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Blur’s Dave Rowntree signs to Cooking Vinyl

By | Published on Thursday 18 November 2021

Dave Rowntree

Blur drummer Dave Rowntree has signed an artist services deal with Cooking Vinyl to release his debut solo album, which is set to arrive sometime next year.

“As a kid I used to spend hours spinning the dial on my radio, dreaming of escape to all the places whose exotic stations I heard”, says Rowntree. “I’ve tried to make an album like that – tuning through the spectrum, stopping at each song telling a story about a turning point in my life, then spinning the dial and moving on. I’m very excited to be releasing the album on Cooking Vinyl next year”.

Managing Director of Cooking Vinyl Rob Collins adds: “Dave’s album blew me away and there wasn’t anything going to stop me releasing it. He’s a very talented drummer!”

In recent years, Rowntree has been composing music for TV and film, with work showing up in Bros documentary ‘After The Screaming Stops’, BBC One’s ‘The Capture’ and Netflix series ‘The One’.