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Reviews


Alien Sex Fiend (2019)


Possessed
Offbeat goth rock on their thirteenth studio album and first in eight years from London-based duo Alien Sex Fiend


Bettye Lavette (2015)


Worthy
Fabulous new album , which includes tracks by Bob Dylan, James Brown, Paul McCartney and Jagger and Richards, from gritty-voiced soul legend, Bettye Lavette


Blancmange (2015)


Semi Detached
Enjoyable but experimental fifth album from electropop act Blancmange, the first to feature Neil Arthur without his co-founder Stephen Luscombe who has had to retire because of long-term illness


Bluebells (2014)


Exile on Twee Street
Fantastic collection of early, largely unreleased demos from Scottish indie guitar pop band the Bluebells, which were originally due to be released on Postcard Records


Dancing Did (2007)


And Did Those Feet
Welcome, augmented reissue of 80's post punk gorup the Dancing Did's only album


Dave Kilminster (2013)


Scarlet - The Director's Cut
Diverse and epic-sounding debut album from Roger Waters guitarist, Dave Kilminster


Eighth Wonder (2010)


Fearless
Multi-mixed reissue of forgettable 1988 only album of Eighth Wonder, the band of actress Patsy Kensit


Fall (2011)


Ersatz GB
Predictable combination of both the brilliant and the awful on twenty ninth studio album from the Fall, which will keep their fanbase eager for the next instalment


Fall (2013)


Re-Mit
Incoherent but occasionally brilliant thirtieth album from the always unpredictable the Fall


Fall (2016)


Wise Ol’ Man
Fabulous new EP from Peel favourites The Fall, which is one of the highlights of their career


Girls At Our Best! (2022)


Pleasure
Classic post punk/indie pop on new three-disc deluxe edition of Girls at Our Best!'s 1981 only album


Go Kart Mozart (2018)


Mozart's Mini Mart
Lo-fi and self-consciously amateurish indie pop on fourth album from Go-Kart Mozart, the latest project of Lawrence Hayward of Felt


Hollywood Brats (2016)


Sick On You
Extended re-release of the only album by the Hollywood Brats, the once-lost London glam-rock band that some argue was the UK’s first punk band and who have recently emerged from forty years of obscurity


House Of Love (2013)


She Paints Words in Red
Pleasant, but unadventurous second comeback album from the reformed House of Love


Howard Jones (2022)


The 12″ Album + 12″ers Vol. 2
Pleasurable and undemanding double album reissue of remixes from 80's synth act Howard Jones


Inspiral Carpets (2014)


Inspiral Carpets
Exuberant comeback album from the Inspiral Carpets, which finds the group reunited with their original vocalist Stephen Holt


Jah Wobble and Keith Levene (2013)


Yin and Yang
Challenging but increasingly compelling joint album from original Public Image Limited bassist and guitarist, Jah Wobble and Keith Levene


Jazzateers (2014)


Don't Let Your Son Grow Up to be a Cowboy (Unreleased Recordings 1981-1982)
Primitive but enjoyable collection of early demos from Glasgow indie pop act Jazzateers, which were originally to be released on the iconic Postcard Records



Jim Bob (2020)
Jim Bob - Pop Up Jim Bob

Pop Up Jim Bob
Politically and socially-edged new solo album from former Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine frontman Jim Bob


Kitchens Of Distinction (2013)
Kitchens Of Distinction - Folly

Folly
Flawed first album in nineteen years from criminally overlooked in their day South London-based alternative rockers, Kitchens of Distinction


Luke Haines (2013)
Luke Haines - Rock and Roll Animals

Rock and Roll Animals
Potentially terrible but dryly witty and enjoyable concept record from ex-Auteurs and Black Box Recorder front man Luke Haines, which tells of three animals named after Sham 69's Jimmy Pursey, Nick Lowe and Gene Vincent


Lydia Lunch and Rowland S. Howard (2013)
Lydia Lunch and Rowland S. Howard - Shotgun Wedding

Shotgun Wedding
Fantastic reissue with extra live tracks of joint album from punk poetess Lydia Lunch and late Birthday Party guitarist Rowland S. Howard


Marc Almond (2013)
Marc Almond - Burning Bright/The Dancing Marquis

Burning Bright/The Dancing Marquis
Excellent double A-sided vinyl single from former Soft Cell front man Marc Almond, which was produced by Bowie producer Tony Visconti


Marc Almond (2014)
Marc Almond - Tasmanian Tiger EP

Tasmanian Tiger EP
Sparklingly eclectic and energetic new five-song EP from Marc Almond


Mike Hurst (2021)
Mike Hurst - In My Time – Recordings, Productions and Songs 1962-1985

In My Time – Recordings, Productions and Songs 1962-1985
Excellent four CD box set from 60s, 70s and 80s musician, songwriter and producer Mike Hurst


Miscellaneous (2021)
Miscellaneous - The Sun Shines Here: The Roots Of Indie Pop 1980-1984

The Sun Shines Here: The Roots Of Indie Pop 1980-1984
Essential and delightful five CD box set from Cherry Red which focuses on the roots of indie pop and should be in every pop fan’s record collection.


One Thousand Violins (2014)
One Thousand Violins - Halcyon Days

Halcyon Days
Fabulous indie compilation from underrated Sheffield-based 80's indie band One Thousand Violins, which compiles together almost everything that the original line-up of the group recorded


Parlour Flames (2013)
Parlour Flames - Parlour Flames

Parlour Flames
Surprising but compelling debut album from Parlour Flames, the new band of Mancurian singer-songwriter Vinny Peculiar and former Oasis guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs


Paul Brett (2021)
Paul Brett - Stone Survivor - Anthology

Stone Survivor - Anthology
Extensive four CD compilation from session musician and experimental guitarist Paul Brett


Paul Haig (2008)
Paul Haig - Chain

Chain
Impressive reissue with extra tracks of former Josef K frontman Paul Haig's dance and funk-influenced 1989 solo album


Paul Rutherford (2012)
Paul Rutherford - Oh World

Oh World
Fabulous reissue of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's backing vocalist and dancer Paul Rutherford's 1989 debut solo album


Primitives (2013)
Primitives - Everything’s Shining Bright: The Lazy Recordings 1985-87

Everything’s Shining Bright: The Lazy Recordings 1985-87
First-rate double compilation of early recordings from much loved Coventry-based indie pop/punk outfit, the Primitives


Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (2010)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - The Very Best of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

The Very Best of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Enjoyable compilation from Leeds-based cult alternative band Red Lorry Yellow Lorry that is essential listening for Goths and other alternative music fans in particular


Sarah Cracknell (2015)
Sarah Cracknell - Red Kite

Red Kite
Dreamy soundscapes on first solo album in eighteen years from Saint Etienne front woman, Sarah Cracknell


Servants (2013)
Servants - Small Time/Hey Hey We're the Manques

Small Time/Hey Hey We're the Manques
Fabulous second album from underrated late 80’s and early 90’s indie band the Servants, which has finally been released twenty one years after it was recorded


Sonia (2021)
Sonia - Everybody Knows - The SIngles Box Set

Everybody Knows - The SIngles Box Set
Pure pop perfection on six CD box set from Hit Factory starlet Sonia



Soup Dragons (2013)
Soup Dragons - 20 Golden Greats

20 Golden Greats
Repetitive retrospective from briefly popular late 80's/early 90's Scottish indie pop act, the Soup Dragons


Various (2015)
Various - Rock! Wreck! And Rule

Rock! Wreck! And Rule
Fantastic double CD compilation which provides an informative history into the psychobilly genre


Various (2016)
Various - I’m A Freak Baby

I’m A Freak Baby
Fantastic 3-CD Cherry Red Records’ box set which traces the history of the darker side of psychedelia from 1966-1972


Various (2017)
Various - Silhouettes and Statues: A Gothic Revolution

Silhouettes and Statues: A Gothic Revolution
Definitive five CD box set from Cherry Red which explores the history of Gothic music


Various (2020)
Various - A Slight Disturbance In My Mind

A Slight Disturbance In My Mind
Cherry Red’s new compilation of the UK experimental pop of 1966 that blossomed into psychedelia shows how diverse the style really was


Various (2020)
Various - Surrender to the Rhythm: The London Pub Rock Scene of the 70s

Surrender to the Rhythm: The London Pub Rock Scene of the 70s
Excellent and exhaustive Cherry Red box set celebrates the under-rated era of ‘70s UK pub rock


Various (2020)
Various - Martin Green Presents: Super Sonics - 40 Junkshop Britpop Greats

Martin Green Presents: Super Sonics - 40 Junkshop Britpop Greats
Excellently presented double CD from Cherry Red which compiles together some of the more obscure and less well known bands of the Britpop era


Various (2020)
Various - Roots, Rock, Reggae

Roots, Rock, Reggae
Superb late 1970's reggae compilation re-released on double CD by Cherry Red with extra tracks


Various (2020)
Various - Musik Music Musique

Musik Music Musique
Essential and insightful three CD box set focusing on the groundbreaking year in synth pop of 1980 from Cherry Red


Various (2021)
Various - Shake the Foundations: Militant Funk and the Post-Punk Dancefloor 1978-1984

Shake the Foundations: Militant Funk and the Post-Punk Dancefloor 1978-1984
Impressive three CD box set from Cherry Red follows up the success of their previous post-punk box sets with this reflection into the more danceable part of the scene


Various (2021)
Various - Straight to the Head: Jogibs Records Presents Knockout Sounds

Straight to the Head: Jogibs Records Presents Knockout Sounds
Mixed bag of styles and quality in this compilation of early reggae from Joe Gibbs, who became one of the music’s pre-eminent producers.


Various (2022)
Various - C91

C91
Next instalment in Cherry Red’s successful C-series is ‘C91’, which shows that 1991 was a bad year for indie music, but the compilation itself is a joy to behold


Various (2022)
Various - Revolt Into Style 1979

Revolt Into Style 1979
Enjoyable and eclectic three CD post punk and alternative music from 1979 from Cherry Red


Various (2022)
Various - I Love To See You Strut – More ’60s Mod, RNB, Brit Soul and Freakbeat Nuggets,

I Love To See You Strut – More ’60s Mod, RNB, Brit Soul and Freakbeat Nuggets,
Rollercoaster ride of pop melodies and blues rock on long-awaited follow-up to the esteemed RPM mod/freakscene compilations


Various (2022)
Various - Heroes & Villains – The Sound Of Los Angeles 1965-1968,

Heroes & Villains – The Sound Of Los Angeles 1965-1968,
Excellent three-disc retrospective, which fifty years after the original release of the iconic 'Nuggets' album, compiles together music from the LA scene of 1965-68, and the garage/psychedelic/pop sounds of California


Vinny Peculiar (2014)
Vinny Peculiar - The Root Mull Affect

The Root Mull Affect
First-rate literate pop on new retrospective from Manchester-based singer-songwriter and cult artist, Vinny Peculiar


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Profiles

Dreams to Fill the Vacuum
The Sounds of Sheffield 1978-1988 Miscellaneous - The Sounds of Sheffield 1978-1988

Proud Sheffielder Fiona Hutchings checks out the latest curated collection from Cherry Red Records promising plenty of punk and post punk gems, including twelve previously unreleased tracks.