Syd Arthur: Hometown Blues
There has been a slight change of plans... Ever since we touched down in Los Angeles this week, it appears that things have just been happening. Whether the flow be in a forwards or backwards motion (from my car breaking down to filming sessions at the Roxy), we seem to just go with it. A recent gust of wind blew some weekend 2 Coachella wristbands our way; call it the cosmic Californian skies or call it 'LA', we have yet to figure it out ourselves.
There are a slue of talented musicians we can't wait to see at Coachella, several from our second home across the pond. Syd Arthur is one band in particular who we have had our ear tuned into ever since seeing them open for White Denim last November at London's Village Underground. The four lads hail from Cantenbury, England and play a mean version of their predecessor's psychedelic folk-rock. Think Jethro Tull draped in a jazzy poncho previously worn by Tunng.
They just released the track "Hometown Blues" off of their upcoming album 'Sound Mirror'. The track comes straight after their Coachella debut and just in time for us to catch them for weekend 2. Syd Arthur does an impressive job combining elements of folk, jazz, psychedelia, blues, rock all served alongside a healthy portion of funk.
Their psychedelic riffs are gong to be perfect paired alongside Californian desert backdrop. To top it off, I may or may not be wearing a poncho as I write this... which I'll choose to blame for my hippy vibes right now. Alas, see you in the desert.