Playing neither straight synthpop nor effete indie rock, Rodney Cromwell’s sound has been compared to that of the vintage synth masters such as Kraftwerk, OMD and New Order alongside contemporary ‘retro futurists’ such as Black Marble and Pye Corner Audio.
His evocative synth driven-pop looks to the proto-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 new EP ‘Rodney English Disco’ current social and political tribulations inspired Rodney’s wry songs of woe.
Rodney Cromwell has been featured by the likes of NME, Electronic Sound Magazine, Huffington Post, RNE3 in Spain and by Steve Lamacq and Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music. In 2015 he was was named ‘Most Promising New Act’ by The Electricity Club and the song ‘Barry was an arms dealer’ featured in the 2015 Official Festive 50.
Earlier this year he was included on the Electronic Sound Magazine cover CD alongside Cavern of Anti-matter, John Foxx, Devo and more. He has played Festivals including Indietracks, Threshold and Madrid Popfest and supported the likes of Marsheaux, Death & Vanilla and Steve Davies.
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