There is a reason why bands release singles. It is a teaser for what is to come and with this single, Canterbury 4 piece Syd Arthur have certainly got my attention. I've no idea what the rest of their stuff sounds like but Ode To The Summer is a fitting epitaph if they were never to record anything else ever again.
This is a total killer of a single. Seriously... this is one of the best, if not the best single I have ever been asked to review. It flirts with jazz, rock and pop and you can see that these guys must have one hell of a record collection where Allan Holdsworth sits next to Soft Machine. It has a seriously infectious riff all driven along with some gloriously laid back jazzy vocals. A blissful masterpiece. I simply love this song and can't wait to see if their album can match this majesty.