Syd Arthur are a quartet of Canterbury-based devotees of sound immersed in the simple pleasures of songwriting, performance and exploratory musical interplay. Greatly inspired by the sonic pioneers of the late 60s and early 70s, they have learned how to engineer, produce and mix themselves, using an innovative hybrid of analogue and digital techniques.
Syd Arthur may revel in the music of decades long past but, as psychedelic rock goes, they match the hallucinogenic sounds of modern contemporaries like Wolf People, Black Mountain, Tame Impala – with imaginative, whimsically sweet, melodies.
When the band released early tracks in 2010 (on their Moving World EP) they were swiftly picked up by The Guardian and included in their Band of The Day feature.
On their debut album proper, they seamlessly mix bucolic, retro reveries, devastating blasts of precision controlled riffing, sweeping folk, fleet-fingered mandolin work and a musical vocabulary that’s as fluently conversant with world music as it is the time signature twists of Soft Machine.
Syd Arthur’s intricate, high-energy live sets, which to date include Glastonbury and Secret Garden slots, have resulted in a growing following – one that is also burgeoning in Europe as they continue to pick up tours in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and most recently Italy.
Support act announced!
Supporting Syd Arthur will be Lancaster-based singer-songwriter Daniel Orr.
Daniel is an acoustic performer influenced by the spirit and warmth found in music by The Verve, Prince and New Order.
He has been busy gigging on the Lancaster circuit with a set which drifts between self-penned songs and a handful of covers.
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