New Catalogue

Swing Of Destiny

Fronted by the powerful, soaring vocals of Kirk Brandon, Theatre Of Hate felt like a breath of Post-Punk fresh air back in the early 80s. Cherry Red represents the band's back catalogue, and has also acquired the album Religion, from Kirk’s other band Spear Of Destiny. The band’s seventh album was released in

An Optimal Illusion

The Mirage were a late 1960s psychedelic pop band from London, who later became Jawbone. Their most notable releases were perhaps the 1967 single ‘The Wedding Of Ramona Blair’ and their cover of The Beatles’ psych classic ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’. They also backed Elton John at some of his early concerts. Although both groups

Forever Ionic

Primarily the vehicle of Mancunian multi-instrumentalist composer Vini Reilly, The Durutti Column were one of the first acts signed to Factory Records. Thanks to Reilly’s instantly recognisable guitar playing their music stood out from the more intense post-punk bands of the time. Cherry Red have recently acquired material from 2001-2009,

Strawbs And Cream

Legendary folk-rock band Strawbs were founded in 1964 as a bluegrass outfit, eventually expanding their repertoire to embrace, folk, progressive and even glam rock. Their discography now stretches to around 25 studio albums, plus many more live recordings and compilations, which found a home at Cherry Red after

Metal Blitz

Heavy metal band Blitzkrieg were formed in Leicester in 1980 by their only constant member, vocalist Brian Ross. Part of the Metal Nation label started by ex-Neat Records boss Jess Cox in 2004, their self-titled track was famously covered by Metallica for their B-side to their 1984 single ‘Creeping Death’. We are proud to represent their

Burn Down The House!

Alternative rock band The House Of Love released their landmark debut album on Creation Records, which became the critics' favourite of 1988, spurred on by indie hits 'Christine' and 'Destroy The Heart' (the second of which topped John Peel's Festive 50 poll that year). Cherry Red represent all of the band's Creation-era recordings, including

All That Jazz

Cherry Red’s bijou jazz archive recently swelled with the addition of the Newcastle Big Band album from 1972, a rarity which has attracted interest as the first musical output from one Gordon Sumner (better known as Sting). This joins a number of free/avant-garde jazz albums from that period by the likes

All The El Presidente´s Men

Named in honour of filmmaker Gus Van Sant's indie classic Drugstore Cowboy, the dark, atmospheric British-based trio Drugstore formed in London in 1993. Led by Brazilian vocalist/bassist Isabel Monteiro and LA drummer Mike Chylinski, they developed a sound that gradually grew slower and dreamier, featuring languid psychedelic elements and waves of distortion. We’ve enjoyed

The Road To Damascus

Formed from the ashes of acclaimed Scottish punk act Skids, Big Country blazed a trail across the 1980s and 1990s alternative rock scene. Their music was driven by the distinctive and very Scottish-sounding guitar style of Stuart Adamson, who tragically took his own life at the end of 2001. We're now the

Feel Fulfilled!

Founded in 1999, Fullfill Records was a UK independent label which worked with  established, largely left field acts for their new recordings. Key artists included the talented singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore, two maverick Manchester acts born in the post-punk era (The Fall, The Durutti Column), the late folk legend John Martyn and Chicago