Following on from the 'Age of Anxiety album is the debut EP by Rodney Cromwell. Mixed and curated entirely by Cromwell with time collaborator Dom Cresswell, the EP takes tracks from the album stretching and condensing them into new forms. Available on ltd promo CD or digital download on all major platforms.
1. Black Dog (version)
2. You Will Struggle (Rod's Glitchy Disco Mix)
3. Barry Was An Arms Dealer (AUW's North Poindexter Mix)
4. Black Dog (Extended Version)
Rodney Cromwell: Black Dog CD (Bot6)
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In 2015, Rodney Cromwell debuted with the 'Age of Anxiety' LP and followed up with the 'Black Dog' EP, both via Happy Robots Records. These releases introduce the modern electronic lover to some epic retro future synth music. Inspired by the classic analogue-synth pop sound of the 80’s, this is complemented lyrically by Cromwell’s acerbic take on his struggle with his personal demons.
Hailing from Catford in South London, Rodney Cromwell is the solo project of Adam Cresswell, founding member of indie-folktronica band Saloon (who had four entries in John Peel’s Festive 50, recorded three Peel Sessions and had top 10 album of the year in The Sunday Times) and one half of electronic two-piece Arthur & Martha (acclaimed by the likes of NME, The Guardian and Artrocker). On this EP, singer Alice Hubley (Arthur & Martha, Cosines) also features on the songs ‘Black Dog’ and ‘You Will Struggle'.
In his short career as a solo artist, Rodney Cromwell has gained solid support from Malcolm Holmes (OMD) and Rusty Egan (Visage, Rich Kids). His music has had coverage in over 50 countries, including airplay on BBC6 Music thanks to Steve Lamacq and Gideon Coe, on Soho Radio with Pete Paphides, with global airplay including multiple spins on national Radio 3 in Spain, extensive coverage on American and Canadian college radio and countless electronic music shows. Press coverage has seen appearances in Electronic Sound Magazine, NME, Impose, Northern Transmissions, and many more.
In December, The Electricity Club named Rodney Cromwell 'Most Promising New Act of 2015' and listed ‘Black Dog’ among their top songs of 2015 alongside Chvrches, New Order, Wolfgang Flur, Gwenno and others. ‘Age of Anxiety’ was also included in 25+ ‘Best of 2015' lists and was named Synthpop Album of the Year by The Record Stache.
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