sydGet to know SONiC BOOM 2016 artist Syd Arthur below.

SONiC BOOM 2016 goes down at Borden Park this Labour Day long weekend. In addition to massive artists like Twenty One Pilots and The Lumineers you’ll likely be discovering some of your new favourite artists. Here are 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Sunday’s BOOM openers Syd Arthur.

  1. Syd Arthur is a psychedelic jazz band (not a person) whose name is inspired by one of their favourite books Siddhartha, their favourite Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett and their favourite Kinks album Arthur.

2. They are a family band with brothers Liam and Joel starting the group in 2003 and their brother Josh joining this year.

3. The band’s violinist Raven Bush, is the nephew of UK singer, song-writer Kate Bush.

4. The band has had help crafting their sound from UK legend Paul Weller.

5.  Their brand new album “Apricity” will be released on October 21st. Here is the first single.

SONiC BOOM is Sept 3/4 with single-day and full-weekend passes on-sale now.

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