Cherry Red Licensing

Don’t Sound Like No Sonet?

Sonet was a famous Scandinavian label founded in 1957 in Denmark - but in 1970, they launched a UK office, which originated their own productions.   Cherry Red now represent rights to much of Sonet's UK output by acts such as Brett Marvin & The Thunderbolts (see above), US...

1979: Red Noise Revolt!

After the demise of 70s art rock legends Be Bop Deluxe, their front man quickly re-emerged with a new incarnation, Bill Nelson's Red Noise, in 1979.   This highly promising band were only ever granted one album, Sound On Sound, for Harvest Records before Nelson called it a day and concentrated...

Edgar Jones And The Stairs

Ever since emerging with his unashamedly retro combo The Stairs in 1991, Edgar Jones (alias Edgar Summertyme) has carved a splendid niche in exhuming the spirit of mid-60s US garage rock and British R&B.   The Liverpudlian singer, songwriter and bassist has now brought his extensive catalogue of over a dozen albums to Cherry Red, from...

Drink The Elixir

Formed in the mid-1980s, London band Elixir were part of the boom in British Heavy Metal (nicknamed NWOBHM), driven in part by the success of Iron Maiden and Def Leppard.   Cherry Red now represent the rights to several albums by Elixir, namely Lethal Potion (1990), Sovereign Remedy(2004) and Live (2005). Drop us a line...

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...

Mighty Baby In Action!

Created in 1969 out of the ashes of Mod favourites The Action, Mighty Baby embraced the "playing" style of West Coast psychedelic bands like The Grateful Dead, alongside a fascination with Sufism.   The result was a unique fusion of psychedelia, blues, world music and other styles.   Cherry Red now represent their cult 1971 album A Jug Of...

Trapeze With Ease!

Formed in 1969, Trapeze were part of an explosion in British heavy rock music. The band were fronted by the soulful tones of Glenn Hughes and signed to Moody Blues' label Threshold in 1970.   Three albums followed, Trapeze,Medusa and You Are The Music ...

Cherry Red Get Brett

Having cut his teeth in the Sixties with psychedelic bands Tintern Abbey and Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, Paul Brett fronted his own band (Paul Brett's Sage) before going solo in 1973 to develop is considerable skills on guitar.   Cherry Red now present some twenty albums by a maestro...

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). ...