Latest Release "Rodney's English Disco"
Released on Happy Robots Records
Distributed by Cargo Records
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FLO: New Order, Kraftwerk, The Cure, Advisory Circle, Ghostbox Records
"Rodney Cromwell's music belongs to the future" NME
"His new lo-fi disco laments, are joyfully simple and painfully funny" Huffington Post
Rodney Cromwell’s evocative synthpop looks to the early experimental-electronica of the 70’s and 80’s to construct a twisted soundtrack for the post-truth world. Where the debut album ‘Age of Anxiety’ drew on personal demons, on the 2018 EP 'Rodney's English Disco,' social and political tribulations inspire his wry songs of woe. Sonically his music sits somewhere between Kraftwerk, New Order and The Cure, and contemporary synth acts such as Black Marble and Advisory Circle.
Rodney Cromwell is the project of Adam Cresswell. He was the founder member of indietronica band SALOON who were John Peel darlings (with three Peel Sessions and the 2002 Festive 50 number 1) who released three albums on Track & Field (UK) and Darla Records (US). He followed Saloon with ARTHUR & MARTHA the acclaimed tweetronica duo as featured by The Guardian, NME, Artrocker and others
He returned to music in 2015 with the album 'Age of Anxiety'. As Rodney Cromwell, he has been featured by NME, Electronic Sound Magazine, Huffington Post, Paste, BBC6, RNE3 and more. He was named 'Most Promising New Act' by The Electricity Club and 'Barry was an arms dealer' featured in the 2015 Official Festive 50. He has appeared on compilations alongside Cavern of Anti-matter, John Foxx, Devo, Erasure, OMD, and Katy Perry (!!!).
The live set incorporates analogue synths, video visuals and live instrumentation along with Rodney’s ‘offbeat wit’. His debut festival appearance at Indietracks in 2015 was described as 'like a spiritual experience". He has made further festival appearances in the UK and in Spain and has supported bands including Pram, Marsheaux, Death & Vanilla, Rowetta and 'snookerstar DJ' Steve Davis.
Multiple play on BBC6 Music by Gideon Coe, Steve Lamacq, John Hillcock | RNE3 Hoy Empieza Todo | RNE3 Disco Grande (session)