SYD ARTHUR UNVEIL NEW SINGLE & VIDEO FOR ‘NO PEACE’ – VIA COMMUNION.
Syd Arthur return with new single No Peace released on Communion/Harvest.
Singer Liam Magill says of the video:
“No Peace is about information overload. We set out to write an inviting song with a message we can all relate to, a reminder to put down that screen down once in a while and experience something more real.
The video’s colour pallette is orange and grey reflecting the album artwork. The imagery was inspired by social media and the incessant objects that surround our modern existence. Visually we wanted it to have a minimilistic and clean look but with added glitch and static to resemble the organised yet chaotic nature of the world.”
Syd Arthur had a stellar 2016. From playing huge arena shows in the US, touring with fellow progressive-experimentalists White Denim to releasing their most successful album to date – the year has cemented their reputation as a serious creative force. The album, Apricity, marked a new sonic direction for the band, chillwave influences abounded and a new retro-futurism was formed – not least on new single No Peace – one of the stand-out cuts from the record.
Syd Arthur have built an enviable reputation as a band apart. Formed out of the forest party rave scene in their home county, and with a hard-won DIY self-sufficiency, they developed a sound and approach miles beyond their foursquare indie peers. Here was swirling rock with psychedelic textures, guitar-based trance with a funk groove. A band adaptive enough, bold enough, to tour with White Denim and The Strokes. Not to mention a sold-out U.S. tour with Jake Bugg.
Syd Arthur is brothers Liam Magill, Joel Magill (bass, vocals), and Josh Magill (drums) and Raven Bush (violin, keyboards, mandolin). Formed in Canterbury, the band has explored the myriad possibilities of improvisation, taking an exceptional approach born of prodigious musicianship, elemental songcraft, and an unabashed spirit of adventure.
2017 is already shaping up to be another stunning year for Syd Arthur.
“A myriad of golden hues and dancing…” – DIY
“Imagine Tame Impala if Kevin Parker had spent his formative years at rave parties in the Kent woods rather than stoned out of his gourd in Perth.” **** – Mojo
As playful as they are serious and as innovative as they are traditional, this is surely what Syd Arthur set out to be.” **** – Q
“It’s a super summery, nostalgia-tinged… sounds like it’s being played through an Instagram filter – very chilled and with this underlying theme of lost innocence.” – The Independent
“Plenty of new ground breaking sonically speaking, and a whole lot of technical brilliance…top-class musicianship that’s fiercely experimental, pushing at the boundaries of what improvisation can achieve.” – Wonderland
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