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Syd Arthur

Syd Arthur


Syd Arthur are an English psychedelic rock band, formed in Canterbury in 2003 by brothers frontman Liam and bassist Joel Magill, drummer Fred Rother and violinist Raven Bush. Raven Bush is the nephew of singer Kate Bush. Rother was officially replaced by the Magills' younger brother Josh in 2016.

The band released their self-titled debut album in 2006 on Madman Records and the Kingdoms Of Experience EP in 2008. The band then set up their own recording space, Wicker Studios, and their own label, Dawn Chorus Recording Company. In 2011 they self-released the Moving World EP and "Ode to the Summer" single, before releasing their second album, On an On, in July 2012. The band's bassist, Joel Magill, stated that the band released the album themselves "because it’s the only way we know. It may have been harder and longer for us but it has given us more satisfaction, I think. But if a major label waved a lot of money at us and said you could work with anyone you wanted we would have to think about that". The band undertook their first nationwide tour to promote the album in February 2013. The band supported Paul Weller on tour in October 2013, invited the band to record in his studio and tipped the band for success in 2014 in the NME.

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