"Arthr was born from a love of live performance, electronic & experimental music and animation that comes to life through an animated character - Arthr. The ‘Arthr sound’ has been developed through an exploration of powerful film scores as well as dreamy, gritty electronic & experimental music. It’s a varied mix in terms of genre, brought together by similar themes such as melody, keys and live percussion that run throughout. As well as being heavily electronically influenced, live performance plays a key part, incorporating bass, rhythm/lead guitars, drums, keyboards and a host of other instruments."
Concepts & Processes
After playing several shows together, it became clear that a collaboration between Arthr & King Colobus had to happen. Shortly after both had played Leopallooza, ideas & instrumentals were thrown back & forth until Arthr received a demo from the band whilst travelling home from Naples. This would end up becoming the final version of ‘Whisperings Of The World’.
‘Vast Amounts of Yesterday’ is the latest three track EP from Arthr that’s packed full of nostalgia and draws on our desire to revisit times past.. The leading track ‘Shrinking Violet’ is dance focussed with an infectious arpeggiated bass line, layered over a backdrop of warbling synths that sets the tone for this EP. The B side continues to evoke these themes with the addition of detailed orchestral arrangements, gritty broken beats and modular synth sequences giving, ‘Butterflies in a Gale’ and ‘Leading Somewhere’ a luscious alternative feel to the release.
‘Turn The Table’ is the latest single from Arthr featuring Israeli born singer Hagar Levy. With a strong orchestral influence and a solid driving bass, Turn The Table has mountains of energy and is a good fit for the summer! In amongst the energised choruses, delicate & intimate verses give the listener a clear insight into Hagar’s influences such as Jill Scott, Alicia Keys and Tori Amos. The single also includes a radio edit for commercial airplay.
This Halloween sees the release of 2 tracks exclusive to tape/bandcamp. Both pieces feature haunting dialogue, live drums & plenty of nostalgic warble to make you feel reminiscent this Autumn.