Single Review – Syd Arthur – Sun Rays

The Oxfordshire quartet started out as a Psychedelic Jazz group and through that novelty has gradually worn away over the years, they remain an intriguing prospect. They have announced that their fourth studio album Apricity is out on October 21st with their new single ‘Sun Rays’ being the first taste of it. The song hints at a more open and powerful sound with high sweeping synths and a drawn out rhythm section that is pinned down by prominent percussion and ringing riffs. This is not to say that they have lost any of their eccentricity though; The close and gentle vocals deliver typically nuanced Psychedelic lyrics. They have previously been given the label of “The British Tame Impala” and they certainly operate in that Innerspeaker territory, but they have a more delicate approach and this will surely be appreciated come October. 

Owen Riddle