Syntax Error are a four piece Sydney guitar band that might strike some as post-rock, others as psychedelic and still others as the last outpost of a darker kind of Prog. This all-of-the-above comes from each member bringing their own unique sensibility to the music.
Most of their pieces are born out of improvising and letting those disparate influences create friction against each other, which leads to either harsh combustion or new and strange mutations. The music blurs spontaneity with composition, melody with noise, chaos with structure, light with shade.
Syntax Error are always an immersive experience.
Ben Aylward has been a mainstay on the Sydney music scene for many years playing in the seminal band Swirl and his current project the Fabels. His use of rhythm and colour helps to define Syntax Error's hypnotic, driven sound.
Matthew Syres pushes the envelope of possible guitar sounds through the extensive use of effects and abstract playing styles, perfected through years of playing in experimental, industrial and avant-garde acts including current improvising quartet Forenzics. The resulting soundscapes and textures add greatly to Syntax Error's sonic palette, creating a truly unique and atmospheric sound.
Peter Yates is a seasoned performer having played in many successful musical outfits in recent years.
Peters playing style is both melodic and percussive and is the perfect bridge between Ben's driving guitar and Matthew's more atmospheric sounds. His creative bass lines a combination of the driven and the atmospheric.
Providing the solid backbeat for Syntax Error is Ben Eadie. Over his drumming career Ben has performed styles as diverse as blues, swamp rock, cow punk, metal, noise, Motown, hip hop, funk and more. Ben brings these influences into Syntax Error to ensure that the drums provide a solid, colourful backdrop to the bands already rhythmical, atmospheric canvas.
RECORDED LIVE AT SOUNDWORKS STUDIOS, 2017
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FRANKIES PIZZA, SYDNEY CBD - june 21st, 9.30pm - 11.30pm
with time on earth
lazybones, marrickville - JUNE 26TH
with the randy WormHOles, mixed fortune and sawfish 623
the slyfox, enmore - july 8th, 7PM - 11PM
sicko FEATURING THE BEN FINK TRIo
THE TOWNIE, newtown - juLY 20Th
echo room record launch
captain cook hotel, PADDINGTON - august 18th
with time on earth and cigars of the pharaoh