Syd Arthur

  • Tuesday | 12.02.13
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £7.50 advan...

The band at the forefront of the UK psychedelic revival take their name from the Buddha, Syd Barratt and Arthur Lee, their inspiration from psychedelic rock’s finest, and make it something truly their own. 

‘Syd Arthur are sons and heirs of those Canterbury musicians who did sometimes whimsical, sometimes intense things with psychedelic and progressive rock’
The Guardian

‘Dizzyingly intricate… they bristle with energy and ideas’ Q Magazine

‘Absurdly talented’ Word

Greatly inspired by the sonic pioneers of the late 60s and early 70s, Syd Arthur may revel in the music of decades long past but, as psychedelic rock goes, they match the hallucinogenic sounds of modern contemporaries like Wolf People, Black Mountain, Tame Impala – with imaginative, whimsically sweet, melodies

They seamlessly mix bucolic, retro reveries, devastating blasts of precision controlled riffing, sweeping folk, fleet-fingered mandolin work and a musical vocabulary that’s as fluently conversant with world music as it is the time signature twists of Soft Machine. 

Syd Arthur’s intricate, high-energy live sets, which to date include Glastonbury and Secret Garden slots, have resulted in a large underground following. With the benefit of an extra 40 years of popular music culture, WOMAD festivals and the entire world’s musical output at their fingertips, the Psychedelic genre no longer sits, gathering dust, in the decades gone by. Syd Arthur embrace its origins, lodge their feet in the present, and hold up a triumphant head, pointed firmly at the future. Come enjoy the trip.

This event will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.

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