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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 and recorded three Peel Sessions) and one half of tweecore electronica two-piece Arthur and Martha.
His debut solo album as Rodney Cromwell was made almost entirely on analogue gear. It evokes the synthpop sound of the 70’s and 80’s while still sounding forward-looking and fresh. Danceable rhythms combine with melodic bass lines, the chimes of toy instruments and the bleeps of antique moogs, while maintaining a classic pop aesthetic. The LP explores themes such as juvenescent paranoia, romantic despair, love, loss, panic and depression. Despite its themes of postmillennial tribulation, the LP retains an upbeat pop sensibility. Alice Hubley of Arthur and Martha and Cosines features on the duet 'You Will Struggle' and the single 'Black Dog'
The album featured in numerous best of year lists including that of Electronic Sound Magazine and Cromwell was named ‘most promising new act’ by The Electricity Club. The track 'Barry Was An Arms Dealer' was voted into the Official Festive 50 as compiled by Dandelion Radio. Rodney Cromwell is working on a new EP for 2018.