Southern had decided to give producer Mike Mansfield the choice of one of two pop shows shows to turn into a new regular series. As You Like It, which had been running until the summer was one, while the Jonathan King hosted New Release would be the other.
The idea behind New Release would be for artists to come on, perform their 'new release' and for a panel of other artists, DJs and journalists to discuss it.
A one off show was broadcast in September 1967, with a second try-
Broadcast from from the station’s Southampton studios. It only ran for a few shows
before being re-