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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 in TV...

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 Magellan') is...

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 instrumental B-side...

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 an obscure...

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 one such clip is...

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 of Nirvana.   The...

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.   The track originally appeared...

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 pop by Blancmange,...

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 (originally issued on RAK). ...

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.    It's been created by Sue...