New Catalogue & Recent Licences

  • 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......

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