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.
Peter's 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 are 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.
DEBUT SINGLE UNDER THE ICE RELEASED IN JULY 2018 THROUGH STAB IN THE DARK RECORDS
EXCERPTS FROM A LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCE RECORDED LIVE AT SOUNDWORKS STUDIOS, 2017
video: UNDER THE ICE
DEBUT SINGLE FEATURING DRONE FOOTAGE BY ITALIAN PHOTOGRAPHER MIRKO RUBALTELLI
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