Ferris & Sylvester “I Should be on a Train” (LAB Records, 2020)

Ferris & Sylvester have managed to be around on the folk scene around for years while not having a single album to their name. With twelveish singles and now two EPs, appetite for their particular brand of soulful folk is thoroughly whetted. Ferris & Sylvester are a duo from Streatham who have been singing their way into festival revellers’ hearts since BBC Introducing introduced them to the scene in 2018. Their close harmonies and gentle blues-tinged guitars sound familiar and well-worn, but this duo is unusual in that both Ferris & Sylvester have voices like squeezy honey in a truckstop diner’s booth. They sing about Streatham as if it were somewhere just off Route 66! Continue reading “Ferris & Sylvester “I Should be on a Train” (LAB Records, 2020)”

Ferris & Sylvester “Everyone Is Home” – Listen

Ferris & Sylvester won the ‘Emerging Artist Award’ at the Americana Music Association UK’s Awards this year which should have set them up for a busy 12 months of touring, and then – well, we all know what happened next.  The duo haven’t been wasting their time in lockdown – there’s been a flurry or song writing including today’s new song. Continue reading “Ferris & Sylvester “Everyone Is Home” – Listen”

Video: The Blue Highways and Friends “Days Like This” Charity Single

In these strange times, we must ensure that we look out for the vulnerable, the marginalised and the lonely more than ever.  Today, 28th April, The blue Highways release a cover of Van Morrison’s beautiful ‘Days Like This’ with the help from some great artists, including Ferris and Sylvester, Pete Gow, Emily Barker, Robert Vincent and more.  This is a fundraiser in support of Women’s Aid, a charity that works with the victims of domestic abuse in the UK.  Continue reading “Video: The Blue Highways and Friends “Days Like This” Charity Single”

Interview: Ferris & Sylvester

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 creating a real buzz; the video for recent single ‘Flying Visit’ has been viewed 57,000 times on YouTube in the last four months. 2019 has seen Ferris & Sylvester play various festivals, including Black Deer, Isle of White, Glastonbury and AmericanaFest in Nashville. Soon, they will be returning to the USA to record new songs and 2020 looks set to be even bigger. After completing their biggest headline tour to date, the pair took the time to talk to Andrew Frolish of Americana UK about performing, song writing and preparing to record their first full-length album. Continue reading “Interview: Ferris & Sylvester”