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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...

Killer On The Loose!

Formed in 1980, Killer were a highly rated Heavy Metal band from Antwerp, Belgium.   Cherry Red represent much of Killer's back catalogue, including early albums such as Ready For Hell (1981), Wall Of Sound (1982), Shock Waves (1984) and Fatal Attraction (1990).   Eight Killer albums have been reissued on CD across two box sets on our HNE label but drop...

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...

Irish Emerald

We're proud to announce that Cherry Red Records are now the custodians of the legendary Emerald Music, which has specialized in Irish, Scottish and Celtic music for over half a century.   From Irish show bands to Scottish pipe outfits, country singers to accordion music, folk artists...

The Men From Baltimore

Formed in 1968 in Brooklyn, New York, Sir Lord Baltimore were a hard rock band, led by songwriter Mike Appel, who recorded two acclaimed albums for Mercury Records - namely, Kingdom Come (1970) and Sir Lord Baltimore  (1971).   A review of their debut in Creem magazine was notable for its early use of the term "heavy metal".   Cherry Red...

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...

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...