Dave Rowntree

Drummer/DJ — London

Name, where are you from? 
Dave Rowntree, from Colchester now living in London.

What do you do?
I’m the drummer in Blur, as well as being a DJ, songwriter, and criminal lawyer.

Describe your style in three words.
Never grow up.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
'I Want To Be Like You' from the Jungle Book. Still one of my favourite songs.

How should your music be listened to?
We sent some of our music on a probe to Mars - it should be listened to on other planets.

What do you miss about home when you’re on tour?
The people I love, and my telescope.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
I grew up listening to The Beatles, Cream, Burt Bacharach, Stephane Grappelli and Oscar Peterson and Scott Walker. All incredibly inspirational musicians.

I Want To Be Like You - The Jungle Book
First song I played on repeat. Still one of my favourite songs.

My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
Beautiful sentiments set to beautiful music.

Rock Lobster - The B52s
Proof that great pop singles can be longer than 3 minutes.

Rusty Nails - Moderat
Genius Dance.

Eggshells - Aqualung
Imaginative accomplished Pop.

Not into u (lunar surf) - Astronomyy
Can't explain why I like this so much - but I've never played it only once...

Tierney Terrace - Loyle Carner
If there's any justice in the world, he'll be huge.

Love & Hate - Michael Kiwanuka
My favourite track of 2016 so far. Can't wait for the album.

Name, where are you from? 
Dave Rowntree, from Colchester now living in London.

What do you do?
I’m the drummer in Blur, as well as being a DJ, songwriter, and criminal lawyer.

Describe your style in three words.
Never grow up.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
'I Want To Be Like You' from the Jungle Book. Still one of my favourite songs.

How should your music be listened to?
We sent some of our music on a probe to Mars - it should be listened to on other planets.

What do you miss about home when you’re on tour?
The people I love, and my telescope.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
I grew up listening to The Beatles, Cream, Burt Bacharach, Stephane Grappelli and Oscar Peterson and Scott Walker. All incredibly inspirational musicians.

I Want To Be Like You - The Jungle Book
First song I played on repeat. Still one of my favourite songs.

My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
Beautiful sentiments set to beautiful music.

Rock Lobster - The B52s
Proof that great pop singles can be longer than 3 minutes.

Rusty Nails - Moderat
Genius Dance.

Eggshells - Aqualung
Imaginative accomplished Pop.

Not into u (lunar surf) - Astronomyy
Can't explain why I like this so much - but I've never played it only once...

Tierney Terrace - Loyle Carner
If there's any justice in the world, he'll be huge.

Love & Hate - Michael Kiwanuka
My favourite track of 2016 so far. Can't wait for the album.

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