Rodney Cromwell

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From Catford in South London, Rodney Cromwell is the solo electronic project of Adam Cresswell, founding member of indie-folktronica act SALOON (who recorded 3 John Peel Sessions and 4 Festive 50 entries including the 2002 no1) and one half of acclaimed electronic two-piece ARTHUR & MARTHA.

Rodney Cromwell's debut album 'Age of Anxiety’ (2015) 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. New material followed in 2018 with the release of the 'Rodney's English Disco' EP

Cromwell has been featured by, among others NME, Electronic Sound MagazineHuffington Post, Paste Magazine, Record Collector, Impose, BBC 6 Music and RNE3 in Spain. At the end of 2015 he was named 'Most Promising New Act' by The Electricity Club and 'Barry was an arms dealer' featured in the 2015 Official Festive 50

RECENT

The  Electricity Club Songs of the Decade Feature

The Electricity Club TEC CD Compilation

 Spotify Playlisting of Alice Hubble Remix

  

RODNEY'S ENGLISH DISCO (Bot12) CAMPAIGN

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS

Paste Magazine (US) Premiere of 'Comrades' Video

Electronic Sound (Baby Robot featured on April Cover CD with Devo, Cavern of Anti-Matter, John Foxx and more)

BBC6 Music Radio Play from Gideon Coe  Steve Lamacq, Jon Hillcock

Extensive blog coverage including Impose Magazine, The Big Takeover and three features in The Electricity Club

Multiple play from Rusty Egan (Visage, Blitz Club)

FEATURES

Paste Magazine Premiere

Electronic Sound Magazine Cover CD 

We Are Cult Premiere 

The Electricity Club Feature 

Noise Journal Artist of the Week 

The Electricity Club Interview

The Big Takeover Premiere 

 Analogue Trash Blog Interview 

Freq Live Review

Last Day Deaf  Interview 

Artefaktor Radio Radio Show 

Stereo Embers Track of the Day 

REVIEWS

 Louder Than War Review

 Impose Magazine Review

The Electricity Club Review

Dancing About Architecture Review

Almost Predictable Almost Review

Rockportal Review

The Swindonian Review

Floorshime Zipper Boots Review

Book of Lies Review

PREVIEWS

Jammerzine Preview 

Broadway Music World Preview

ExhiMusic Preview

Impose Magazine Preview

Terrarelicta Preview

  Escafandrista Musical Preview

Zone Nights Preview

Basildon + Southend Echo Live Preview 

El Santo Del Rock Preview

Tribe4MiansBlog Preview |  PREVIEW Pete's Rock News 2.2.18 |

PREVIEW Broadway World 2.3.18

PREVIEW La Voz Telúrica 18.4.18

PREVIEW Last Day Deaf 2.2.18

VIDEO PREVIEW Amplify 18.4.18

NATIONAL RADIO

Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music, UK | Gideon Coe , BBC 6 Music UK | Jon Hillcock, BBC 6 Music | Juilio Ruiz, Radio3 RNE, Spain

FAX MESSAGE BREAKUP (Bot8) CAMPAIGN

 

 

 

 

END OF YEAR LISTS

The Record Stache Synthpop Records of the Year (Fax Message Beakup EP No.5)

Almost Predictable, Almost Best Music Things’ (Fax Message Beakup EP No.7)

Tomatrax ‘Top100 Songs Of 2016’ (Fax Message Breakup’ at No.9) 

Darksynthradio Top 30 of 2016 (Fax Message Breakup, No.10)

The Letter Favourite Tracks of 2016 (Fax Message Breakup No.56) 

NBTMusicRadio Top 240 songs of 2016 (Cassiopeia,The Leaf Library Remix No.94)

Rusty Egan Best of 2016 pt.1 (Featured Cassiopeia) 

Rusty Egan Best of 2016 pt.2 (Featured Rodney Cromwell's Meter Bridge remix) 

The Electricity Club Contributor Stephen Roper (Baby Robot, Best Song 2016) 

You, the night and the music Best of 2016 (included Fax Message Breakup)

In The Moog Radio Show NCCR, New Year Special (included Black Dog)

Impose Magazine Year in Pop (featured Rodney Cromwell)  

Artefaktor Radio Top 40 Most Aired Tracks of 2016 (Fax Message Breakup No.27)

REVIEWS

 Almost Predictable, Almost | Caliper Music | Drunk on Music | Essentially PopGod is in the TV (Premiere) | Louder Than War Liverpool Sound and Vision | Merchants of Air Overblown (Full EP Premiere) | Noise Journal | System Failure | Synthpoplover | Whisperin and HollerinZone Nights 

PREVIEWS

AXS | Indievotion | Jammerzine | Kurrent Music | Moonblogs | Poplacara | Power of Pop (Listening Booth) | The Concert in Concert | The Planet of Sound | The Musical Box 

LIVE PREVIEWS

Evensi UK | Jammerzine |  Mi Rollo Es El Indie | Paperblog | The Organ

AGE OF ANXIETY (Bot5) ALBUM CAMPAIGN 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features

Electronic Sound Magazine (Pulse)

Electronic Sound Magazine (60 Seconds) (pdf)

The Electricity Club (Feature)

The Electricity Club (Introducing)

The Huffington Post

De Kettingzaag (News Item)

The Planet of Sound (Top 20 Playlist)

NME (Pulse Feature)

 

Interviews

Almost Predictable, Almost

Jammerzine

Music in Time

Offbeat Music

Planet of Sound

The Electricity Club (2016 Panel Review) 

The Electricity Club (Synth Trumps)

The Electricity Club (with Arthur & Martha)

The Record Stache

Revista the 13th (on David Bowie)

The Revue

The Sound of Confusion

Tomatrax

 

Live Review

DEF Synth | De Kettingzaag: Burn down the disco | DSO Audio | Raodaozao.net | The Electricity Club | Trust the wizards (Podcast)

 

Other Mentions

Bliss Aquamarine (Die Katapult Review) | Electronic Sound Magazine (Synthwave Compilation Review) | Impose Magazine (Morgane L'hote of Stereolab / Hologram Teen, Week in Music) | Indie Music Mag (Synthwave Compilation Review) | Music in Time (Ummagma Interview) | Paul Rigby Audiophile (Synthwave Compilation Review) | Record Collector (Synthwave Compilation Review) | Synth Nu (Interview with Chi Ming Lai in Swedish) | The Electricity Club  (Interview with Chi Ming Lai)  |  The Electricity Club (Synthpop Discussion Article) | The Electricity Club (Interview with BOO) 

Reviews

33rpmPVC | Almost Predictable Almost | Audiophile Man | Beehive Candy | Bliss Aquamarine | Escafandrista Musical | Gig Soup | Headphonaught | Jammerzine | J-Musind | De Kettingzaag | Local Music Scene | Louder Than War (1) | Louder Than War (2) | Mia on the Move | Neon Nettle | The Record Stache | Side Line | Sounds XP | Tomatrax | TomTom Rock | XS Noize | You the night and the music

PREVIEWS

A world of music and madness | AXS | Broadway world | Choice Radio | The Concert in Concert | Essentially Pop | Everything is chemical | Floorshime Zipper Boots |The Music News Site | Planet of Sound | The Third Coast | Your music news | Zone Nights 

END OF YEAR LISTS

The Electricity Club Most Promising New Act (Chi Ming Lai & Ian Ferguson) |  The Record Stache Synthpop Records of 2015 (Age of Anxiety, No1) |  Yeah I know It Sucks Best Albums of 2015, Graham Boosey  (Age of Anxiety, No1) | Stereo Embers Top 20 Albums of 2015, Matt Sloan (Age of Anxiety, No.4) | Stereo Embers Top 20 Songs of 2015, Matt Sloan (Black Dog, No.4) |  Music Existence Top 10 Indie Rock (Age of Anxiety, No.5) | Almost Predictable Almost Top 20 (Age of Anxiety, No 6) | De Kettingzaag Top 10 2015, Contributor: Frank (Age of Anxiety, No.7) | Escafandrista-Musical EP's of 2015 (Black Dog, No.10) | Pansentient League Top 20 Synthpop (Age of Anxiety, No.12) | Tomatrax Top 20 Albums (Age of Anxiety, No.14) | Pop-O-Matic Albums of 2015 (Age of Anxiety, No.15) | El Planeta Amarillo International Albums 2015 (Age of Anxiety, No.15) | Escafandrista-Musical Albums of 2015 (Age of Anxiety, No.16) | El Planeta Amarillo International Best Songs (Barry was an arms dealer, No.20) | In Memory of John Peel Festive 51 (Barry was an arms dealer, No20) | Tomatrax Top Songs of 2015 (Barry was an arms dealer, No.27) | Electronic Sound Magazine Albums of the Year (Age of Anxiety, No.30) | De Kettingzaag Another List of the year (Includes Age of Anxiety), Quasar Radio Albums of the Year (Includes Age of Anxiety) | Weird Gear Ship Full of Bombs Radio, Top 5 2015 Albums (Includes Age of Anxiety) | We Can Utopia Blog Albums of the year (Cites Age of Anxiety) | Stereo Embers Top 20 Remixes of 2015 | Matt Sloan (Includes Meter Bridge Remix) | The Electricity Club 30 songs of 2015 (Includes Black Dog) | Dandelion Radio, Official Festive 50 (Barry was an arms dealer, No.35)

END OF YEAR PLAYLISTS 2015

DJ Mikey of Strangeways Radio | Éclectique Radio Show | Electronic Transmissions | Made in the UK Radio Show | Meter Bridge | Planet of Sound | Uncle Peanut | You the night and the music

 
RADIO
National and Digital includes:

Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music, UK) (Multiple Play) | Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music, UK) (Multiple Play) | New Music Playlist (BBC 6 Music, UK), Hoy Empieza Todo con Marta Echeverría (RNE 3, Spain) (Multiple Play) | Julio Ruiz Disco Grande (RNE 3, Spain) (Multiple Play) | DJ Snake (RNE 3, Spain) | Pete Paphides (Soho Radio, UK) | Rusty Egan (Mi-Soul, UK) (Multiple Play) | Shell Zenner (Amazing Radio, UK)

LOCAL / WEB

Bluetown Electronica (Sheppey FM, UK) | Chris Watts (In the Moog, NCCR Radio, UK) | Colin Spencer (Kane FM, UK) | Croydon Radio (Playlisted, UK) |  Dandelion Radio (Multiple Shows) (UK) | Dave Charles (Harborough FM, UK) | DEF Synth (UK) |  DJ Mikey, Strangeways Radio (UK) | Eclectique Radio (Tamworth FM, UK) | Edinburgh Man (podcast) | Electronic (Sine FM, UK) | Electronic Transmissions (Radio Happy & TuneIn, UK) | Graham & Stuart Show (Ship Full of Bombs, Web) (Live Session) | Jackson Cooper, Riviera FM (UK) | Jason Ross, Bound in Music (Croydon FM, UK) | John Montague (Salford FM) | The Johnny Normal Show (Radio Warwickshire, UK) | Karl Philips (Source FM, UK) | Kathy Barham (Quasar Radio, UK) | Kevin Mann The Spread Show (UK) | Made in the UK Show (Podcast, UK) | Neil Francis (Harbrough FM, UK) | Parker Bombshell Radio (UK) | Quasar Radio, The Album Station (UK) | Rob Harvey (Phoenix FM, UK) |  Simon Edwards, Loose Cannon (6 Towns Radio, UK) |  Synthopia (UK) |  The Tall boy on the Radio (Tamworth Radio, UK) | Two Knobs and Oscillator (Phonic FM, UK) | Electro Disco, Uckfield FM (UK) | You the night and the music (Sine FM, UK) | 365 Radio Network, (US, Multiple Stations) | Addictions and other vices (Podcast) | Alice Peters-Burns, NOVUM FM (Germany) Aural Delights | The Amp Session | Artefaktor Radio (Mexico, Multiple Shows) | The Art of Beep, PBS 106.7FM Melbourne (Australia) | Bondi Radio (Australia) | Carol Barrett, CIUT 89.5 FM (Canada) | CWS Radio (France) |  Dead Air, WBGU FM 8811FM (Ohio, US) | Future Static, Free Space  | Happy Oblivion Show, KTHUC (Honolulu, US) | In Club Radio (Peru) |  JammerDirect Radio (US) | John Fryer (US) |  Justincase Radio, Greece (Featured Album plus chat) | Lee Madge, Wolfman Radio (US) | Kool Rock Radio | KOWS 107 | KRCB Radio 91 | Ottic-fm (Germany) | Party Vibe Radio | Qatar Radio (Qatar) | Radio 2 XS (Web) | Radio 98 Eins (Germany) | Radio Alpa (France) | Radio Coolio (Web, Canada) | Radio Rüsselsheimer (DAB, Germany) | Radio World Indie | Radio Xanthi (FM 98.4, Greece) | Razor and Die Show, WLUW (Chicago-FM 88.7, US) | Retroactivity Radio |  Rick 'The Rock' (AM 167, San Antonio, US) | Source FM | Sin FM |  Sinfonia Alternativa, Rádio Cruzeiro (Portugal) | The Sounds in my Head (Podcast) | The Sound of Confusion (Playlist) | Strawberry Tongue Radio (Web, US) | Synthematic | WEATNU OUR Radio (Playlisted, US) | WEMF Radio (Massachusetts, US) | Zone Radio (South Africa) & many more.

APPEARANCES

 

30.12.17 The Windmill, London (NYE -1 Event)  03.03.17 Madrid Popfest, Madrid, Spain (Festival) 02.03.17 Julio Ruiz Disco Grande, RNE3, Madrid (Live Session) 05.11.16 Epic Studios, Norwich (TEC004 with Marsheaux and Kid Kasio) 04.11.16 Haunt, London, (Happy Robots Records Night with BOO and Rémi Parson) 14.09.16 Sebright Arms, London (Electrotheque Records Night) 03.09.16 Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate (Supporting Steve Davis) 19.07.16 Lewisham People's Day, London (Festival) 23.04.16 Actress & Bishop, Birmingham (Synthetic City Event) 02.04.16 Threshold Festival, Liverpool (Festival) 30.01.16 The Elektrowerks, London (Electro London Event)  03.11.15 The Graham & Stuart Show, Radio Show (Live Session)  05.10.15 Electronic Transmissions, Radio Show (Guest Presenter) 28.09.15 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (Supporting Death and Vanilla) 16.08.15 Bluetown Electronica, Sheppy FM, Radio Show (Guest Presenter)  26.07.15 Indietracks, Derbyshire (Festival)  11.07.15 The Victoria, London (Burn the Jukebox All-Dayer) 10.07.15 Bound in Music, Croydon Radio,(Live Session)

RADIO SPECIAL APPEARANCES
Julio Ruiz, Disco Grande
Inteview + Live Session (2 tracks)
Bombshell Radio
Curated Mix Show (Part 2)
Bombshell Radio
Curated Mix Show (Part 1)
Johnny Normal Show
Interview
Graham + Stuart Show
Interview + Live Session (4 tracks)
Electronic Transmissions
Curated Mix Show (1.5 hours)
Bluetown Electronica Show
Guest Presenter
Bound in Music
Live Session (5 Tracks)
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