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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 album The Curse

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 line if

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 John Thomas and Brother

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.

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 Cherry Red.

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 a sleeve

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 Kim's RAK recordings (i.e. her first

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

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 & Brown, Monument, Blue

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 Phil Rambow? (2015).