“Modern-day cosmic rock…their music positively shimmers… oddball, trippy pop music that leapfrogs boundaries and eras. 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…In many ways, Apricity, suggests Syd Arthur’s long strange trip has only just begun.” **** – 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
“Their rather fittingly-named track [‘Sun Rays’ is] a myriad of golden hues and dancing…” – DIY
“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
“With Apricity, the boys have… 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
Syd Arthur release brand new track Death Wish via Communion today. Once an exclusive bonus track on the Japanese version of the album, Death Wish gets a worldwide release today. The band released their fourth album Apricity in October to stunning reviews. With Mojo among others labelling it their album of the week. Death Wish is Syd Arthur at their tight and melodic best. The track also works as a perfect aperitif for some big news coming from the band in January.
Syd Arthur is brothers Liam Magill, Joel Magill (bass, vocals), and Josh Magill (drums) and Raven Bush (violin, keyboards, mandolin). Formed in Canterbury, England, in 2003, the band has explored the myriad possibilities of improvisation, taking an exceptional approach born of prodigious musicianship, elemental song-craft, and an unabashed spirit of adventure. They have released four albums, including 2014’s Sound Mirror, and earned recognition as a thrilling live act. Syd Arthur has played myriad UK headline shows and support slots alongside such artists as The Strokes, Jonathan Wilson, The Pixies, Sean Lennon’s The Ghost Of A Sabertooth Tiger, and Paul Weller. The band recently hit the road with Jake Bugg in the U.S and recently finished a European tour with White Denim.