News: Syd Arthur are currently on tour supporting their latest album Apricity. We've also penned notes for the new album.
Overview: When you name your band Syd Arthur, you're just begging to be compared to late 60s Pink Floyd combined with any number of whimsical early 70s UK progressive bands. And in Syd Arthur's case, given the band's home locale of Canterbury (really? you have to be from there, huh?), I think the indigenous reference has Pye Hastings' Caravan all over this. Well, one could do worse than be the missing link between Caravan's first album and If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You. Apricity sees the band moving away from progressive rock into a more neo psych / indie style. It's still quite good for what they are trying to achieve, but it's getting outside of my interest area. For now, I'm removing them from my A-List and we'll keep a close eye on them.
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