NEW SINGLE RELEASED
FLAME RED VINYL RELEASED TOMORROW (APRIL 13th)
ON TOUR WITH BILLY LOCKETT & WILDWOOD KIN THROUGH APRIL / MAY
PLAYING SUMMER FESTIVALS INCLUDING
THE GREAT ESCAPE, LIVE AT LEEDS, BOARDMASTERS + MANY MORE
Ferris & Sylvester have released their brand new single ‘Flying Visit’. The soulful love song finds the pair baring their hearts and pleading for the other to stay through their raw vocal delivery. The song begins and ends with the simple statement ‘I love you’, and travels through a child-like yet sombre confession accompanied by guitar, strings and a hammond organ.
Regarding the single Ferris & Sylvester say, “Quite simply, it’s a love song. It’s all the things that we often want to say – ‘I love you, please don’t leave me’ – but we stop ourselves because we’re grown up and grown ups don’t do that. Children are much better at speaking their minds and that’s what inspired this song – unaffected and unashamed love.”
Additionally, Ferris & Sylvester launch an exclusive flame red 12” vinyl for Record Store Day tomorrow (April 13th), which features a wonderfully stark stripped down demo version of ‘Flying Visit’.
The Record Store Day vinyl also features the highly acclaimed singles ‘Sickness’ and ‘Burning River’. The songs are some of their most raw and powerful and have clocked up millions of plays on Spotify, while receiving radio support across the board of Radio 1, BBC 6Music, Radio 2, Radio X and BBC Introducing – who also invited them to record a live session at Maida Vale Studios.
Regarding the release Ferris & Sylvester say, “We’re so proud to be getting involved with Record Store Day this year. We’re keen record collectors and we’ve always dreamed about bringing out our own vinyl. It is a real a milestone. It feels amazing to actually hold it in our hands and spin it on our turntable! These songs show where we are as songwriters at this moment in time. There’s something about printing them onto vinyl that celebrates that for us and everyone who has supported the music.”
Ferris & Sylvester have been quick to make 2019 their most important and exciting year yet. The band completed their first ever UK headline tour, which saw them sell out the entire nine-date run across the country – a testament to their rapidly growing and expectant fanbase.
They played their first ever shows in the US and headed out to Texas to play a number of dates throughout SXSW festival. They proved themselves one of the hottest tipped artists of the week, featuring in NPR’s ‘Austin 100’ list, while also spotlighted by Mandatory, Austin City Limits and many more.
Ferris & Sylvester are one of the UK’s hardest working live bands and continue to play more shows across the world over the coming months.
They have just finished a European tour with Billy Lockett and kick off the UK leg tonight (April 12th) at the Birmingham O2 Institute 2. Following this Ferris & Sylvester will play as part of the Under The Apple Tree UK tour this month with Wildwood Kin.
The band are also playing a number of high profile festivals throughout the summer including Live At Leeds, Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape, Black Deer Festival, Belladrum Festival, Boardmasters and many more.
Ferris & Sylvester are on an unstoppable upward trajectory and winning hearts across the world with their distinctive blend of blues, folk and Americana. Their tour dates can be found below and they have even more exciting announcements to follow shortly.
FERRIS & SYLVESTER TOUR DATES
12th – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2 (w) Billy Lockett
13th – Manchester, Deaf Institute (w) Billy Lockett
18th – Glasgow, King Tuts (w) Billy Lockett
25th – Oxford, O2 Academy – Under The Apple Tree Tour (w) Wildwood Kin
26th – Liverpool, Arts Club – Under The Apple Tree Tour (w) Wildwood Kin
27th – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2 – Under The Apple Tree Tour (w) Wildwood Kin
29th – Bristol, Fleece – Under The Apple Tree Tour (w) Wildwood Kin
30th – London, O2 Academy Islington – Under The Apple Tree Tour (w) Wildwood Kin
2nd – Glasgow, King Tuts – Under The Apple Tree Tour (w) Wildwood Kin
3rd – Newcastle, O2 Academy 2 – Under The Apple Tree Tour (w) Wildwood Kin
4th – Nottingham, Bodega – Under The Apple Tree Tour (w) Wildwood Kin
4th – Live At Leeds Festival, Leeds
5th – Liverpool Sound City Festival, Liverpool
6th – Manchester, Academy 3 – Under The Apple Tree Tour (w) Wildwood Kin
7th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio – Under The Apple Tree Tour (w) Wildwood Kin
10th – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
24th – Elderflower Fields Festival, Uckfield
26th – How The Light Gets In Festival, Hay-On-Wye
15th – Bushstock Festival, London
21st – Black Deer Festival, Tunbridge Wells
6th – Eskfest, Lake District
12th – G! Festival, Faroe Isalnds
17th – Veszprem Street Music Festival, Hungary
19th – HebCelt, Scotland
23rd – Kobuci Festival, Budapest
2nd – Neverworld Festival, Hever
3rd – Belladrum Festival, Inverness
10th – Boardmasters Festival, Newquay
“A great band, with lovely harmonies who opened for us last year. I’m sure they’ll continue to go from strength to strength in 2019.”
“From bluesy guitars that storm and shimmer to unison vocals that build to a massive group sing-along. It heads straight for the brain’s joy receptors, and damned if it doesn’t hit its target.”
“A rich and fully realised sound that leaves you pining for a full length.”
“An masterpiece of Brit Folk that should already have made them household names.”
“Rage-ridden brilliance. One of the best songs of the last five years.”
Sarah Gosling, BBC Introducing
“Alt Simon & Garfunkel… dreamy pop with spikey sentiments.”
“Their contagious blend of country and rambunctious rockabilly is beautifully delivered”
“Sluicing together Americana-leanings with elements of blues, soul, and even a dash of pop, the pair seemed to tap into something primal.”
“A major new talent.”
Richard Madeley, Radio 2
“Ferris & Sylvester’s harmonies and grounded tones seem like they were born together.”
“Something very special indeed”
Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland