New Catalogue & Recent Licences

  • 05 Mar Planet Dog

    Mostly active between 1993 to 1998, Planet Dog is an independent label based in London, representing ambient, techno, breakbeat, psych and trance music. The company was headed up by Michael Dog, who ran the Club Dog event and the touring Megadog parties, created as a promotional vehicle......

  • 26 Feb A League Of Their Own

    English punk rockers Anti-Nowhere League have been a force on the punk circuit since the late ‘70s. They reached No 1 in the Independent Charts with their debut album We Are…The League from 1982, and their aggressive cover of Ralph McTell’s ‘Streets Of London’ spent five weeks in the listings. But......

  • 26 Feb Hello New York!

    If there’s a word to describe 1970’s UK rock band Hello, it’s glam. If there’s a word to describe American luxury fashion label Kate Spade New York, it’s glam. They might be opposite ends of each other’s spectrum but put them together and you get a......

  • 26 Feb The Language Of Be Bop

    Pioneering musician Bill Nelson, known as one of the most underrated guitarists of the 1970s and frontman of the inimitable art-rock band Be-Bop Deluxe, has enjoyed a long and varied career. Arguably, his final album with Be-Bop Deluxe proved his most visionary. Released in 1978, Drastic Plastic arrived on......

  • 19 Feb Gong But Not Forgotten

    Gong were an Anglo-French progressive rock band who incorporated elements of jazz and space rock into their music. Formed in Paris in 1967 by Daevid Allen and Gylli Smyth, the collective has featured musicians such as Steve Hillage, Bill Laswell, Theo Travis and Hawkwind’s Tim......

  • 19 Feb Local Heroes Out Of The Shadows

    On the face of it, Barry Gibson’s Local Heroes were a tribute act, but how many such tribute acts feature actual members of the band they’re covering? Local Heroes are just that; a Shadows homage that boasted former members such as bassist Jet Harris, drummer......

  • 12 Feb GTR On Guitar

    British supergroup GTR was the brainchild of Yes and Asia guitarist Steve Howe and Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. Though both are known for their progressive rock leanings, the one GTR album (self-titled) released in 1986 appealed to lovers of AOR. A short-lived affair, the band only lasted two years but the LP’s......

  • 12 Feb Action, Time… Voyage!

    Mark Perry’s Alternative TV were pioneers of punk and Cherry Red are proud representatives for all of ATV’s Deptford Fun City recordings from 1977 to 1979. Although early singles ‘How Much Longer’ and Love Lies Limp’ have endured, their calling card is arguably their 1978 single ‘Action Time......

  • 05 Feb Boys Will Be Boys

    The Boys are an English punk rock/power pop band formed in London in 1976. Forming from the ashes of London SS and The Hollywood Brats, they released two albums before signing to Safari for 1979s’ To Hell With The Boys, 1981’s Boys Only and a Christmas album as their alter egos The......

  • 05 Feb Keep It In The Family

    Cherry Red have acquired much of the back catalogue from progressive rock band Family and their ex-frontman Roger Chapman. Family scored UK hit singles with ‘No Mules Fool’ (1969), ‘Strange Band’ (1970) and ‘In My Own Time’ (1971) and success with albums such as A Song For Me (1970), Anyway (1970), Fearless (1971) and Bandstand (1972). Many of Family’s albums are regarded as......

  • 29 Jan A Time For Conflict

    Led by the one and only Colin Jerwood, South London anarcho-punks Conflict reached the peak of the indie charts with the 1983 album It’s Time To See Who’s Who and scored a flurry of indie chart singles through the 1980s, including ‘The Serenade Is Dead’ (No 5) and ‘This Is......

  • 25 Jan Dissonance

    Cherry Red are now the custodians of rock and metal label Dissonance, which is devoted to the more extreme side of music. The catalogue runs to around 130 releases. Notable albums include At The Gates’ Gardens Of Grief, Holy Terror’s Terror & Submission and Ascension Of The Watchers’ Apocrypha. Notable other bands......

  • 08 Jan Running Riot in 21

    Founded in the early 70s, veteran London band Cock Sparrer are now one of the biggest bands on the punk scene, headlining the likes of Rebellion festival and attracting a whole new audience. These leading voices in the Oi scene often penned lyrics which dealt with topics......

  • 08 Jan Rainey Day Parade

    Maxayn were an early 70s funk/soul band fronted by the charismatic vocalist Maxayn Lewis – imagine early Rufus crossed with Funkadelic. Between 1972 and 1974, they made three much-admired albums for Capricorn. Recently, Maxayn lent her powerful vocals to the critically acclaimed Netflix film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, a......

  • 21 Dec Feeling Felt

    Fronted by the enigmatic, mononymous Lawrence, indie-pop band Felt remain one of the most enduring cult acts. Active between 1980-1989, the band made ten albums and ten singles for the Cherry Red and Creation labels. Other key members included Martin Duffy (later with Primal Scream), Phil King (who went onto Lush and The......

  • 11 Dec Steve Thompson

    Hailing from Teeside, all-rounder Steve Thompson has written songs for the likes of Celine Dion and The Hollies. We’re proud to bring Steve’s collection of recordings to Cherry Red. Alongside his own works are tracks by cult glam act Bullfrog, future Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor, pre-Curve singer Toni Halliday,......

  • 11 Dec The Boys Are Kids In America

    The Boys is an American superhero streaming television series developed for Amazon Prime Video. Based on the comic book of the same name, it follows a team of vigilantes as they combat superpowered individuals who abuse their abilities and is as entertaining as it is gruesome.......

  • 04 Dec Have Mersey On Us!

    If you like your thrillers gritty, you’ll welcome the return of gruff antihero Tim Roth in Sky Atlantic’s Tin Star. We for one are grateful the show moved from its original setting in the rocky vistas of a Canadian town and over to the UK –......

  • 27 Nov UK Records: A Great British Label

    UK Records was a music label launched in 1972 as an outlet for pop star/Svengali Jonathan King. First run by John Peel’s Dandelion Records chief Clive Selwood (amongst others), the label scored chart hits for the likes of Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs (fronted by Jona Lewie) and 10cc. UK also......

  • 27 Nov Crock of Gold! A King Horror Show!

    Julien Temple’s new film about the life and times of The Pogues’ enigmatic frontman Shane MacGowan was released on 20 November. Co-produced with Johnny Depp, the film combines new interviews with unseen archive footage and maps MacGowan’s childhood in Ireland through to his years on......

  • 20 Nov Holy Smokes

    Helvete: The History Of Norwegian Black Metal is a documentary series about the country’s black metal scene, dating from the early eighties through to its most controversial heyday in the 90s. Instead of dwelling on the more storied murder, suicide and church burnings, this four-parter focuses......

  • 13 Nov Spri-ghtly Does It

    Spriguns of Tolgus were a British folk rock group formed in 1972 by Mike and Mandy Morton. Having circulated a cassette album Rowdy Dowdy Day, they signed with Decca and released two albums. They were much hyped within the folk scene (prompting comparisons with Steeleye Span, whose......

  • 30 Oct Small Wonder

    Small Wonder Records Cherry Red are now the proud owners of the Small Wonder Records catalogue. Small Wonder was an independent British label founded in the 1980s, and specialising in Punk and Post-Punk.  Amongst the catalogue are albums from Punk-Poet Patrik Fitzgerald and The Cravats,......

  • 30 Oct Unicorn – Ooh Mother

    David Gilmour produced country folk band Unicorn have had their 1974 song Ooh Mother used in the third season of the hit Netflix show Good Girls, which has just been renewed for a fourth series. The acoustic led, American west coast influenced song is the......

  • 23 Oct Keep On Truckin’

    Cherry Red have recently acquired the rights to a raft of British rock recordings from the golden era of the mid-Seventies. These include the eponymous 1975 album (pictured) by commune dwellers Global Village Trucking Company; the extremely scarce, privately-pressed Thank You & Goodnight LP (1976)......

  • 23 Oct Summer Into Fall

    The Fall – Can Can Summer Mark E. Smith’s group were called many things over their forty years in the business, but “polished” and “funky” were not ordinarily the words. This is why Can Can Summer from their 2008 studio album Imperial Wax Solvent is such an astonishing track......

  • 09 Oct Feasting With Marc

    Cherry Red continue to represent the license on a host of Marc Almond‘s studio albums, including Open All Night, Stranger Things, Variete, Feasting With Panthers, Ten Plagues, The Dancing Marquis and Velvet Trail.  We also now control a sizeable raft of his self-owned repertoire, much of it previously restricted to fan......

  • 09 Oct Fresh Fruit For Chemical Warfare

    First released 40 years ago, Dead Kennedys’ debut album ‘Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables’ is being remixed from the original multi-track tapes, with help from renowned mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge. Bassist Klaus Flouride and guitarist East Bay Ray were heavily involved in creating a mix which adds depth without losing any of......

  • 05 Oct D-I-Y Colour Discs

    The indie label boom following punk in the late 70s led to an explosion of D-I-Y imprints, often based in bedrooms, issuing limited edition cassettes (cheaper than records!), sold at gigs and by mail-order. One of the most prolific such operations was Color Discs, an alias for Gary Ramon, which......

  • 02 Oct Heeps Of Ken Hensley

    Having made his name with prog rock legends Uriah Heep in the early 1970s, singer / songwriter / guitarist Ken Hensley branched out as a solo artist as early as 1973. Since then, he’s never stopped recording and touring, notching up a huge list of albums which continues to......

  • 28 Sep Byzantine Rock

    Formed during the Progressive Rock boom at the dawn of the 1970s, London-based band Byzantium made two now collectable albums for A&M – Byzantium and Seasons Changing – which were followed by a self-released effort, Live & Studio. Founder member Jamie Rubenstein had previously been in Ora, who made an obscure eponymous LP for the independent Tangerine......

  • 18 Sep 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......

  • 11 Sep A Huge Folk Heritage!

    From the late 1960s to the 1980s, Alan Green was a one-man cottage industry, recording and releasing over 200 folk and country albums, based largely around local acts playing in Wales and the North West of England. Alan ran several labels, including Folk Heritage, Midas and Westwood. As the records were pressed......

  • 21 Aug 1995: J.P. Sunshine

    We recently acquired a batch of obscure psychedelic albums involving DIY maestro Rod Goodway.   Down the years, Rod made numerous albums, which only received limited release on cassette or privately-pressed vinyl.   We’re now home to such hidden gems by J.P.Sunshine (issued 25 years ago but......

  • 07 Aug Undead Post-Punk

    Formed in South London in the late 70s, The Disco Zombies were typical of the “DIY” bands championed by DJ John Peel. Across 1978/79, they self-released three EPs, ‘Drums Over London’, The Invisible E.P. and ‘Here Come The Buts’, as well as another EP as Fifty Fantastics, on their......

  • 31 Jul Black Star Riders’ Finest Hour

    Fronted by Northern Irish rocker Ricky Warwick, alongside ex-members of Thin Lizzy (including guitarist Scott Gorham), Black Star Riders have made a mark on the classic rock world of the past decade with a string of albums on Nuclear Blast. We now represent some of the band’s key tracks......

  • 24 Jul 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......

  • 11 Jul 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......

  • 11 Jul 1970: Take Your Medicine Head

    Five decades ago,  Radio 1 DJ John Peel launched his own record label, Dandelion. And one of their strongest signings were blues/roots band Medicine Head, who tasted chart success with hits like ‘(And The) Pictures In The Sky’.   In addition to their debut album......

  • 26 Jun 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......

  • 26 Jun Rock ‘N’ Roll Fumble

    One of Britain’s finest rock’n’roll revival bands, Fumble toured with David Bowie, Chuck Berry and Bill Haley and played thousands of gigs across the UK and Europe between the late 60s and early 80s.   Cherry Red now control the rights to Fumble‘s under-utilised back catalogue of recordings, consisting of four albums (Fumble [pictured], Poetry In Lotion, Rumble......

  • 19 Jun Jason Crest

    Cherry Red now represent the rights for the recordings of psychedelic pop band Jason Crest, who hailed from Tonbridge, Kent. Between 1967 and 1969, they issued five singles, which have been frequently compiled since then.   Key tracks include ‘Black Mass’, ‘Turquoise Tandem Cycle’, ‘Place In The Sun’ and a cover......

  • 14 Jun Bon Scott’s Fraternity

    Immortalised as one of rock’s greatest front men at the helm of AC/DC, Bon Scott had previously served time with two other Australian rock bands.   Cherry Red already represent the rights to most of his work with late 60s pop/psychedelic group The Valentines. But now we’re proud to......

  • 05 Jun Psychedelic Apples

    If you say Apple, in relation to late 60s music, most people think of The Beatles. However, Apple was also the name taken by a Welsh psychedelic band.   Founded in 1968, they were signed by Larry Page to his Page One label and made two singles and a hugely collectable album in......

  • 29 May Matt Deighton

    Having served time with C86 indie band The Wolfhounds before more famously fronting early 90s Acid Jazz hipsters Mother Earth, singer and guitarist Matt Deighton went solo, as well as playing with the likes of Paul Weller, Beverley Martyn, Chris Difford and Steve Nieve.   We now represent five of......

  • 22 May Matchbox On Fire!

    Matchbox were at the vanguard of a burgeoning rockabilly / rock’n’roll revival in Britain across the 1970s.   This culminated in a purple patch, when the band enjoyed various chart hits. Immediately prior to this, in 1978, they issued an acclaimed album Settin’ The Woods On Fire on Chiswick Records.  ......

  • 15 May Mercurial Revolutions

    Since their emergence in the early 1990s, Mercury Rev have remained at the vanguard of American alternative music.   Cherry Red already represent their landmark album from 2001, All Is Dream. Now we’re delighted to announced we can also offer their later records, The Secret Migration (2005), the Hello Blackbird soundtrack (2006)......

  • 07 May FANCY That…

    Initially formed as a studio outfit by seasoned producer Mike Hurst, Fancy scored with their very first single, a Glam Rock cover of The Troggs’ ‘Wild Thing’, which reached No. 14 in the US charts in 1974.   This prompted the formation of a proper band, which duly recorded two......

  • 24 Apr Square and Birds Nest

    We’re proud to announce the acquisition of two fascinating, ‘sister’ labels from the 1970s.   Square Records was responsible for albums by Dear Mr. Time (the collectable Grandfather, pictured, from 1970) and Crispian St. Peters, as well as various singles by the likes of Mataya Clifford, Julie Bergen and Stephen Arlen.   Meanwhile, the......

  • 17 Apr 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......

  • 27 Mar 1980: Listening To The Higsons

    Formed in 1980 by students at the University Of East Anglia, The Higsons put Norwich on the musical map of the early 1980s with a string of indie hits fusing post-punk energy and funk rhythms.   Cherry Red now represent the majority of their recordings from 1981-85, including the indie hit......

  • 27 Mar Psychedelic Prunes

    Los Angeles band The Electric Prunes were immortalised by their 1966 hit ‘I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night’, one of the earliest breakthroughs for psychedelic rock.   We’re proud to represent some of the band’s recordings, including the live album Stockholm ’67 and the 2001 reunion LP Artifact. Drop us a......

  • 20 Mar Bring On The Broughtons!

    We’re proud to announce the acquisition of four albums by legendary progressive rock act The Edgar Broughton Band: Bandages (1975), Parlez-Vous English? (1979), Live Hits Harder! (1979) and Superchip (1982).   In related news, Cherry Red also represent the rights to five albums by occasional Broughton Creepy John Thomas, who made two collectable prog LPs in 1969/70, Creepy......

  • 06 Mar Them Psychedelic Gypsies

    After Van Morrison disbanded what were indisputably Northern Ireland‘s finest R&B band, Them, in 1966, some members re-emerged with a new band, The Belfast Gypsies.   Playing a tougher, more psychedelic style of R&B (now often labelled freakbeat), they made just one album, entitled Them Belfast Gypsies (issued on Sonet) in 1967 before dissolving. Cherry Red now represent......

  • 21 Feb Rupert Hine Is Thinking….

    In the mid-1980s, renowned producer Rupert Hine created synth pop solo project Thinkman presented as a group, with actors hired for live / TV appearances (including Julian Clary as keyboardist Leo Hurll!).   Fighting Apathy With Shock is the title of a new compilation of Thinkman‘s recordings, which are now available for licence....

  • 14 Feb 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......

  • 07 Feb 1980: Do It With Mataya Clifford

    Born in Zimbabwe, Mataya Clifford Chewaluza moved to London in 1967 and recorded for a variety of labels before ending up at North London-based Do It Records in 1980.   Clifford’s sole single for Do It, ‘Living Wild’, was an infectious fusion of NYC-styled No Wave, funk, disco and post-punk, with......

  • 07 Feb 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......

  • 31 Jan Back To Girlschool

    One of the few all-female bands to emerge from the so-called New Wave Of British Heavy Metal in the late 1970s, Girlschool made the musical headlines when they collaborated with Motörhead on their St. Valentine’s Day Massacre EP in 1981.   Cherry Red now represent four of the band’s later albums: Girlschool (1992), 21st......

  • 28 Jan Billion Dollar Bruce!

    Founder member of the original Alice Cooper, guitarist and musical all-rounder Michael Bruce eventually left the band in 1974 to pursue a solo career, alongside a new Alice Cooper spin-off band Billion Dollar Babies.   Cherry Red now represent much of Michael’s back catalogue, from solo LPs In My Own......

  • 17 Jan Cherry Red On Safari

    Formed early in 1977 by ex-Deep Purple-related industry veterans Tony Edwards, Andreas Budde and John Craig, Safari Records enjoyed huge success with Toyah and other artists during its near-ten year existence between 1977 and 1985.   Other artists included pioneering New York punk band Wayne County & The Electric Chairs,......

  • 10 Jan 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......

  • 13 Dec Spirit Of The 70s

    UK Progressive Rock from the early 1970s is a big part of Cherry Red’s world and we’re pleased to be acquiring new rights from that golden era.   If you’re interested in albums by pre-Alex Harvey band Tear Gas (pictured), Brian Davison’s Every Which Way, Day Of Phoenix, Irish band Light, Samurai, Paul Brett, Bond......

  • 06 Dec 1979: Philip Rambow

    Having made his name with pub rockers The Winkies (who backed Brian Eno), Canadian singer-songwriter Philip Rambow embarked on a solo career with two albums for EMI, starting with 1979’s acclaimed Shooting Gallery.   Cherry Red now represent Philip’s back catalogue, including later albums Jungle Law (1981) and his “comeback” record Whatever Happened To......

  • 06 Dec Spirit Of The 70s

    Cherry Red are now the proud custodians of some key back catalogue by legendary West Coast psychedelic band Spirit.   Although not released until 1981, The Adventures of Kaptain Kopter & Commander Cassidy in Potato Land was actually recorded in the early 1970s by key Spirit members Randy California and Ed Cassidy.    Long......

  • 22 Nov 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......

  • 15 Nov 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......

  • 15 Nov 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......

  • 08 Nov 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,......

  • 25 Oct 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......

  • 15 Oct 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......

  • 20 Sep 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......

  • 06 Sep 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......

  • 27 Aug 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......

  • 09 Aug 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......

  • 19 Jul 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......

  • 19 Jul 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......

  • 12 Jul 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......

  • 05 Jul 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.  ......

  • 28 Jun 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......

  • 21 Jun 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 …We’re Just The Band.   In due course, the band......

  • 14 Jun 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......

  • 07 Jun 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......

  • 03 Jun 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......

  • 24 May The June Brides’ Nest

    The June Brides were a quietly influential mid-80s Indie band who pre-empted the whole C86 movement with a string of memorable records.   Their 1985 Indie hit ‘No Place Called Home’ (issued on Marc Riley‘s In Tape label) can be heard in TV series The Nest, a new UK drama described as “thrilling and provocative” by theBBC.   ......

  • 10 May The Snake Corps feature in new documentary by clothing/shoes brand Van’s

    Evolving out of post-punk band Sad Lovers And Giants, The Snake Corps forged their own hard-edged alternative rock sound across the late 1980s and early 1990s.   Taken from their Midnight Music album Smother Earth, ‘Everything Turns Blue’ is being used for a campaign by......

  • 07 May Society’s Supreme – Riot Squad’s punk classic stars in fashion brand’s Instagram campaign

    One of the many classic early 80s Punk tracks in Cherry Red’s vaults is ‘Society’s Fodder’ by Mansfield band Riot Squad.   The recording has now been licensed by fashion brand Supreme for an Instagram campaign – a far cry from its original airing on a......

  • 12 Apr Andy Pawlak’s Secrets

    Tyneside singer-songwriter Andy Pawlak‘s debut album, Shoebox Full Of Secrets, was a critic’s favourite back in 1989.  But despite acclaim and airplay for singles ‘Mermaids’, ‘Secrets’ and ‘Mother’s Day’, it failed to cross over.   Since then, it’s become a cult classic and Cherry Red are proud to......

  • 29 Mar Let’s Sing Kim!

    Kim Wilde‘s classic 1981 hit ‘Kids In America’ features in the latest edition of Koch Media’s app-based singing game Let’s Sing, which mixes cutting edge contemporary pop with classics from yesteryear.   There are four game modes, depending on your taste: “classic”, “mixtape”, “feat.” and......

  • 22 Mar No Strangers to Folk Rock

    Released on the Grapefruit label on 29 March, Strangers In The Room is a new 3-CD box set devoted to the UK Folk-Rock boom of the late 60s and early 70s. Cherry Red control the rights to many of tracks, from acts on John Peel‘s......

  • 15 Mar Live Rocks!

    Cherry Red have recently acquired the rights to a juggernaut full of rare live Rock recordings from the past. Part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, Jet Records’ band Girl were clearly influenced by Glam Rock with their blonde image – we now......

  • 08 Mar Zior & Monument

    Cherry Red are now the proud representatives of three legendary rarities from the early 70s Progressive Rock boom.   Originally issued on the Nepentha label in 1971, Zior‘s sole eponymous LP hinged around the talents of multi-instrumentalist Keith Bonsor, with productions duties from Peter Lee......

  • 01 Mar Metal Spider

    Formed in Liverpool in the mid-1970s, Spider were a popular heavy rock band who recorded three albums across the early 80s, which sat midway musically between the boogie twelve-bar blues of Status Quo and the histrionic power of the new wave of British heavy metal......

  • 15 Feb Spencer Davis’ Souvenir

    The Souvenir is a new Anglo-American drama film starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Burke and Honor Swinton Byrne, which was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 27 January.   The plot concerns a shy film student finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent......

  • 11 Feb When Howard Met Sally: Howard Jones features on soundtrack of Sky TV’s ‘Sally4Ever’

    Sally4Ever is the name of Sky TV‘s edgy new comedy series from award-winner Julia Davis.   For ten years, Sally has lived a comfortable suburban life with David. But on the day he asks Sally to marry him, she embarks on a wild affair with......

  • 01 Feb Burning Men: New ‘rock and roll’ movie to feature ‘Tyger Tyger’ by Jah Wobble

    Also hitting the screens in March is a new independent british film, Burning Men, described as “a unique English rock and roll road movie” from director Jeremy Wooding.   The movie stars Edward Hayter, Aki Omoshaybi and Elinor Crawley and boasts an impressive soundtrack including the......

  • 25 Jan Kim Wilde’s ‘Cambodia’ in soundtrack of new Studio Canal French series ‘Vernon Subutex’

    Vernon Subutex is the title of a best-selling French novel, which has now been adapted by Studio Canal for a nine-episode French TV series.   It follows the journey of a formerly sought-after bachelor who ran a popular music shop in Paris in his heyday but......

  • 30 Nov Pass The Fast Buck

    Fast Buck were a quintessential British mid-70s rock band, rooted in the same twelve-bar (room) riffs as early AC/DC and Bad Company.   Centered around the songwriting talents of Ed Hamilton, Fast Buck recorded just one eponymous album (Jet Records, 1976) but they also made......

  • 13 Nov 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......

  • 12 Oct 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......

  • 10 Oct Late 70s Fashion!

    Formed in Birmingham in 1978, Fashion – or Fàshiön Music, as they were originally billed – blended new wave energy with the glamour of Roxy and Bowie. Cherry Red are proud to represent the rights to Fashion‘s debut album from 1979, Product Perfect, as well......

  • 21 Sep 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......

  • 24 Aug 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......

  • 03 Aug 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......

  • 30 Jul 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......

  • 06 Jul 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......

  • 29 Jun 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......

  • 15 Jun 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......

  • 11 May The Fall’s ‘Lost In Music’ cover on new All Saints advert

    Manchester mavericks The Fall were often partial to cover versions – and their off-kilter rewrite of Sister Sledge‘s disco classic ‘Lost In Music’ has been used by leading fashion brand All Saints for an online video campaign. Watch All Saints video advert featuring The Fall...

  • 06 Apr Mel & Kim’s ‘Respectable’ featured in BBC’s Coming Home series

    TV drama Come Home already looks set to be one of the BBC’s most popular series of 2018. Included in the opening episode – broadcast a couple of weeks ago – is ‘Respectable’, Mel & Kim‘s chart-topping dance/pop hit from 1987. Cherry Red represent all......

  • 26 Mar Cherry Red’s 80s Punk & Psychobilly catalogue featured on Greek documentary ‘2917: Back To The Top’

    Directed by Stratis Chatzielenoudas, 2917: Back To The Top is the title of a forthcoming Greek documentary about a 32-year old punk rock paraplegic and his friends, and their efforts to climb the highest peak of Mount Olympus. The soundtrack boasts a suitable who’s who......

  • 20 Nov Kim Wilde’s ‘Kids In America’ to feature on 3 Identical Strangers film soundtrack

    Kim Wilde‘s timeless debut hit ‘Kids In America’ (No. 2 UK, No. 25 US, 1981) is due to appear in another soundtrack. 3 Identical Strangers has the strapline: “There’s no-one else on Earth quite like you. Or is there…?” Produced by Raw TV, the film......

  • 10 Nov Rupert Holmes’ first 3 solo albums now available to license from Cherry Red

    British-born singer-songwriter Rupert Holmes made his name in the States with hits like ‘Escape (The Piña Colada Song)’ (1979). Rupert’s first three solo albums for Epic Records, Widescreen (1974), Rupert Holmes (1975) and Singles (1976), are now available for license from Cherry Red Records. These......

  • 29 Sep ‘Baby Sitting’ by The Corvells to feature on Netflix hit series ‘The Crown’

    The most expensive drama which Netflix has produced to date, TV series The Crown has been widely acclaimed for its portrayal of the early life of Queen Elizabeth II. Season 2 is scheduled to begin at the end of this year – and this time, the......

  • 22 Sep A Story Of UK Post-Punk 1977-1981, To The Outside Of Everything Box Set

    Subtitled A Story Of UK Post-Punk 1977-1981, To The Outside Of Everything is a forthcoming 5-CD box set due out on Cherry Red on 1st December, which captures the edgy excitement of alternative/independent music during that pioneering, highly influential period. Many of the tracks are......

  • 15 Sep The Caravan At The End Of The World to feature The Marine Girls

    Still in the pipeline, The Caravan At The End Of The World is a short, romantic, coming-of-age drama (15 minutes) set around a caravan site in the early 1980’s. The period soundtrack boasts the DIY acoustic beauty of ‘Leave Me With The Boy’ by The......

  • 01 Sep Cherry Red acquire rights to Jade & Marian Segal’s ‘Fly On Strangewings’

    Back in 1970, folk-rock band Jade – fronted by singer Marian Segal – issued their sole album, Fly On Strangewings, for DJM Records. It sold modestly at the time but has subsequently become considered an Acid Folk classic, attracting huge sums on vinyl and revered......

  • 25 Aug Tangerine Dream featured on new AMC series ‘The Terror’

    American TV company AMC – who were behind such iconic classics as Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul – unveil a new TV series this autumn. Based on Dan Simmons’ best-selling novel, The Terror is a fictionalised account of Captain Sir John......

  • 04 Aug Kim Wilde’s ‘Kids In America’ to grace soundtrack of Canadian film ‘Birthmarked’

    ‘Kids In America’ by Kim Wilde remains one of the most fondly-regarded hits of the early 1980s, a smash on both sides of the Atlantic. Its power pop majesty will soon be gracing the soundtrack to the Canadian film Birthmarked, a comedy about two scientists......

  • 14 Jul 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......

  • 07 Jul 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......

  • 09 Jun 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...

  • 02 Jun 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......

  • 26 May 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!......

  • 19 May 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......

  • 12 May 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......

  • 28 Apr 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......

  • 21 Apr 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......

  • 07 Apr 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......

  • 17 Mar Cherry Red acquire Contempo Records catalogue titles

    Back in the mid-1970s, Contempo Records was one of the most prolific soul/funk labels in the UK, combining American recordings with homegrown productions. The label was run by Blues & Soul head honcho John Abbey, who attracted many respected U.S. soul stars into the studio,......

  • 03 Mar Female Punk band Kleenex’s ‘Nice’ to feature on Swiss TV Documentary

    Kleenex were an all-female Swiss punk band formed in 1977, who released two singles and a cassette album on labels like Rough Trade. ‘Nice’ (1978) will appear in the soundtrack a Swiss TV documentary about politician Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, retracing five decades of economic and social......

  • 24 Feb Cherry Red represent albums by 70s prog rockers Unicorn

    Cherry Red’s Prog Rock catalogue continues to grow with albums by Seventies band Unicorn. Produced by Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour, Unicorn fused Prog with American Country Rock influences across LPs Blue Pine Trees (1974), Too Many Crooks (1976) and One More Tomorrow (1977). Among......

  • 17 Feb Cherry Red present Patto repertoire

    Cult favourites on the Prog Rock scene of the early 1970s, Patto were fronted by Mike Patto, ably assisted by noted guitarist Ollie Halsall. For many years, their three highly coveted albums for Vertigo and Island have been unavailable – until now. Patto (1970), Hold......

  • 03 Feb City Boy to feature on soundtrack to ‘My Friend Dahmer’ film

    Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by John Backderf, the film My Friend Dahmer is due out later this year. It tackles the early life of notorious US murderer Jeffrey Dahmer as he struggles with a difficult family life as a young boy before slowly......

  • 27 Jan Cherry Red now representing Survival Records catalogue

    Launched in the early 80s, Survival Records carved a stylish niche with several acts who blended Synth Pop and Indie in...

  • 20 Jan The Spectrum catalogue now represented by Cherry Red

    Hailed as Britain’s answer to The Monkees, The Spectrum issued a string of Swinging London-styled singles during the second half of the 1960s, such as ‘Portobello Road’ and ‘London Bridge Is Coming Down’. Many of their recordings are now represented by Cherry Red, including most......

  • 16 Jan Alien Sex Fiend featured on Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare

    The Call Of Duty franchise is one of the most iconic and successful in gaming history – and the soundtrackis a significant part of the whole experience. The new Infinite Warfare release, released last November and the 13th in the series, includes a Cherry Red......

  • 19 Dec Cherry Red acquire ex-Hawkwind & Gong keyboardist Tim Blake’s solo catalogue

    Hailing from West London, Tim Blake made his name as keyboardist/composer with the twin peaks of the 70s Space Rock scene, Gong and Hawkwind. Cherry Red are proud to announce the acquisition of Tim’s solo catalogue, from pioeering late 70s electronic albums such as Crystal......

  • 02 Dec Cherry Red acquire 3 mid-90s albums by Uriah Heep

    Back in the early 70s, Uriah Heep cleverly bridged the gap between Progressive Rock and Heavy Rock, enjoying huge success. Cherry Red now represent three of the band’s mid-1990s albums, Sea Of Light, Spellbinder and Sonic Origami, which are now available within a new 3-CD......

  • 25 Nov On-U Sound label material now available for licence

    Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound label created some of the most forward thinking, experimental Reggae of the early 1980’s. A new 4-CD box set on Cherry Red’s Hot Milk label boasts the fourth instalment of the Singers & Players series, two Creation Rebel albums and the......

  • 18 Nov Cherry Red now representing the Mock Turtles’ Imaginary recordings (1987-1990)

    Fronted by Steve Coogan’s brother Martin, The Mock Turtles came to prominence around 1990 at the height of ‘Madchester‘, alongside fellow Manchester bands the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays. Cherry Red are proud to represent the Mock Turtles‘ Imaginary recordings from 1987-1990, including indie versions......

  • 11 Nov Mike Berry’s ‘My Baby Doll’ to feature on BBC’s ‘Call The Midwife’ Christmas Special

    BBC‘s period drama Call The Midwife needs no introduction. This hugely successful show will be onto its sixth season next year; before that, watch out for another Christmas special this year, which will be set in a missionary hospital in South Africa. The episode is set at the dawn......

  • 04 Nov Cherry Red acquire live Humble Pie recordings

    Formed as a supergroup in 1969, Humble Pie boasted the talents of Steve Marriott (ex-Small Faces), Peter Frampton (ex-Herd), Greg Ridley (ex-Spooky Tooth) and Jerry Shirley. Cherry Red now represent a catchment of live recordings by the band, captured in their early 70s prime in......

  • 07 Oct F.J. McMahon tracks featured on new Netflix comedy series ‘Easy’

      F.J. McMahon‘s lo-fi American psychedelic folk album Spirit Of The Golden Juice from 1969 has long been held in high esteem by aficionados and collectors – for the uninitiated, think a more obscure Tim Hardin or Fred Neil. But his songs have also proved......

  • 30 Sep Cherry Red acquire Sunburst Records catalogue

    Just as Purple Records (now represented by Cherry Red) had been created around Deep Purple, so Sunburst Records revolved around David Coverdale‘s next band Whitesnake. Founded in 1978, Sunburst signed several hard and soft rock acts, whose output is now available for licence – including......

  • 23 Sep Cherry Red are proud to announce the representation of productions by 60s/70s industry legend Roger Easterby

    Cherry Red are proud to announce the representation of productions by 60s/70s industry legend Roger Easterby. Alongside Des Champ, Roger produced a host of British recordings by artists such as Dorian Gray, Robb & Dean Douglas, Dr. Marigold’s, Deep Feeling, Guy Darrell, Holy Mackerel and......

  • 16 Sep Cherry Red are proud to be the custodians of Arthur Brown’s catalogue!

    “I am the God of hellfire and I bring you… Fire”! Arthur Brown‘s OTT psychedelic classic, ‘Fire’, topped the charts back in 1968 and is still the stuff of legend. Cherry Red are proud to be the custodians of Arthur‘s many albums. This representation includes......

  • 09 Sep The Dead Kennedys’ ‘Police Truck’ to feature on the soundtrack to new Union/Pirate Movie independent film

    At the dawn of the 1980s, The Dead Kennedys spearheaded America’s punk assault on the senses with hits like ‘California Uber Alles’ and ‘Holiday In Cambodia’. Taken from their debut album Fresh Fruit And Rotting Vegetables, ‘Police Truck’ will feature in the soundtrack to a......

  • 02 Sep The Raincoats ‘Fairytale In The Supermarket’ featured on ’20th Century Women’ film soundtrack

    All-female band The Raincoats were a key part of Rough Trade Records‘ post-punk roster in 1979/80. The lead song on their debut EP, ‘Fairytale In The Supermarket’, has been covered for the soundtrack to a forthcoming independent film, 20th Century Women. Directed by Mike Mills......

  • 16 Aug Graham Bonnet’s ‘Warm Ride’ sampled on new Avalanches single & album ‘Wildflower’

    Graham Bonnet‘s cover of The Bee Gees’ ‘Warm Ride’ –  issued as a single in 1978 on Ringo Starr‘s label Ring O’Records – was recently sampled heavily by The Avalanches on ‘Subways’ (from new album Wildflower), prompting renewed interest in the original track. Cherry Red......

  • 16 Aug Cherry Red announce the representation of solo albums by ex-Deep Purple bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes.

    We’re proud to announce the representation of many solo albums by ex-Deep Purple bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes. These include Feel (1995), Addiction (1996), The Way It Is (1999), Return Of Crystal Karma (2000), Building The Machine (2001), Songs In The Key Of Rock (2003) and a......

  • 15 Jul Cherry Red acquire more catalogue by The Fall

    Mark E. Smith‘s band The Fall have been ploughing their unique, uncompromising musical furrow since the late 1970s. Cherry Red are now the proud custodians of many of The Fall‘s recordings, from their earliest recordings on Step Forward in 1979 (including singles ‘Rowche Rumble’ and......

  • 08 Jul Acid jazz combo Corduroy featured on The Guardian’s ‘Anywhere But Westminster’

    Back in the mid-1990s, Acid Jazz combo Corduroy blended early 70s Funk with 60s Soundtracks and Mod grooves to perfection. One of their many club anthems, ‘London, England’, has been adopted by The Guardian newspaper for the latest instalment of John Harris‘ acclaimed feature Anywhere......

  • 05 Jul Michael Des Barres biopic ‘Who Do You Want Me To Be’ to feature Silverhead catalogue tracks

    British singer, actor and all-round rock VIP, Michael Des Barres first made his mark as singer with Glam-ish early 70s rock band Silverhead, whose three albums for Purple Records are reissued on CD in September. Michael is also the subject of his own biopic, Who......

  • 23 Jun Cherry Red acquire Nirvana catalogue

    We’re pleased to announce the acquisition of several albums by Nirvana! No, not that lot from Seattle but the original Nirvana, founded in 1967 at the height of psychedelia by Patrick Campbell-Lyons and Alex Spyropoulos. These include Local Anaesthetic (originally issued on Vertigo in 1971)......

  • 03 Jun Momus albums represented by Cherry Red, as sampled on the forthcoming 3-CD anthology, Pubic Intellectual

    Momus – the musical alias for Nick Currie – has been making off-kilter pop for three decades, with spells on El, Creation, Cherry Red and his own imprint Analog Baroque. For the uninitiated, think a solo version of Pet Shop Boys with colourful lyrics inspired......

  • 13 May Cherry Red proudly represent Les Reed’s ‘Chapter One’ catalogue

    Les Reed (pictured, with John Barry) is one of Britain’s most successful songwriters, behind hits for a multitude of artists such as Tom Jones and Herman’s Hermits in the 60s and 70s. Cherry Red are now the proud representatives of Les‘s Chapter One catalogue. Founded......

  • 03 May F.J. McMahon featured on upcoming American sports drama ‘The Phenom’

    The Phenom is a upcoming American sports drama film starring Ethan Hawke, about a talented young baseball pitcher who struggles to throw strikes. The major league club sends him to a sports psychologist, where memories of his abusive father come to light. The soundtrack includes......

  • 22 Apr Curtiss Maldoon graces soundtrack to new US independent film, Orange Sunshine

    Part of the Purple Records catalogue, ‘Man From Afghanistan’ is a funky folk/blues workout by early 70s act Curtiss Maldoon. It graces the soundtrack to a new US independent film, Orange Sunshine, a documentary which charts the history of The Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a......

  • 15 Apr Red Lorry Yellow Lorry featured on ‘Halt And Catch Fire’ US series soundtrack

    Now into its second season, AMC’s U.S. TV series Halt And Catch Fire is set in Silicon Valley during the revolutionary development of computers in 1983/84. The series also boasts an excellent period soundtrack, which includes the Cherry Red-owned goth/alternative rock favourite ‘Spinning Round’ by......

  • 08 Apr Cherry Red are delighted to announce the acquisition of the T.K.O. catalogue!

    Cherry Red are delighted to announce the acquisition of the T.K.O. catalogue! Based around the output of Ember Records, it boasts a wealth of 60s and 70s masters, from British beat, pop, mod, easy listening, psychedelia and rock to American soul, R&B, country, blues, jazz......

  • 11 Mar Gilli Smith catalogue now added to Cherry Red’s licensing roster

    Now in her eighties, GILLI SMYTH co-founded legendary hippie/psychedelic band Gong back in the late 1960s. We’re now pleased to represent many of Gilli‘s later solo albums, from her notable 1978 work Mother through to Mother Gong recordings and more ambient/trance-like music as Goddess Trance....

  • 26 Feb Cherry Red acquire Purple Records catalogue

    Deep Purple‘s Seventies Rock imprint PURPLE RECORDS now joins our licensing roster, with collectable, hard-hitting LPs by Elf (featuring Ronnie James Dio), Silverhead, Tucky Buzzard, future disco queen Yvonne Elliman, Curtiss Maldoon (famously sampled by Madonna) and solo ventures by Deep Purple stalwarts Roger Glover......

  • 19 Feb Cherry Red acquires 80s Heavy Metal label Powerstation Records!

    Cherry Red is proud to announce the acquisition of the famous 80s Heavy Metal label Powerstation Records! This musical onslaught of powerhouse vocals and sledgehammer guitars includes albums by Tokyo Blade(pictured), the Little Angels (their debut LP), original Iron Maiden singer Paul DiAnno’s Battlezone, Chrome Molly,Maineeaxe, Holosade and others....

  • 29 Jan ‘Scanni’ – the new electro-acoustic collaboration from Scanner & Anni Hogan

    An exciting electro-acoustic collaboration, new album Scanni fuses the sensibilities of pianist/arranger Anni Hogan (Marc & The Mambas, Marc Almond) with the avant-garde noise production and curation of electronic musician/sampler Scanner, aided by a wealth of guest musicians/vocalists from the alternative music scene (Martin Bowes......

  • 18 Dec The Three Degrees new album ‘Strategy’ now represented by Cherry Red

    We’re proud to announce that the legendary soul trio The Three Degrees have chosen the Cherry Red group for their next album. Strategy (Our Tribute To Philadelphia) is a fitting homage to one of black music’s greatest cities, revisiting some of the classic songs which......

  • 11 Dec Eyes Of Blue titles now available for license!

    Welsh band Eyes Of Blue might not be a household name but they made two highly-regarded albums for Mercury Records in the late 1960s. The Crossroads Of Time (1968) and In Fields Of Ardath (1969) are both now available to licence from Cherry Red. Neither......

  • 30 Nov Paul Roland solo catalogue available for license through Cherry Red

    Singer-songwriter Paul Roland has been writing vaguely sinister, often psychedelic songs since the late 1970s, melding gothic Victorian imagery with dark lyrics and 60s-influenced music. His entire solo catalogue is now represented by Cherry Red, to sit alongside other artists touched by the hand of......

  • 16 Oct Mikhael Hers’ new film Ce Sentiment D’été soundtrack to feature Cherry Red represented artists!

    Due out in February 2016, Mikhael Hers’ new film Ce Sentiment D’été (That Summer Feeling) is a French independent drama set across three summers in Berlin, Paris and New York, in which a woman’s boyfriend and sister mourn her passing, driven by her memory. The......

  • 09 Oct The Raincoats to feature on Ernestine And Kit movie soundtrack

    A darkly comic fairytale about two elderly women who travel the countryside of rural Ireland, imagining the terrible, immoral lives people are living today. This is the synopsis for forthcoming film Ernestine And Kit, an absurd and macabre tale about how the petty-minded destroy themselves.......

  • 18 Sep Medicine Head featured on soundtrack to Vice Magazine film ‘The Redemption Of The Devil’

    The Redemption Of The Devil is Vice magazine’s warts-and-all, fly-on-the-wall rock doc about Jesse “The Devil” Hughes, close friend of fellow Eagles Of Death Metal bandmate  Josh Homme. The soundtrack includes the early 70s UK Top 30 hit ‘(And The) Pictures In The Sky’ by......

  • 11 Sep Cherry Red to represent Graham Bonnet’s solo & Alcatrazz material

    Graham Bonnet is a name forever synonymous with the classic rock band Rainbow. Cherry Red now play host to many of Graham’s 1970s and 1980s albums, both solo and with the band Alcatrazz, which are available for license. Track highlights include his performance of Bob......

  • 04 Sep Glenda Collins B-Side featured on Tony Burch Fashion Film…

    British starlet Glenda Collins made her name in the Sixties with a string of memorable 45s, many of them masterminded by maverick producer Joe Meek. Her 1965 B-side, ‘Been Invited To A Party’, was recently chosen for the soundtrack to an online film for US......

  • 28 Aug The Telescopes’ Creation Records catalogue now represented by Cherry Red

    Hailing from Burton-on-Trent, The Telescopes emerged in 1988 with a raucous, psychedelic sound which won much acclaim. Cherry Red now represents the band’s recordings for Creation Records 1990-1992. These include their Indie hits ‘Precious Little’, ‘Everso’, ‘Flying’ and ‘Celeste’, some of which were dreamier and......

  • 24 Aug Alien Sex Fiend’s ‘I Walk The Line’ featured on PUNK movie soundtrack

    First screened back in the spring, new film Punk is a tour-de-force through West Berlin’s zeitgeist of the 80’s – colourful and in black and white, romantic and shrill, loud and witty, paired with the era’s alternative musical heroes and laced with black humour. Alien......

  • 17 Aug Melanie catalogue available to license through Cherry Red

    Melanie made her name in the early 1970s with hits like ‘Brand New Hey’ and ‘Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)’. Between 1972 and 1975, Melanie made four albums for her own label Neighborhood (Stoneground Words, As I See It Now, Madrugada, Sunset And Other......

  • 04 Aug ‘The Truth’ hits and material now available for license via Cherry Red

    Arising from the ashes of cult R&B band Nine Below Zero, Mod/power pop band The Truth enjoyed a Top 30 hit back in 1983 with debut single ‘Confusion (Hits Us Everytime)’ as the media cited them as the next Jam. Follow-up ‘A Step In The......

  • 24 Jul Red Lorry Yellow Lorry featured on Halt And Catch Fire soundtrack

    Now into its second season, AMC’s cult US TV series Halt And Catch Fire is set within Texas’ answer to Silicon Valley back in the pioneering days of computer development in 1983. For episode 8 (aired 19 July in the States), the soundtrack included ‘Spinning......

  • 24 Jul The Moody Blues added to Cherry Red’s catalogue

    The Moody Blues’ mid-Sixties recordings have been out-of-print for over a decade now. Finally, their early hits – namely, ‘Go Now!’ (a UK No. 1 and US Top 10), ‘Everyday’, ‘From The Bottom Of My Heart’ and ‘I Don’t Want To Go On Without You’......

  • 23 Jul Cherry Red to Represent David Essex Titles

    Cherry Red is proud to announce the representation of several David Essex albums from the late 1970s and early 1980s (Hot Love, Imperial Wizard, Be-Bop The Future, Stage Struck, The Whisper, This One’s For You), alongside several hit singles such as ‘Oh What A Circus’ (No. 3, 1978) and ‘Me And My......

  • 22 Jul Jah Wobble and the 30 Hertz catalogue join Cherry Red!

    Cherry Red are delighted to announce the arrival of Jah Wobble‘s 30 Hertz label and catalogue. Since 1997, the charismatic, ex-PiL bassist has been carving a niche within dub/world music/jazz, amassing over 30 albums in less than two decades. A 6-CD career-spanning box set Redux......

  • 20 Jul Cherry Red’s MainMan Catalogue: Mick Ronson, Iggy & The Stooges, John Mellencamp & more…

    A quick reminder that Cherry Red represents the 1970s catalogue MainMan. Included are albums by David Bowie‘s guitarist Mick Ronson (including the cult classic ‘Only After Dark’), American rocker John Cougar Mellencamp and recordings by the legendary Iggy Pop & The Stooges and sultry singer......

  • 03 Jul Mojo covermount celebrates Sixties roots with Cherry Red artists

    The theme of the August edition of Mojo magazine is The Who and its cover mounted CD taps into their Sixties roots with “mardy Mod action” by 15 acts, the rights to most of which are controlled by Cherry Red. If you’re interested in hearing more by John’s......

  • 15 Jun Medium Medium featured in Norwegian indie film ‘Louder Than Bombs’

      Due to be released this autumn, Norwegian indie film Louder Than Bombs portrays a fractious family of a father and his two sons, who confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife/mother, a famed war photographer. Within the movie soundtrack is Medium......

  • 05 Jun Sean Tyla catalogue finds new home with Cherry Red

    Sean Tyla is one of rock’s true journeyman, treading the boards from the mid-70s Pub Rock heyday with Ducks Deluxe through the New Wave era with The Tyla Gang and onto a lengthy solo career . Cherry Red is the new home for Sean’s extensive catalogue of recordings across the years,......

  • 29 May Hot Milk: Cherry Red’s reggae label’s newest titles…

    Hot Milk is Cherry Red’s Reggae reissue label, devoted to unearthing the best in Jamaican dub, roots and rasta music from the 70s and 80s. We now represent many Reggae tracks by the likes of Linval Thompson, Barry Brown, Jah Thomas, Mr. Spaulding, Anthony Johnson,......

  • 29 May Tracey Thorn featured on Cannes art-house indie film ‘Noz Arcadies’

    Nos Arcadies is a forthcoming French art-house film by celebrated director Arnaud Desplechin. Just recently screened at Cannes, this independently-produced period drama is set in the present day but laced with the key character’s memories from the 80s and 90s. The soundtrack will include an......

  • 17 Apr Moody Blues’ ‘Go Now’ licensed for ’45 Years’ film soundtrack

    The Moody Blues’ No. 1 hit single from 1965, ‘Go Now!’, graces the soundtrack to British director Andrew Haigh’s poignant drama, 45 Years. Based on a short story by David...

  • 06 Mar Laurel Aitken’s ‘Judgement Day’ featured in hit US TV show ‘House Of Lies’

    Now onto its fourth season, hit US TV show House Of Lies  follows a group of management consultants who stop at nothing to get business deals done. First broadcast in February, Episode 5 included in its soundtrack ‘Judgement Day’ by 60s Ska star Laurel Aitken.......

  • 13 Feb Laurel Aitken featured on ITV’s hit drama ‘Call The Midwife’

    Call The Midwife is the BBC’s hit TV drama series about a group of nurses working in East London in the late 1950s. The latest episode included ‘Nebuchnezer’, a period Ska track by a pioneer of Jamaican music, Laurel Aitken. You can listen to it......

  • 06 Feb Cherry Red are on Another Planet

    We’re proud to welcome Another Planet Music‘s multi-faceted catalogue to Cherry Red. The rights arm of RPM Records, APM has amassed an impressive range of copyrights, drawn from cult genres of the 60s and 70s, including name artists such as Dave Edmunds (pictured), Glenda Collins......

  • 07 Nov F.J. McMahon’s ‘The Learned Man’ featured in hit US TV series Parenthood.

    Ron Howard’s hit US TV series Parenthood is now into its sixth and final season. The soundtrack for last night’s episode broadcast in the States included ‘The Learned Man’, an obscure but magical folk song from 1969 by F.J. McMahon from his cult album Spirit......

  • 24 Oct Inspiral Carpets ‘Spitfire’ Single Featured On ‘Made In Chelsea’

    The Inspiral Carpets’ single ‘Spitfire‘ appeared on a recent episode of the hit Channel 4 TV show Made In Chelsea. If you’d like to hear more of Cherry Red’s contemporary catalogue, do drop us a line! Click here to read more about the music in......

  • 17 Oct Cherry Red acquire Graduate Records material

    Alongside The Maisonettes’ early 80s smash hit ‘Heartache Avenue’, Cherry Red now also represent other nuggets from Midlands indie label Graduate, including Mod Revival tracks by The Circles and The Sussed, post-punk (The Last gang) and Synth-Pop (Whizz For Atoms)....

  • 10 Oct Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson to Feature on New Nick Broomfield Documentary

    Back in the 1970s, Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson was a master at blending jazz, funk and disco with one eye on the dancefloor. Taken from his smash album Ain’t That A Bitch (1976), ‘I Want To Ta-Ta You Baby’ will grace the soundtrack for Nick Broomfield’s new......

  • 03 Oct Return of The Manticore

    Manticore Records was set up in the early 1970s by progressive rock kings Emerson, Lake And Palmer as an outlet for other artists of a similar musical hue. Cherry Red are proud to continue their representation of this mighty catalogue, with albums by the likes......

  • 26 Sep Millions Like Us: The Story Of The Mod Revival 1977-1989

    Back in 1979, a clutch of British bands harked back to the 60s Mod look for inspiration, creating a brand of power pop which was half punk/new wave, half Who and Small Faces. Still going strong to this day, the Mod Revival is celebrated on a new 4-CD box set,......

  • 19 Sep Cherry Red Acquires Mike Cotton Recordings

    Back in 1964, jazzer Mike Cotton and his band cut one of the legendary Mod albums of the period, which has never been reissued. Rooted in the same fusion of R&B and jazz popularised by Georgie Fame, and driven by Hammond organ, the Mike Cotton......

  • 22 Aug New catalogue agreements with Anthony Phillips (Genesis) & Sky

    Cherry Red has signed worldwide catalogue deals with ex-Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips, covering 20 solo albums, and English/Australian instrumental group Sky for their entire back catalogue, including some previously unreleased material. On his new deal, Anthony Phillips comments: “’I’m delighted to be working with Mark......

  • 15 Aug The Drones ‘Just Want To Be Myself’ for New US TV Show ‘Red Band Society’

    The Drones ‘Just Want To Be Myself’ is to feature in the first episode of new US TV show “Red Band Society” which will air on Fox on September 17th. Watch the trailer for the show here....

  • 15 Aug English Dogs for Nike / Thrasher Magazine Skate Film

    English Dogs “Survival Of The Fittest” was recently selected to provide the soundtrack for an online skating documentary film by Nike for Thrasher Magazine, featuring skater Ben Raybourn. Check it out here!...

  • 22 Jul Rick Wakeman

    In progressive rock circles, keyboard maestro Rick Wakeman is a legend. From his days with Yes and a string of hit concept albums to performing on ice, Rick has amassed a huge back catalogue of music which spans many eras and genres. Cherry Red are......

  • 22 Jul NME C86

    Cherry Red’s new 3-CD edition of C86, the NME‘s classic cassette compilation of indie guitar music from 1986, has been troubling the Indie & Alternative charts this week and attracting rave reviews such as ‘Best New Reissue’ on Pitchfork. Many of the key moments on......

  • 08 Jul The Meteors ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ licensed for US TV series Grimm

    We are delighted to have recently licensed ‘Little Red Riding Hood‘ by psychobilly giants The Meteors for the soundtrack to US TV series ‘Grimm‘. Check out the track here....

  • 08 Jul Mineral ‘Serial Monkey’ licensed for US TV series Hemlock Grove

    Cherry Red are delighted to have recently licensed Mineral ‘Serial Monkey‘ for the soundtrack of US TV series Hemlock Grove. The track is from Mineral’s debut album ‘Plastic Ekphrastic‘, released by 359 Music in October 2013. Check out the official music video here....

  • 08 Jul Hot Milk imprint acquires Linval Thompson, Ranking Dread & more

    Hot Milk is a relatively new imprint within Cherry Red, dedicated to Jamaican Reggae and Dub music from the 70s and 80s. Several Hot Milk releases are available for license, from Boss Man’s Dub by Linval Thompson to Girl’s Fiesta by Ranking Dread, Barry Brown’s......

  • 08 Jul Driver 67 ‘Car 67’ added to Cherry Red’s licensing catalogue

    The novelty hit occupies a special place in the hearts of many pop fans, which explains why we’re so proud to announce the representation of ‘Car 67‘ by Driver 67, a No. 7 UK hit back in 1978. Behind its quirky cabbie chat, it was......

  • 08 Jul Blancmange: Electro pop duo re-work classic debut album

    Back in the early 80s, the thinking person’s favourite electronic pop duo was Blancmange. Three decades on, Neil Arthur & Co. have re-imagined their debut album as Happy Families Too, which includes a tremendous reworking of their smash hit ‘Living On The Ceiling‘ as well......

  • 08 Jul Cherry Red acquire Northside back catalogue

    Hailing from Manchester, Northside were part the so-called ‘Baggy’ explosion of dance-tinged Indie bands around 1989/1990, spearheaded by the Stone Roses, the Happy Mondays and the Inspiral Carpets. Northside signed to the city’s most famous label, Factory, and enjoyed UK hits with ‘Shall We Take......