Winners of the UK AMA Emerging Artist award 2020, this is London duo Ferris & Sylvester’s new single, which is a wonderful bluesy rock’n’roll howl of a song. Excellent video too.
Issy Ferris and Archie Sylvester formed a duo in 2016 and, since then, have released a string of critically acclaimed singles and EPs, including 2018’s ‘Made in Streatham’, which was recorded in the kitchen of their flat in London. Through constant touring and stylish videos, they have been steadily building up a sizeable fanbase and … Continue reading “Interview: Ferris & Sylvester”
2019 has been a breakthrough year for Ferris & Sylvester. With slots at various festivals, including Glastonbury, Black Deer, Isle of Wight and Americanafest in Nashville, the duo has been reaching out to new audiences and winning over plenty of fans. Their rich Americana sound is a blend of influences – blues, pop, country – … Continue reading “Ferris & Sylvester + Roseanne Reid, The Portland Arms, Cambridge, 30th September 2019”
The country meets folk of Ferris & Sylvester is to the fore on this their new single, originally released to coincide with Record Store Day. It finds the duo trying to bring the directness of youth to the complicated business of telling someone that you like them…you know, really like them…that way. And telling someone … Continue reading “Ferris & Sylvester “Flying Visit” – Listen”
Glasgow’s Poetry Club is a great place for an intimate gig. With a sold-out crowd of 125, it was the perfect venue for the second night of Ferris & Sylvester’s first headline tour. The duo of Issy Ferris and Archie Sylvester had a simple set up tonight, just the pair of them, their guitars, bass, … Continue reading “Ferris & Sylvester, The Poetry Club, Glasgow, Tuesday 5th February 2019”
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”
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”
A video done by Aardman (with Shiny Eye) of Wallace and Gromit fame just has to be posted. and when it comes with a song like this from Ferris and Sylvester, well, it’s a perfect combination. Beautiful.
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)”
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”