Syd Arthur – No Peace: Video Premiere
Watch Syd Arthur's video for new single No Peace
Canterbury four-piece Syd Arthur had quite the 2016. From playing huge arena shows in the US with the likes of Jake Bugg and touring with the like-minded force of White Denim, to releasing their most successful album to date, the year has cemented their reputation as a serious creative force.
Syd Arthur's fourth album Apricity marked a new sonic direction for the band: chillwave influences abounded and a new retro-futurism was introduced – not least on new single No Peace, one of the stand-out cuts from the record.
As frontman Liam Magill tells The Skinny: “No Peace is about information overload. We set out to write an inviting song with a message we can all relate to, a reminder to put that screen down once in a while and experience something more real.”
When asked about the striking video which accompanies the track, Magill tells us: “The video's colour pallette is orange and grey, reflecting the album artwork. The imagery was inspired by social media and the incessant objects that surround our modern existence. Visually we wanted it to have a minimalistic and clean look, but with added glitch and static to resemble the organised yet chaotic nature of the world.”