James McArthur Collaborates With Syd Arthur's Joel Magill


London based prog-friendly singer songwriter James McArthur has collaborated with Syd Arthur bassist Joel Magill on his forthcoming new album.

You can hear the song, Burnt Moth, which also lends its name to the title of McArthur’s forthcoming new album, below. Speaking of the song itself, McArthur says: “The first half of the song sees the jails full and the heart empty. The second half sees the heart full and the jails empty. It’s a positive tune looking for a natural fix. The song is about how there are many complicated and negative things in life that could be changed and improved by a simple action - Anything is possible.”

Magill, along with fellow Syd Arthur band member Raven Bush also appeared on McArthur’s 2015 album Strange Readings From The Weather Station. Burnt Moth, McArthur’s third album, will be released in January. Syd Arthur have just released their latest album, Apricity.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.