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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 force she believes is haunting her.

 

The soundtrack includes ‘Toyland’, a British psychedelic pop track from 1968 by The Alan Bown, and sung by Jess Roden, which is represented by Cherry Red.

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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 for Vice TV’s new ‘British Masterpieces’ documentary about Tracey Thorn. Drop us a line if you’d like to hear more.

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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 now proud to represent seminal 45s by The Valves, Zones, P.V.C. 2 (pictured, Midge Ure‘s band Slik in disguise), The Questions, Nightshift, London Zoo and The Cheetahs.

After four decades, these recordings are finally available for licence.

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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 movie will feature an early 80s synth pop nugget, ‘Science Fiction’ by Alan Burnham, which was originally issued on Cherry Red.

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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 Band and several rare Synth Pop 45s. More recently, their Public Domain label has played host to several new albums by post-punk legends Alternative TV, among others. Cherry Red now represent the Lost Moment/Public Domain catalogue, which also includes early recordings by ex-members of the Small Faces as Quiet Melon.

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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 all of Blitz’s catalogue. Drop us a line if you’re curious.

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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 You Love’ by The Popguns, Cicero‘s hit ‘Love Is Everywhere’, The Brilliant Corners‘Love It I Lost It’ by and ‘Until You Find Out’ by Neds Atomic Dustbin.

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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 show Dead Set On Life.

Link has also covered ‘Born To Be Wild’, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ and ‘Batman’, as well as reinterpreting his late 50s classic ‘Rumble’.

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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 grace the soundtrack to a forthcoming US independent film Benjamin, a comedy based around a family who intervene when their son who is taking drugs, only to reveal problems of their own.

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