Following on from last single ‘Burning River’, the new release from duo Ferris & Sylvester – ‘Sickness’ – is a darkly delicious affair. Recorded alongside producer Michael Rendall (Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Echo & The Bunnymen), their gritty combination of roots and blues-folk delivers a sound which sits somewhere between Jack White and First Aid Kit.
“Sickness was one of the first songs we wrote together. It came quickly and felt powerful almost instantly. It’s about human relationships – the power and the frustration – and the desire to throw it all away.
“We recorded the track on our last day in the studio with Michael and continued into the early hours; it felt important to keep it raw and let the song speak for itself. Everything you hear was tracked live and a lot of it was recorded in one take, the guitar solo and vocals for instance. It’s our proudest piece of work to date.”
Issy Ferris’ hauntingly beautiful vocals paired with Archie Sylvester’s impressive guitar riffs and vocals, harmonise and blend together to form a perfect fusion of rootsy, folk noir that should cement their presence in the households of music lovers everywhere. We’re loving this track at the moment, check out the youTube video:
Last year Ferris & Sylvester won hearts and praise across the country as they played to thousands of people at huge shows with the likes of Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, George Ezra and Jade Bird, while also performing at major festivals including playing the main stage at Wilderness Festival and at BST in Hyde Park.
The duo are embarking on their first ever headline tour next month and I recommend you catch them on a date near you.
FERRIS & SYLVESTER FEBRUARY HEADLINE TOUR DATES
4th – Leeds, Oporto
5th – Glasgow, Poetry Club
6th – Manchester, Eagle Inn **SOLD OUT**
7th – Birmingham, Cuban Embassy
9th – Exeter, Cavern
11th – London, The Lexington
12th – Brighton, The Prince Albert
13th – Southampton, The Joiners
14th – Dublin, Sound House
Tickets are available now through ferrisandsylvester.com/tour