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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 March, Pink

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 and online

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

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 True.   Based on

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 What It Takes' (an early

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 Cherry Red.

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 Kim's RAK recordings (i.e. her first

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

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