Syd Arthur Conjures Musical Canterbury Tales on its New Album

Festival Folk May 21, 2014 By Stephen Humphries Syd Arthur Syd Arthur is a South by Southwest success story. The four-piece British band—no, it’s not the name of an individual—raised money to attend last year’s annual music industry festival in Austin, Texas. At the time, Syd Arthur was a DIY outfit that only had one independently released album (2012’s On an On) to its name. The payoff? An A&R man for Harvest Records (a division of Capitol Music) signed the group after watching them play a SXSW show.