Syd Arthur live review - Bush Hall, London
Venue: Bush Hall, London
Young Canterbury proggers get involved with Bushstock.
A plethora of musicians and live music fans are roaming the streets of this part of Shepherd’s Bush as the multi-act, multi-venue Bushstock festival gets into full swing. Tucked away among the pop and indie bands, blues guitarists and DJs are Canterbury-based jazz/prog/funk outfit Syd Arthur, playing at the delightfully appointed Bush Hall.
As is customary at such events, bands wrestle with strict time slots, a certain amount of gear sharing and minimal space or set-up time, so it’s unsurprising that the Arthurs start slightly late and play a more truncated show than fans might have hoped for. Perhaps calculating that the audience aren’t likely to be overly partisan or familiar with their back catalogue, the band plump for a set taken entirely from the Apricity album, their as-yet unreleased follow-up to 2014’s Sound Mirror.