Presented by Jamie Stephens
Produced by Zoe Allwood
Photographed and Directed by The Sprezz
Syd Arthur are a four piece band from Canterbury, Kent. Their intricate, high-energy live sets have been what the band are founded on, and over the past 5 years they have created a large following on the underground scene across the South of England, Europe and beyond. Festival veterans, the band have played from Glastonbury to the Secret Garden and back.
Not alone in their plight, the band have found themselves at the heart of an exciting new music scene bubbling away in the Canterbury area. The `Furthur Productions' collective, of which Syd Arthur have been an integral part, has provided the ideal platform for this scene, forging a uniquely organic aesthetic and experimenting with immersive audio-visual environments and hybrid analogue lightshows.
Recorded in an intensively creative week at the end of 2010, the tracks on their album 'Moving World' represent the most powerful possible expression of the band's potential up to this point. To liken 'Moving World' to the original Canterbury scene of artists like Soft Machine, Caravan, and Hatfield and the North is an easy starter, but this is what the Canterbury Sound artists might have come up with had they grown up with an extra 30-40 years of music history culture, WOMAD festivals and the entire world's musical output at their fingertips rather than just blues, jazz and R&B records. Here, Syd Arthur exhibit a genuine merging of worlds, rather than a forced or contrived world fusion music.
Syd Arthur's EP 'Moving World' is out now!
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