On TV

    Prior to co-forming Everything But The Girl, Tracey Thorn was in The Marine Girls, who made two albums’ worth of charming, DIY indie pop, Beach Party (1981) and Lazy Ways (1983). Their lo-fi favourite ‘A Place In The Sun’ can be heard in the soundtrack......

  • 10 Oct Late 70s Fashion!

    Formed in Birmingham in 1978, Fashion – or Fàshiön Music, as they were originally billed – blended new wave energy with the glamour of Roxy and Bowie. Cherry Red are proud to represent the rights to Fashion‘s debut album from 1979, Product Perfect, as well......

  • 21 Sep Cherry Red proud to represent seminal 45s by Zoom Records artists

    Founded in summer 1977, Zoom Records was Scotland’s leading Punk and New Wave label, run by Bruce Findlay, who also managed Zoom’s most promising act Simple Minds. The rest of the catalogue, some dozen or so singles, have languished ever since. But Cherry Red are......

  • 24 Aug Science Fiction Skateboarder!

    Founded in 1964, Skateboarder magazine was the scene’s longest running publication, capturing the boom in skateboarding across the 1970s and then returning to document its revival in the late 1990s. Skateboarder ceased publication in 2013 but still operates digitally – and a new online Skateboarder......

  • 03 Aug Cherry Red represent Lost Moment Records catalogue

    Founded in 1984, Lost Moment Records was particularly active across that decade, issuing a string of singles and albums by acts such as psychobilly favourites The Krewmen and The Rattlers, synth/alternative band Jesus Couldn’t Drum and cult Indie acts such as The Cat And Mouse......

  • 30 Jul Blitz’s ‘New Age’ featured on US crime TV drama ‘Snowfall’

    Set within the drug-fuelled world of early 80s Los Angeles, Snowfall is an acclaimed US crime drama TV series picked up by FX. The first episode of the second season, which airs this month, includes period Punk track ‘New Age’ by Blitz. Cherry Red represent......

  • 06 Jul Cicero, The Popguns, The Brilliant Corners & more Cherry Red tracks featured on Netflix’s ‘Everything Sucks!’

    Parodying American teen culture in the Nineties, Netflix TV series Everything Sucks! focused on teenagers attending the fictional Boring High School in Oregon, as they proceed to make a movie together. The soundtrack to the series included several early 90s Cherry Red tracks, including ‘Someone......

  • 29 Jun Link Wray’s ‘Ace Of Spades’ Cover featured on Dead Set On Life culinary show

    50s/60s star of the rock’n’roll instrumental, Link Wray also turned his hand to covering Motorhead‘s rock classic ‘Ace Of Spades’, onstage in Manchester in 1996. This live performance has been utilised for the soundtrack to an episode from the third series of madcap Canadian culinary......

  • 15 Jun Biff Rose’s ‘Fill Your Heart’ to feature on new US indie film ‘Benjamin’

    Born in New Orleans, Biff Rose was a singer and comedian who based his career in Hollywood and was a regular on the Johnny Carson Show. ‘Fill Your Heart’, a song taken from his debut album from 1968, The Thorn In Mrs. Rose’s Side, will......

  • 11 May The Fall’s ‘Lost In Music’ cover on new All Saints advert

    Manchester mavericks The Fall were often partial to cover versions – and their off-kilter rewrite of Sister Sledge‘s disco classic ‘Lost In Music’ has been used by leading fashion brand All Saints for an online video campaign. Watch All Saints video advert featuring The Fall...

  • 06 Apr Mel & Kim’s ‘Respectable’ featured in BBC’s Coming Home series

    TV drama Come Home already looks set to be one of the BBC’s most popular series of 2018. Included in the opening episode – broadcast a couple of weeks ago – is ‘Respectable’, Mel & Kim‘s chart-topping dance/pop hit from 1987. Cherry Red represent all......

  • 26 Mar Cherry Red’s 80s Punk & Psychobilly catalogue featured on Greek documentary ‘2917: Back To The Top’

    Directed by Stratis Chatzielenoudas, 2917: Back To The Top is the title of a forthcoming Greek documentary about a 32-year old punk rock paraplegic and his friends, and their efforts to climb the highest peak of Mount Olympus. The soundtrack boasts a suitable who’s who......

  • 20 Nov Kim Wilde’s ‘Kids In America’ to feature on 3 Identical Strangers film soundtrack

    Kim Wilde‘s timeless debut hit ‘Kids In America’ (No. 2 UK, No. 25 US, 1981) is due to appear in another soundtrack. 3 Identical Strangers has the strapline: “There’s no-one else on Earth quite like you. Or is there…?” Produced by Raw TV, the film......

  • 10 Nov Rupert Holmes’ first 3 solo albums now available to license from Cherry Red

    British-born singer-songwriter Rupert Holmes made his name in the States with hits like ‘Escape (The Piña Colada Song)’ (1979). Rupert’s first three solo albums for Epic Records, Widescreen (1974), Rupert Holmes (1975) and Singles (1976), are now available for license from Cherry Red Records. These......

  • 29 Sep ‘Baby Sitting’ by The Corvells to feature on Netflix hit series ‘The Crown’

    The most expensive drama which Netflix has produced to date, TV series The Crown has been widely acclaimed for its portrayal of the early life of Queen Elizabeth II. Season 2 is scheduled to begin at the end of this year – and this time, the......

  • 22 Sep A Story Of UK Post-Punk 1977-1981, To The Outside Of Everything Box Set

    Subtitled A Story Of UK Post-Punk 1977-1981, To The Outside Of Everything is a forthcoming 5-CD box set due out on Cherry Red on 1st December, which captures the edgy excitement of alternative/independent music during that pioneering, highly influential period. Many of the tracks are......

  • 15 Sep The Caravan At The End Of The World to feature The Marine Girls

    Still in the pipeline, The Caravan At The End Of The World is a short, romantic, coming-of-age drama (15 minutes) set around a caravan site in the early 1980’s. The period soundtrack boasts the DIY acoustic beauty of ‘Leave Me With The Boy’ by The......

  • 01 Sep Cherry Red acquire rights to Jade & Marian Segal’s ‘Fly On Strangewings’

    Back in 1970, folk-rock band Jade – fronted by singer Marian Segal – issued their sole album, Fly On Strangewings, for DJM Records. It sold modestly at the time but has subsequently become considered an Acid Folk classic, attracting huge sums on vinyl and revered......

  • 25 Aug Tangerine Dream featured on new AMC series ‘The Terror’

    American TV company AMC – who were behind such iconic classics as Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul – unveil a new TV series this autumn. Based on Dan Simmons’ best-selling novel, The Terror is a fictionalised account of Captain Sir John......

  • 04 Aug Kim Wilde’s ‘Kids In America’ to grace soundtrack of Canadian film ‘Birthmarked’

    ‘Kids In America’ by Kim Wilde remains one of the most fondly-regarded hits of the early 1980s, a smash on both sides of the Atlantic. Its power pop majesty will soon be gracing the soundtrack to the Canadian film Birthmarked, a comedy about two scientists......

  • 14 Jul Vice’s King Of The Road series features track by classic rock band Hard Stuff

    Vice‘s King Of The Road series celebrates Skate culture in all its forms. Episode 8 of Season 2 (broadcast on 27th of this month) includes an early 70s Classic Rock nugget, ‘Time Gambler’ by Hard Stuff from the catalogue of Purple Records (the label originally......

  • 07 Jul Skateboarding magazine ‘Thrasher’ feature Fat Mattress’ ‘Mr. Moonshine’ in latest campaign

    The world’s premier skateboarding magazine, Thrasher, are running an online video campaign using one of Cherry Red’s lesser-known tracks, ‘Mr. Moonshine’ by Fat Mattress. The band are most notable for being formed by Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding and made two albums in 1969/70......

  • 09 Jun Cherry Red acquire Chris Squire’s first solo album ‘Fish Out Of Water’

    To Prog Rock fans, bassist Chris Squire needs no introduction – he co-founded the legendary Yes in 1968 and played on every one of their studio albums up until 2014. Rights to Chris’s first solo album, Fish Out Of Water (first issued on Atlantic in 1975), now reside with Cherry Red Records. Boasting...

  • 02 Jun King Horror’s ‘Loch Ness Monster’ to feature on Leviathan soundtrack

    King Horror was a recording pseudonym for Jamaican toaster Lord Davey, who recorded some amazing ‘Boss Reggae’ 45s at the end of the 60s produced by the ‘Godfather Of Ska’, Laurel Aitken. One of his finest moments, ‘Loch Ness Monster’, is being used in a......

  • 26 May Cherry Red are proud to announce Captain Oi! catalogue acquisition

    Launched in 1993 by the team who’d previously been involved with Anagram, Dojo and Link, Captain Oi! has been synonymous with Punk Rock reissues, compilations and new albums with over 300 releases to its name. Cherry Red are proud to announce that the Captain Oi!......

  • 19 May The Monochrome Set feature in a new film soundtrack

    Indie pop / post-punk pioneers The Monochrome Set feature in a new film soundtrack with their second-ever single ‘Eine Symphonie Des Grauens’, which first appeared on Rough Trade in 1979. This artful, jangly guitar gem will appear in Govinda Van Maele’s new big screen, German......

  • 12 May Unreleased Mortimer album now represented by Cherry Red

    Mortimer were a harmony-laden soft rock trio from New York State who were signed by George Harrison to Apple Records in 1968. They recorded a second album, On Our Way Home, in 1969 – named after the song given to them by Paul McCartney, which......

  • 28 Apr Slowdive’s ‘When The Sun Hits’ to feature on new film ‘Snowboarder’

    Pioneers of the early 90s Indie sound labelled ‘Shoegaze’, Creation Records band Slowdive are just about to release their first new album in over two decades. Meanwhile, Cherry Red Songs represent their publishing and have just secured a sync deal for the Slowdive song ‘When......

  • 21 Apr Cherry Red acquire Be Bop Deluxe catalogue

    In the mid-Seventies lull between Glam Rock and Punk, Be Bop Deluxe epitomised a new breed of Art Rock bands. Led by Bill Nelson and signed to the fashionable Harvest label, the band mixed Progressive Rock leanings with melodic songs across five acclaimed studios albums......

  • 07 Apr Cherry Red acquire classic early Curved Air catalogue

    Back in the early Seventies, Curved Air were one of the most popular, hard-working bands on the Prog Rock circuit. Fronted by striking singer Sonja Kristina and including a rock violinist Darryl Way, they issued a succession of best-selling albums between 1970 and 1973: Air......

  • 17 Mar Cherry Red acquire Contempo Records catalogue titles

    Back in the mid-1970s, Contempo Records was one of the most prolific soul/funk labels in the UK, combining American recordings with homegrown productions. The label was run by Blues & Soul head honcho John Abbey, who attracted many respected U.S. soul stars into the studio,......

  • 03 Mar Female Punk band Kleenex’s ‘Nice’ to feature on Swiss TV Documentary

    Kleenex were an all-female Swiss punk band formed in 1977, who released two singles and a cassette album on labels like Rough Trade. ‘Nice’ (1978) will appear in the soundtrack a Swiss TV documentary about politician Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, retracing five decades of economic and social......

  • 24 Feb Cherry Red represent albums by 70s prog rockers Unicorn

    Cherry Red’s Prog Rock catalogue continues to grow with albums by Seventies band Unicorn. Produced by Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour, Unicorn fused Prog with American Country Rock influences across LPs Blue Pine Trees (1974), Too Many Crooks (1976) and One More Tomorrow (1977). Among......

  • 17 Feb Cherry Red present Patto repertoire

    Cult favourites on the Prog Rock scene of the early 1970s, Patto were fronted by Mike Patto, ably assisted by noted guitarist Ollie Halsall. For many years, their three highly coveted albums for Vertigo and Island have been unavailable – until now. Patto (1970), Hold......

  • 03 Feb City Boy to feature on soundtrack to ‘My Friend Dahmer’ film

    Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by John Backderf, the film My Friend Dahmer is due out later this year. It tackles the early life of notorious US murderer Jeffrey Dahmer as he struggles with a difficult family life as a young boy before slowly......

  • 27 Jan Cherry Red now representing Survival Records catalogue

    Launched in the early 80s, Survival Records carved a stylish niche with several acts who blended Synth Pop and Indie in...

  • 20 Jan The Spectrum catalogue now represented by Cherry Red

    Hailed as Britain’s answer to The Monkees, The Spectrum issued a string of Swinging London-styled singles during the second half of the 1960s, such as ‘Portobello Road’ and ‘London Bridge Is Coming Down’. Many of their recordings are now represented by Cherry Red, including most......

  • 16 Jan Alien Sex Fiend featured on Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare

    The Call Of Duty franchise is one of the most iconic and successful in gaming history – and the soundtrackis a significant part of the whole experience. The new Infinite Warfare release, released last November and the 13th in the series, includes a Cherry Red......

  • 19 Dec Cherry Red acquire ex-Hawkwind & Gong keyboardist Tim Blake’s solo catalogue

    Hailing from West London, Tim Blake made his name as keyboardist/composer with the twin peaks of the 70s Space Rock scene, Gong and Hawkwind. Cherry Red are proud to announce the acquisition of Tim’s solo catalogue, from pioeering late 70s electronic albums such as Crystal......

  • 02 Dec Cherry Red acquire 3 mid-90s albums by Uriah Heep

    Back in the early 70s, Uriah Heep cleverly bridged the gap between Progressive Rock and Heavy Rock, enjoying huge success. Cherry Red now represent three of the band’s mid-1990s albums, Sea Of Light, Spellbinder and Sonic Origami, which are now available within a new 3-CD......

  • 25 Nov On-U Sound label material now available for licence

    Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound label created some of the most forward thinking, experimental Reggae of the early 1980’s. A new 4-CD box set on Cherry Red’s Hot Milk label boasts the fourth instalment of the Singers & Players series, two Creation Rebel albums and the......

  • 18 Nov Cherry Red now representing the Mock Turtles’ Imaginary recordings (1987-1990)

    Fronted by Steve Coogan’s brother Martin, The Mock Turtles came to prominence around 1990 at the height of ‘Madchester‘, alongside fellow Manchester bands the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays. Cherry Red are proud to represent the Mock Turtles‘ Imaginary recordings from 1987-1990, including indie versions......

  • 11 Nov Mike Berry’s ‘My Baby Doll’ to feature on BBC’s ‘Call The Midwife’ Christmas Special

    BBC‘s period drama Call The Midwife needs no introduction. This hugely successful show will be onto its sixth season next year; before that, watch out for another Christmas special this year, which will be set in a missionary hospital in South Africa. The episode is set at the dawn......

  • 04 Nov Cherry Red acquire live Humble Pie recordings

    Formed as a supergroup in 1969, Humble Pie boasted the talents of Steve Marriott (ex-Small Faces), Peter Frampton (ex-Herd), Greg Ridley (ex-Spooky Tooth) and Jerry Shirley. Cherry Red now represent a catchment of live recordings by the band, captured in their early 70s prime in......

  • 07 Oct F.J. McMahon tracks featured on new Netflix comedy series ‘Easy’

      F.J. McMahon‘s lo-fi American psychedelic folk album Spirit Of The Golden Juice from 1969 has long been held in high esteem by aficionados and collectors – for the uninitiated, think a more obscure Tim Hardin or Fred Neil. But his songs have also proved......

  • 30 Sep Cherry Red acquire Sunburst Records catalogue

    Just as Purple Records (now represented by Cherry Red) had been created around Deep Purple, so Sunburst Records revolved around David Coverdale‘s next band Whitesnake. Founded in 1978, Sunburst signed several hard and soft rock acts, whose output is now available for licence – including......

  • 23 Sep Cherry Red are proud to announce the representation of productions by 60s/70s industry legend Roger Easterby

    Cherry Red are proud to announce the representation of productions by 60s/70s industry legend Roger Easterby. Alongside Des Champ, Roger produced a host of British recordings by artists such as Dorian Gray, Robb & Dean Douglas, Dr. Marigold’s, Deep Feeling, Guy Darrell, Holy Mackerel and......

  • 16 Sep Cherry Red are proud to be the custodians of Arthur Brown’s catalogue!

    “I am the God of hellfire and I bring you… Fire”! Arthur Brown‘s OTT psychedelic classic, ‘Fire’, topped the charts back in 1968 and is still the stuff of legend. Cherry Red are proud to be the custodians of Arthur‘s many albums. This representation includes......

  • 09 Sep The Dead Kennedys’ ‘Police Truck’ to feature on the soundtrack to new Union/Pirate Movie independent film

    At the dawn of the 1980s, The Dead Kennedys spearheaded America’s punk assault on the senses with hits like ‘California Uber Alles’ and ‘Holiday In Cambodia’. Taken from their debut album Fresh Fruit And Rotting Vegetables, ‘Police Truck’ will feature in the soundtrack to a......

  • 02 Sep The Raincoats ‘Fairytale In The Supermarket’ featured on ’20th Century Women’ film soundtrack

    All-female band The Raincoats were a key part of Rough Trade Records‘ post-punk roster in 1979/80. The lead song on their debut EP, ‘Fairytale In The Supermarket’, has been covered for the soundtrack to a forthcoming independent film, 20th Century Women. Directed by Mike Mills......

  • 16 Aug Graham Bonnet’s ‘Warm Ride’ sampled on new Avalanches single & album ‘Wildflower’

    Graham Bonnet‘s cover of The Bee Gees’ ‘Warm Ride’ –  issued as a single in 1978 on Ringo Starr‘s label Ring O’Records – was recently sampled heavily by The Avalanches on ‘Subways’ (from new album Wildflower), prompting renewed interest in the original track. Cherry Red......

  • 16 Aug Cherry Red announce the representation of solo albums by ex-Deep Purple bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes.

    We’re proud to announce the representation of many solo albums by ex-Deep Purple bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes. These include Feel (1995), Addiction (1996), The Way It Is (1999), Return Of Crystal Karma (2000), Building The Machine (2001), Songs In The Key Of Rock (2003) and a......

  • 15 Jul Cherry Red acquire more catalogue by The Fall

    Mark E. Smith‘s band The Fall have been ploughing their unique, uncompromising musical furrow since the late 1970s. Cherry Red are now the proud custodians of many of The Fall‘s recordings, from their earliest recordings on Step Forward in 1979 (including singles ‘Rowche Rumble’ and......

  • 08 Jul Acid jazz combo Corduroy featured on The Guardian’s ‘Anywhere But Westminster’

    Back in the mid-1990s, Acid Jazz combo Corduroy blended early 70s Funk with 60s Soundtracks and Mod grooves to perfection. One of their many club anthems, ‘London, England’, has been adopted by The Guardian newspaper for the latest instalment of John Harris‘ acclaimed feature Anywhere......

  • 05 Jul Michael Des Barres biopic ‘Who Do You Want Me To Be’ to feature Silverhead catalogue tracks

    British singer, actor and all-round rock VIP, Michael Des Barres first made his mark as singer with Glam-ish early 70s rock band Silverhead, whose three albums for Purple Records are reissued on CD in September. Michael is also the subject of his own biopic, Who......

  • 23 Jun Cherry Red acquire Nirvana catalogue

    We’re pleased to announce the acquisition of several albums by Nirvana! No, not that lot from Seattle but the original Nirvana, founded in 1967 at the height of psychedelia by Patrick Campbell-Lyons and Alex Spyropoulos. These include Local Anaesthetic (originally issued on Vertigo in 1971)......

  • 03 Jun Momus albums represented by Cherry Red, as sampled on the forthcoming 3-CD anthology, Pubic Intellectual

    Momus – the musical alias for Nick Currie – has been making off-kilter pop for three decades, with spells on El, Creation, Cherry Red and his own imprint Analog Baroque. For the uninitiated, think a solo version of Pet Shop Boys with colourful lyrics inspired......

  • 13 May Cherry Red proudly represent Les Reed’s ‘Chapter One’ catalogue

    Les Reed (pictured, with John Barry) is one of Britain’s most successful songwriters, behind hits for a multitude of artists such as Tom Jones and Herman’s Hermits in the 60s and 70s. Cherry Red are now the proud representatives of Les‘s Chapter One catalogue. Founded......

  • 03 May F.J. McMahon featured on upcoming American sports drama ‘The Phenom’

    The Phenom is a upcoming American sports drama film starring Ethan Hawke, about a talented young baseball pitcher who struggles to throw strikes. The major league club sends him to a sports psychologist, where memories of his abusive father come to light. The soundtrack includes......

  • 22 Apr Curtiss Maldoon graces soundtrack to new US independent film, Orange Sunshine

    Part of the Purple Records catalogue, ‘Man From Afghanistan’ is a funky folk/blues workout by early 70s act Curtiss Maldoon. It graces the soundtrack to a new US independent film, Orange Sunshine, a documentary which charts the history of The Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a......

  • 15 Apr Red Lorry Yellow Lorry featured on ‘Halt And Catch Fire’ US series soundtrack

    Now into its second season, AMC’s U.S. TV series Halt And Catch Fire is set in Silicon Valley during the revolutionary development of computers in 1983/84. The series also boasts an excellent period soundtrack, which includes the Cherry Red-owned goth/alternative rock favourite ‘Spinning Round’ by......

  • 08 Apr Cherry Red are delighted to announce the acquisition of the T.K.O. catalogue!

    Cherry Red are delighted to announce the acquisition of the T.K.O. catalogue! Based around the output of Ember Records, it boasts a wealth of 60s and 70s masters, from British beat, pop, mod, easy listening, psychedelia and rock to American soul, R&B, country, blues, jazz......

  • 11 Mar Gilli Smith catalogue now added to Cherry Red’s licensing roster

    Now in her eighties, GILLI SMYTH co-founded legendary hippie/psychedelic band Gong back in the late 1960s. We’re now pleased to represent many of Gilli‘s later solo albums, from her notable 1978 work Mother through to Mother Gong recordings and more ambient/trance-like music as Goddess Trance....

  • 26 Feb Cherry Red acquire Purple Records catalogue

    Deep Purple‘s Seventies Rock imprint PURPLE RECORDS now joins our licensing roster, with collectable, hard-hitting LPs by Elf (featuring Ronnie James Dio), Silverhead, Tucky Buzzard, future disco queen Yvonne Elliman, Curtiss Maldoon (famously sampled by Madonna) and solo ventures by Deep Purple stalwarts Roger Glover......

  • 19 Feb Cherry Red acquires 80s Heavy Metal label Powerstation Records!

    Cherry Red is proud to announce the acquisition of the famous 80s Heavy Metal label Powerstation Records! This musical onslaught of powerhouse vocals and sledgehammer guitars includes albums by Tokyo Blade(pictured), the Little Angels (their debut LP), original Iron Maiden singer Paul DiAnno’s Battlezone, Chrome Molly,Maineeaxe, Holosade and others....

  • 29 Jan ‘Scanni’ – the new electro-acoustic collaboration from Scanner & Anni Hogan

    An exciting electro-acoustic collaboration, new album Scanni fuses the sensibilities of pianist/arranger Anni Hogan (Marc & The Mambas, Marc Almond) with the avant-garde noise production and curation of electronic musician/sampler Scanner, aided by a wealth of guest musicians/vocalists from the alternative music scene (Martin Bowes......

  • 18 Dec The Three Degrees new album ‘Strategy’ now represented by Cherry Red

    We’re proud to announce that the legendary soul trio The Three Degrees have chosen the Cherry Red group for their next album. Strategy (Our Tribute To Philadelphia) is a fitting homage to one of black music’s greatest cities, revisiting some of the classic songs which......

  • 11 Dec Eyes Of Blue titles now available for license!

    Welsh band Eyes Of Blue might not be a household name but they made two highly-regarded albums for Mercury Records in the late 1960s. The Crossroads Of Time (1968) and In Fields Of Ardath (1969) are both now available to licence from Cherry Red. Neither......

  • 30 Nov Paul Roland solo catalogue available for license through Cherry Red

    Singer-songwriter Paul Roland has been writing vaguely sinister, often psychedelic songs since the late 1970s, melding gothic Victorian imagery with dark lyrics and 60s-influenced music. His entire solo catalogue is now represented by Cherry Red, to sit alongside other artists touched by the hand of......

  • 16 Oct Mikhael Hers’ new film Ce Sentiment D’été soundtrack to feature Cherry Red represented artists!

    Due out in February 2016, Mikhael Hers’ new film Ce Sentiment D’été (That Summer Feeling) is a French independent drama set across three summers in Berlin, Paris and New York, in which a woman’s boyfriend and sister mourn her passing, driven by her memory. The......

  • 09 Oct The Raincoats to feature on Ernestine And Kit movie soundtrack

    A darkly comic fairytale about two elderly women who travel the countryside of rural Ireland, imagining the terrible, immoral lives people are living today. This is the synopsis for forthcoming film Ernestine And Kit, an absurd and macabre tale about how the petty-minded destroy themselves.......

  • 18 Sep Medicine Head featured on soundtrack to Vice Magazine film ‘The Redemption Of The Devil’

    The Redemption Of The Devil is Vice magazine’s warts-and-all, fly-on-the-wall rock doc about Jesse “The Devil” Hughes, close friend of fellow Eagles Of Death Metal bandmate  Josh Homme. The soundtrack includes the early 70s UK Top 30 hit ‘(And The) Pictures In The Sky’ by......

  • 11 Sep Cherry Red to represent Graham Bonnet’s solo & Alcatrazz material

    Graham Bonnet is a name forever synonymous with the classic rock band Rainbow. Cherry Red now play host to many of Graham’s 1970s and 1980s albums, both solo and with the band Alcatrazz, which are available for license. Track highlights include his performance of Bob......

  • 04 Sep Glenda Collins B-Side featured on Tony Burch Fashion Film…

    British starlet Glenda Collins made her name in the Sixties with a string of memorable 45s, many of them masterminded by maverick producer Joe Meek. Her 1965 B-side, ‘Been Invited To A Party’, was recently chosen for the soundtrack to an online film for US......

  • 28 Aug The Telescopes’ Creation Records catalogue now represented by Cherry Red

    Hailing from Burton-on-Trent, The Telescopes emerged in 1988 with a raucous, psychedelic sound which won much acclaim. Cherry Red now represents the band’s recordings for Creation Records 1990-1992. These include their Indie hits ‘Precious Little’, ‘Everso’, ‘Flying’ and ‘Celeste’, some of which were dreamier and......

  • 24 Aug Alien Sex Fiend’s ‘I Walk The Line’ featured on PUNK movie soundtrack

    First screened back in the spring, new film Punk is a tour-de-force through West Berlin’s zeitgeist of the 80’s – colourful and in black and white, romantic and shrill, loud and witty, paired with the era’s alternative musical heroes and laced with black humour. Alien......

  • 17 Aug Melanie catalogue available to license through Cherry Red

    Melanie made her name in the early 1970s with hits like ‘Brand New Hey’ and ‘Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)’. Between 1972 and 1975, Melanie made four albums for her own label Neighborhood (Stoneground Words, As I See It Now, Madrugada, Sunset And Other......

  • 04 Aug ‘The Truth’ hits and material now available for license via Cherry Red

    Arising from the ashes of cult R&B band Nine Below Zero, Mod/power pop band The Truth enjoyed a Top 30 hit back in 1983 with debut single ‘Confusion (Hits Us Everytime)’ as the media cited them as the next Jam. Follow-up ‘A Step In The......

  • 24 Jul Red Lorry Yellow Lorry featured on Halt And Catch Fire soundtrack

    Now into its second season, AMC’s cult US TV series Halt And Catch Fire is set within Texas’ answer to Silicon Valley back in the pioneering days of computer development in 1983. For episode 8 (aired 19 July in the States), the soundtrack included ‘Spinning......

  • 24 Jul The Moody Blues added to Cherry Red’s catalogue

    The Moody Blues’ mid-Sixties recordings have been out-of-print for over a decade now. Finally, their early hits – namely, ‘Go Now!’ (a UK No. 1 and US Top 10), ‘Everyday’, ‘From The Bottom Of My Heart’ and ‘I Don’t Want To Go On Without You’......

  • 23 Jul Cherry Red to Represent David Essex Titles

    Cherry Red is proud to announce the representation of several David Essex albums from the late 1970s and early 1980s (Hot Love, Imperial Wizard, Be-Bop The Future, Stage Struck, The Whisper, This One’s For You), alongside several hit singles such as ‘Oh What A Circus’ (No. 3, 1978) and ‘Me And My......

  • 22 Jul Jah Wobble and the 30 Hertz catalogue join Cherry Red!

    Cherry Red are delighted to announce the arrival of Jah Wobble‘s 30 Hertz label and catalogue. Since 1997, the charismatic, ex-PiL bassist has been carving a niche within dub/world music/jazz, amassing over 30 albums in less than two decades. A 6-CD career-spanning box set Redux......

  • 20 Jul Cherry Red’s MainMan Catalogue: Mick Ronson, Iggy & The Stooges, John Mellencamp & more…

    A quick reminder that Cherry Red represents the 1970s catalogue MainMan. Included are albums by David Bowie‘s guitarist Mick Ronson (including the cult classic ‘Only After Dark’), American rocker John Cougar Mellencamp and recordings by the legendary Iggy Pop & The Stooges and sultry singer......

  • 03 Jul Mojo covermount celebrates Sixties roots with Cherry Red artists

    The theme of the August edition of Mojo magazine is The Who and its cover mounted CD taps into their Sixties roots with “mardy Mod action” by 15 acts, the rights to most of which are controlled by Cherry Red. If you’re interested in hearing more by John’s......

  • 15 Jun Medium Medium featured in Norwegian indie film ‘Louder Than Bombs’

      Due to be released this autumn, Norwegian indie film Louder Than Bombs portrays a fractious family of a father and his two sons, who confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife/mother, a famed war photographer. Within the movie soundtrack is Medium......

  • 05 Jun Sean Tyla catalogue finds new home with Cherry Red

    Sean Tyla is one of rock’s true journeyman, treading the boards from the mid-70s Pub Rock heyday with Ducks Deluxe through the New Wave era with The Tyla Gang and onto a lengthy solo career . Cherry Red is the new home for Sean’s extensive catalogue of recordings across the years,......

  • 29 May Hot Milk: Cherry Red’s reggae label’s newest titles…

    Hot Milk is Cherry Red’s Reggae reissue label, devoted to unearthing the best in Jamaican dub, roots and rasta music from the 70s and 80s. We now represent many Reggae tracks by the likes of Linval Thompson, Barry Brown, Jah Thomas, Mr. Spaulding, Anthony Johnson,......

  • 29 May Tracey Thorn featured on Cannes art-house indie film ‘Noz Arcadies’

    Nos Arcadies is a forthcoming French art-house film by celebrated director Arnaud Desplechin. Just recently screened at Cannes, this independently-produced period drama is set in the present day but laced with the key character’s memories from the 80s and 90s. The soundtrack will include an......

  • 17 Apr Moody Blues’ ‘Go Now’ licensed for ’45 Years’ film soundtrack

    The Moody Blues’ No. 1 hit single from 1965, ‘Go Now!’, graces the soundtrack to British director Andrew Haigh’s poignant drama, 45 Years. Based on a short story by David...

  • 06 Mar Laurel Aitken’s ‘Judgement Day’ featured in hit US TV show ‘House Of Lies’

    Now onto its fourth season, hit US TV show House Of Lies  follows a group of management consultants who stop at nothing to get business deals done. First broadcast in February, Episode 5 included in its soundtrack ‘Judgement Day’ by 60s Ska star Laurel Aitken.......

  • 13 Feb Laurel Aitken featured on ITV’s hit drama ‘Call The Midwife’

    Call The Midwife is the BBC’s hit TV drama series about a group of nurses working in East London in the late 1950s. The latest episode included ‘Nebuchnezer’, a period Ska track by a pioneer of Jamaican music, Laurel Aitken. You can listen to it......

  • 06 Feb Cherry Red are on Another Planet

    We’re proud to welcome Another Planet Music‘s multi-faceted catalogue to Cherry Red. The rights arm of RPM Records, APM has amassed an impressive range of copyrights, drawn from cult genres of the 60s and 70s, including name artists such as Dave Edmunds (pictured), Glenda Collins......

  • 07 Nov F.J. McMahon’s ‘The Learned Man’ featured in hit US TV series Parenthood.

    Ron Howard’s hit US TV series Parenthood is now into its sixth and final season. The soundtrack for last night’s episode broadcast in the States included ‘The Learned Man’, an obscure but magical folk song from 1969 by F.J. McMahon from his cult album Spirit......

  • 24 Oct Inspiral Carpets ‘Spitfire’ Single Featured On ‘Made In Chelsea’

    The Inspiral Carpets’ single ‘Spitfire‘ appeared on a recent episode of the hit Channel 4 TV show Made In Chelsea. If you’d like to hear more of Cherry Red’s contemporary catalogue, do drop us a line! Click here to read more about the music in......

  • 17 Oct Cherry Red acquire Graduate Records material

    Alongside The Maisonettes’ early 80s smash hit ‘Heartache Avenue’, Cherry Red now also represent other nuggets from Midlands indie label Graduate, including Mod Revival tracks by The Circles and The Sussed, post-punk (The Last gang) and Synth-Pop (Whizz For Atoms)....

  • 10 Oct Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson to Feature on New Nick Broomfield Documentary

    Back in the 1970s, Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson was a master at blending jazz, funk and disco with one eye on the dancefloor. Taken from his smash album Ain’t That A Bitch (1976), ‘I Want To Ta-Ta You Baby’ will grace the soundtrack for Nick Broomfield’s new......

  • 03 Oct Return of The Manticore

    Manticore Records was set up in the early 1970s by progressive rock kings Emerson, Lake And Palmer as an outlet for other artists of a similar musical hue. Cherry Red are proud to continue their representation of this mighty catalogue, with albums by the likes......

  • 26 Sep Millions Like Us: The Story Of The Mod Revival 1977-1989

    Back in 1979, a clutch of British bands harked back to the 60s Mod look for inspiration, creating a brand of power pop which was half punk/new wave, half Who and Small Faces. Still going strong to this day, the Mod Revival is celebrated on a new 4-CD box set,......

  • 19 Sep Cherry Red Acquires Mike Cotton Recordings

    Back in 1964, jazzer Mike Cotton and his band cut one of the legendary Mod albums of the period, which has never been reissued. Rooted in the same fusion of R&B and jazz popularised by Georgie Fame, and driven by Hammond organ, the Mike Cotton......

  • 22 Aug New catalogue agreements with Anthony Phillips (Genesis) & Sky

    Cherry Red has signed worldwide catalogue deals with ex-Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips, covering 20 solo albums, and English/Australian instrumental group Sky for their entire back catalogue, including some previously unreleased material. On his new deal, Anthony Phillips comments: “’I’m delighted to be working with Mark......

  • 15 Aug The Drones ‘Just Want To Be Myself’ for New US TV Show ‘Red Band Society’

    The Drones ‘Just Want To Be Myself’ is to feature in the first episode of new US TV show “Red Band Society” which will air on Fox on September 17th. Watch the trailer for the show here....

  • 15 Aug English Dogs for Nike / Thrasher Magazine Skate Film

    English Dogs “Survival Of The Fittest” was recently selected to provide the soundtrack for an online skating documentary film by Nike for Thrasher Magazine, featuring skater Ben Raybourn. Check it out here!...

  • 22 Jul Rick Wakeman

    In progressive rock circles, keyboard maestro Rick Wakeman is a legend. From his days with Yes and a string of hit concept albums to performing on ice, Rick has amassed a huge back catalogue of music which spans many eras and genres. Cherry Red are......

  • 22 Jul NME C86

    Cherry Red’s new 3-CD edition of C86, the NME‘s classic cassette compilation of indie guitar music from 1986, has been troubling the Indie & Alternative charts this week and attracting rave reviews such as ‘Best New Reissue’ on Pitchfork. Many of the key moments on......

  • 08 Jul The Meteors ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ licensed for US TV series Grimm

    We are delighted to have recently licensed ‘Little Red Riding Hood‘ by psychobilly giants The Meteors for the soundtrack to US TV series ‘Grimm‘. Check out the track here....

  • 08 Jul Mineral ‘Serial Monkey’ licensed for US TV series Hemlock Grove

    Cherry Red are delighted to have recently licensed Mineral ‘Serial Monkey‘ for the soundtrack of US TV series Hemlock Grove. The track is from Mineral’s debut album ‘Plastic Ekphrastic‘, released by 359 Music in October 2013. Check out the official music video here....

  • 08 Jul Hot Milk imprint acquires Linval Thompson, Ranking Dread & more

    Hot Milk is a relatively new imprint within Cherry Red, dedicated to Jamaican Reggae and Dub music from the 70s and 80s. Several Hot Milk releases are available for license, from Boss Man’s Dub by Linval Thompson to Girl’s Fiesta by Ranking Dread, Barry Brown’s......

  • 08 Jul Driver 67 ‘Car 67’ added to Cherry Red’s licensing catalogue

    The novelty hit occupies a special place in the hearts of many pop fans, which explains why we’re so proud to announce the representation of ‘Car 67‘ by Driver 67, a No. 7 UK hit back in 1978. Behind its quirky cabbie chat, it was......

  • 08 Jul Blancmange: Electro pop duo re-work classic debut album

    Back in the early 80s, the thinking person’s favourite electronic pop duo was Blancmange. Three decades on, Neil Arthur & Co. have re-imagined their debut album as Happy Families Too, which includes a tremendous reworking of their smash hit ‘Living On The Ceiling‘ as well......

  • 08 Jul Cherry Red acquire Northside back catalogue

    Hailing from Manchester, Northside were part the so-called ‘Baggy’ explosion of dance-tinged Indie bands around 1989/1990, spearheaded by the Stone Roses, the Happy Mondays and the Inspiral Carpets. Northside signed to the city’s most famous label, Factory, and enjoyed UK hits with ‘Shall We Take......