Syd Arthur w/ Laucan + Cousin Kula
23rd November @ Bau Wau, Brighton, UK.
+ Syd Arthur
“unique, soulful and trippy in the best sense”
⋆⋆⋆⋆ The Guardian
“As playful as they are serious and as innovative as they are traditional, this is surely what Syd Arthur set out to be.”
Syd Arthur had a stellar 18 months. 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 recent 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 groove. A band adaptive enough, bold enough, to tour with White Denim and The Strokes.