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New Album 'Memory Box' released 2021
Released on Happy Robots Records
Distributed by Cargo Records
Tel ++ 44(0) 7775 670992
FLO: Kraftwerk, The Cure, Stereolab, Advisory Circle, Ghost Box 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 electronic indietronica looks to the early experimental-electronica of the 70’s and 80’s to construct a 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.
Recording in Catford (UK) with mixing taking place in New York, Cromwell, with his producer Rich Bennett, are completing a new album 'Memory Box' for release in 2021. The album is a mix of electronic hauntological excursions, dreampop and European coldwave. Sonically it sits somewhere between Kraftwerk, The Cure, Stereolab and contemporary cult acts such as Black Marble and Advisory Circle. Its sound is both reassuringly familiar and completely distinctive.
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 Festive 50 number 1 in 2002) 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, Mojo and many more.
Since the release of 'Age of Anxiety' in 2015, Rodney Cromwell has been featured by the likes of NME, Electronic Sound Magazine, Huffington Post, Paste, BBC6 Music and national RNE3 in Spain for whom he recorded a live session. He was named 'Most Promising New Act' by The Electricity Club, 'Barry was an arms dealer' featured in the 2015 Official Festive 50 and 'Age of Anxiety' was in the Electronic Sound Albums of the Year. He has appeared on compilations alongside Cavern of Anti-matter, John Foxx, Devo, OMD, Katy Perry and many more.
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. His sole performance in 2020 was as part of Damo Suzuki's backing band
Multiple play on BBC6 Music by Gideon Coe, Steve Lamacq, John Hillcock | RNE3 Hoy Empieza Todo | RNE3 Disco Grande (+ session)