Syd Arthur drops new single “Apricity”

Syd Arthur shares new song “Apricity”

Uk psych band Syd Arthur has released a brand-new track, entitled “Apricity,” today, with a video as well, Shot on location in the Kent countryside, a video for the song premieres today on Vevo. Singer-guitarist Liam Magill co-directed and conceptualized the video with Gavin Bush as part of a trilogy with parts two and three coming soon. “Apricity” is the title track from Syd Arthur’s upcoming new album, which will be released by Harvest Records on October 21st.

“This album is the distillation of everything we have been exploring in our music up until now, says the band. “It points forward into a (brave) new world of sonic development for us – in the songwriting and scope of what we are trying to achieve. We are very proud to announce our new album, ‘Apricity,’ into the world today. It seems like only a few weeks back we set off to Los Angeles to record with Jason Falkner at our friend Jonathan Wilson’s amazing studio in Echo Park. Recording to 2-inch analogue tape we set about recording the album in this most creative Californian space before returning to the UK for final mixing at our humble studio in Canterbury.”

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 songcraft, and an unabashed spirit of adventure. They have released three 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 White Denim, Jonathan Wilson, The Pixies, Sean Lennon’s The Ghost Of A Sabertooth Tiger, and Paul Weller.

Syd Arthur will hit the road with Jake Bugg on September 7th. Prior to that, they will perform at England’s Bushstock and Glastonbury Festivals, as well as Riot Fest in Denver and the Sonic Boom Festival and X Fest in Canada. Please see below for all of the band’s upcoming tour dates.

The track-list for Apricity is as follows:
Coal Mine
Plane Crash In Kansas
No Peace
Sun Rays
Into Eternity
Rebel Lands

Syd Arthur’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:
06/18 London, UK Bushstock Festival
06/24 Glastonbury, UK Glastonbury Festival
06/25 Glastonbury, UK Glastonbury Festival
07/13 London, UK Electrowerkz
09/02 Denver, CO Riot Fest
09/03 Edmonton, AB Sonic Boom Festival
09/04 Calgary, AB X Fest

With Jake Bugg:
09/07 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
09/08 Seattle, WA The Showbox
09/09 Portland, OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
09/10 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
09/12 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
09/13 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
09/20 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
09/21 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
09/23 Millvale, PA Mr Smalls Theatre
09/25 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
09/27 New York, NY Terminal 5
09/28 Boston, MA Royale
09/29 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre