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Syd Arthur are devotees of a sound - sons and heirs of those Canterbury psychedelic and progressive rockers whose improvisational approach made the avant-garde accessible.

Winners of the Canterbury Best Local Band competition they eventually adopted the fitting name Syd Arthur — the "Syd" bit because of Barrett and "Arthur" with its intimations of the Kinks' album Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire). They created their own recording space, Wicker Studios, in 2009, and released their first EP… read more

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  • whatever happened to them?
  • enjoying their amorphous androgynous remixes much more than their stand alone albums.
  • Lots of Soft Machine vibes, I love it!
  • Great stuff!
  • Only known about this band for a couple of months and they're already among my favourite ever.
  • Absolutely amazing.
  • So, i've managed to get On An On playing in regular rotation in an indie coffee shop here. GENTLEMEN, THE NEXT ALBUM HAS TO BE NAMED AFTER ME AND I REQUEST KISSES
  • I fucking LOVE this band :)
  • Very good band. I absolutely love the sound -- especially now in the summer!
  • Seen this band couple of years back at shambala, great live and love the newer stuff

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