Trampled By Turtles + Ferris & Sylvester, London Electric Ballroom, Friday 16th November

Minnesota-based six piece Trampled By Turtles may be best known in the US, but their quirky take on bluegrass is spreading further afield, and spreading fast. At least, they’ve filled the not inconsiderable space of the Electric Ballroom for this show as part of the London Roots Festival with apparent ease. Appearing on stage at … Continue reading “Trampled By Turtles + Ferris & Sylvester, London Electric Ballroom, Friday 16th November”

Ferris & Sylvester “Burning River” – Listen

London duo Ferris & Sylvester have released their new single, ‘Burning River‘, which represents their first new music since their well received ‘Made in Streatham EP‘ from earlier this year. ‘Burning River‘ is the first  fruit of their brand new project which has been inspired by writing trips to Iceland and draws on the experience of … Continue reading “Ferris & Sylvester “Burning River” – Listen”

Ferris & Sylvester “Made in Streatham” (Archtop Records, 2018)

Ferris & Sylvester’s new EP Made In Streatham takes a bluesy twist on the indie folk singing and guitar picking, the five-track offering taking a different turn on the music fans heard on their first EP The Yellow Line. Their latest single from the EP Better in Yellow is a more uplifting song with the … Continue reading “Ferris & Sylvester “Made in Streatham” (Archtop Records, 2018)”

Ferris & Sylvester “Better in Yellow” – Listen

So, your friend has thrown out all her fashion clothes and is stalking around in an all black urban camouflage. What do you do? Well, if you are Issy Ferris and Archie Sylvester then you proffer some advice in the form of this song. Taken from their upcoming Made In Streatham EP it see’s the … Continue reading “Ferris & Sylvester “Better in Yellow” – Listen”

Ferris & Sylvester “The Room” – Listen

The Room is the lead single from London based duo Ferris & Sylvester’s forthcoming EP “Made In Streatham” which follows the release of their debut EP “The Yellow Line” earlier this year, the greatest “& Sylvester” pairing since Tweety Pie made that Sylvester’s life a living hell in the 1940s.  The EP saw the duo … Continue reading “Ferris & Sylvester “The Room” – Listen”

Ferris & Sylvester: “Save Yourself” – Listen

‘Save Yourself’ is the debut single from Ferris & Sylvester (Ferris is no relation to Tweety Pie), and it’s a bittersweet love song, with some haunting harmonies and delicate guitars, recorded in Youth’s Space Mountain Studios in Spain. They will be touring Ireland this month in support of Ánie Cahill. The pair also have a … Continue reading “Ferris & Sylvester: “Save Yourself” – Listen”

The Long Road Festival launches with Lee Ann Womack, Billy Bragg and more

We’re doing well for americana tinged festivals this year and today there’s the announcement of another one which says it’s bringing the “sounds of the country music scene to the UK” but actually has a broader line up than that makes it sound, but in a nice way. Taking place within the grounds of Stanford … Continue reading “The Long Road Festival launches with Lee Ann Womack, Billy Bragg and more”

Susto, Omeara, London, 6th February 2018

“Is there anybody in there? / Smoking weed with God.” The song, ‘Waves,’ the fifth in their set tonight, typifies much of where Justin Osborne’s head is at: namely, in songs about his drug taking past and the religious undertones of what’s described as “soul loss” (the loose translation of the Latin American term, Susto). … Continue reading “Susto, Omeara, London, 6th February 2018”