About Syd Arthur
They are the sons and heirs of the so-called Canterbury musicians of the 60s and 70s, still peddling the varied sound that is equal parts whimsical, psychedelic and progressive rock. For Syd Arthur, the ode to the past has worked in their favor, garnering an ever-growing fanbase that has exploded worldwide.
This quartet – Liam Magicll, Raven Bush, Fred Rother and Joel Magill – have not only merged past influences with modern contemporaries, they have learned how to engineer, produce and mix themselves using both analog and digital techniques. The end result has been albums like their debut "On and On" and the upcoming sophomore effort "Sound Mirror," due out on April 22.
Described as "Canterbury's dazzling new sons," Syd Arthur watched its star rise from the release of "On and On" all the way back in 2012. It spawned the single "Ode to Summer," and rightly earned them a warm welcome to go with the warm vibe they were producing. And now that their second album is in the works via Harvest Records (the same label that's home to names like Morrissey and Death Grips), fans are even more excited.
North Americans were among the first to hear the new material, as the band played East Coast dates in mid-February, including stops at Rough Trade and Mercury Lounge. They also played SXSW and will return for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival in Indio, California. Get out today to see Syd Arthur's intricate, high-energy live sets coming to a stage near you!
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