In 1966, Pink Floyd gained momentum in London's underground scene, becoming a house band at the UFO Club, a key venue for psychedelic music. Their live performances were marked by long improvisations and experimental soundscapes, which set them apart from other bands. The group began to incorporate elaborate light shows into their performances, which became a signature aspect of Pink Floyd's live concerts.The band attracted the attention of manager Peter Jenner, who helped them navigate the music industry and secure a record deal with EMI. 

This partnership would lead to the release of their first single, "Arnold Layne," in 1967. The groundwork for Pink Floyd's debut album, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn," was being laid as they continued to develop their unique style. They also played at other influential venues and events, like the International Times' "14-Hour Technicolor Dream," solidifying their reputation as one of the most innovative bands in the psychedelic music scene.