Rodney Cromwell

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Biography

From Catford in South London, Rodney Cromwell is the solo electronic project of Adam Cresswell, founding member of John Peel indie-folktronica favs Saloon and one half of acclaimed electronic two-piece Arthur & Martha.

Rodney Cromwell's debut album 'Age of Anxiety’ combined danceable rhythms with melodic bass lines, the chimes of toy instruments, and the bleeps and whistles of retro synths. It explored themes such as paranoia, despair, love, loss and depression while retaining an upbeat pop sensibility.

The debut album was featured by among others NME, Electronic SoundHuffington Post, Louder Than War, BBC 6 Music and RNE3 in Spain for whom he recorded a live session. At the end of 2015 he was named 'Most Promising New Act' by The Electricity Club, featured in Electronic Sound's Albums of the Year and 'Barry was an arms dealer' featured in the 2015 Official Festive 50. He has supported the likes of Pram, Marsheaux, Death & Vanilla, Rowetta and Steve Davis and played Festivals including Threshold, Indietracks and Madrid Popfest. A follow-up EP 'Rodney's English Disco' was released in 2018 that took his analogue synth sound in an often bleaker new directiom. Presently, Rodney is working on a new album 'The Memory Box,' to be released in 2021. 

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“Rodney Cromwell's music belongs to the future” NME

“His new lo-fi disco laments are joyfully simple & painfully funny”  The Huffington Post

"Sounds like liquid gold. Age of Anxiety has renewed my faith in the digital age of electro popMal Holmes, OMD

“This really is the best album of 2015”  De Kettinggzaag

“Like a spiritual experience or something”  Pop-O-Matic

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