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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 created around Deep Purple).

Meanwhile, all of the band’s recordings for Purple appear on a new 2-CD anthology, issued through Cherry Red next Friday 21st July.

Click here to download Cherry Red’s Licensing Catalogue

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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 before Noel re-joined Jimi’s group.

All their recordings are available for licence.

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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 various prog and jazz alumni (Bill BrufordPatrick MorazMel Collins), the LP reached No. 25 in the UK charts and No. 69 in the US. It has never been reissued on vinyl.

Click here to download Cherry Red’s Licensing Catalogue

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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 forthcoming indie film, Leviathan, a ten-part film cycle to be shown in art galleries, conceived and directed by Shezad Dawood that will unfold over the next three years.

Click here to download Cherry Red’s Licensing Catalogue

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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! catalogue is now available for licence, featuring a who’s who of Punk names such as Cock Sparrer, U.K. Subs, Angelic Upstarts, Major Accident, Chelsea, The Business and Vice Squad.

Please drop us a line if you’re interested to know more…

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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 language drama, Gutland, currently in production with Luxembourg-based company Les Film Fauves and described – somewhat enigmatically – as “a surreal village noir”.

Due for release later this year.

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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 The Beatles later recorded as ‘Two Of Us’ – but it was unreleased. Until now! Perfect for any unusual Beatles cover-related needs.

Click here to download Cherry Red’s Licensing Catalogue

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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 The Sun Hits’ in a forthcoming snowboarding film entitled, appropriately enough, Snowboarder.

Click here to download Cherry Red’s new Licensing Catalogue

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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 and a live double LP between 1974 and 1978: Axe Victim, Futurama, Sunburst Finish, Modern Music, Live! In The Air Age and Drastic Plastic, most of which troubled the UK Top 30.

Be Bop Deluxe also scored a pop hit with ‘Ships In The Night’ (No. 23, 1976).

Drop us a line if you’re interested in licensing their recordings.

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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 Conditioning, Second Album, Phantasmagoria and Air Cut. The rights to Curved Air‘s classic early catalogue now reside with Cherry Red.

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