Happy Robots Records
Release: 6 November 2015
Rodney Cromwell’s ‘Black Dog’ EP dishes up futuristic feast of analogue synth disco
“Rodney Cromwell’s music belongs to the future” – NME
“Never before have I encountered an electronic or indie pop artist who could successfully echo, reimagine and reinvigorate so many legendary 70’s and 80’s synthpop artists as Rodney Cromwell has done” – The Record Stache
“How Kraftwerk might sound if they were an indiepop band” – Bliss Aquamarine
“Echoes of OMD, Kraftwerk, the Pet Shop Boys and New Order. He even gives the BBC Radiophonic Workshop a run for their money” – Sounds XP
FOR FANS OF: 70’s & 80’s synthpop, OMD, Pet Shop Boys, Visage, Kraftwerk, New Order & contemporary ‘retro futurists’ such as those championed by Ghostbox Records
LEAD TRACKS: Black Dog (Version), You Will Struggle (Rod’s Glitchy Disco Mix)
London synthpop wonder Rodney Cromwell has announced details of his new ‘Black Dog’ EP, which he is releasing on the back of his debut LP ‘Age of Anxiety’, out earlier this year via Happy Robots Records. This new release introduces the modern electronic lover to some epic retro future synth music. Deeply influenced by artists such as OMD, New Order and Kraftwerk, he also utilises an arsenal of analogue synths, evoking the synthpop sound of the 70’s and 80’s, while also being forward looking and sounding fresh.
Rodney Cromwell’s music has crossover appeal that equally embraces synthpop and indiepop. It’s no wonder that Rodney Cromwell has gained solid support from the likes of Malcolm Holmes (OMD) and Rusty Egan (Visage, Rich Kids) for this release, not to mention BBC6 Music (Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe), Soho Radio (Pete Paphides), Radio 3 in Spain, many North American college radio stations and elsewhere in the world. As expressed by Malcolm Holmes of OMD: “Sounds like liquid gold. Age of Anxiety has renewed my faith in the digital age of electro pop”.
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’.
Rodney Cromwell will be appearing on 30 January 2016 at Elecrowerkz, Islington, supporting Massive Ego as part of the Electro London series of events www.electrolondonfestival.com.
On Black Dog:
1. Black Dog (Version)
4. Black Dog (Extended Version)
‘Age of Anxiety’ LP https://rodneycromwell.bandcamp.com/album/age-of-anxiety
‘Age of Anxiety’ playlist (3 tracks) https://soundcloud.com/shameless-promotion/sets/rodney-cromwell-age-of-anxiety
‘Barry Was An Arms Dealer’ Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8jfuc20QQ4
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