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Rebel Alliance

The fusion of punk and reggae became a blueprint for bands seeking to break free from the constraints of genre. Our new 3-CD set, Roots Rock Rebels - When Punk Met Reggae 1975-1982 explores that period when reggae artists inspired many aspirant punk and new

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

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,

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

Punk´s All The Rage

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

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 driving

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 entitled 'F***

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 main driving

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 them

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 albums Joker In