So, Syd Arthur have finally released something off their forthcoming third album, Apricity. They've made a video for the title track, which is a reworking of an old acoustic number called "Honest Land". It's taken me a while to get used to this heavily sequenced version, as the original "breathed" in a way very particular to Liam and Raven's extraordinary musical interaction. But they've got really into their analogue synths of late and it makes for an interesting departure, this new album (I heard the whole thing months ago but promised not to share it!).
This was filmed at an old WWII "pillbox" in a field off the Thanet Way, our friend Chilton on projections:
And here's something that a lot of us have been waiting for. A couple of summers ago a US-based crew (directed by Dilly Gent, an Englishwoman responsible for numerous Radiohead videos) came to Canterbury to make a documentary about them. I helped to facilitate the woodland gig which Liam, Raven and Joel played, featuring some tracks off Sound Mirror and "Dorothy" from On An On, have been curious to see how it came out: