Ferris & Sylvester announce exclusive Record Store Day release
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Ferris & Sylvester have announced the release of an exclusive flame red 12” double A-side vinyl of their critically acclaimed singles ‘Sickness’ and ‘Burning River’ for Record Store Day 2019 on April 13th. Watch BELOW.
The singles kick started what has already been an incredible year for Ferris & Sylvester. Delivering their most raw and powerful music yet they have received 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.
‘Sickness’ and ‘Burning River’ have clocked up millions of plays on Spotify alongside receiving high profile press support from the likes of The Independent, NPR, Clash Magazine and many more.
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 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.”
The band have just finished 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.
As one of the UK’s hardest working live bands Ferris & Sylvester continue to play more shows across the world over the coming months.
Ferris & Sylvester are set to make their first appearance in the US and are heading out to Austin, Texas to play a wealth of shows across SXSW festival. Following this they head out on tour across Europe and the UK with Billy Lockett throughout March and April. Ferris & Sylvester will also play as part of the Under The Apple Tree UK tour in April 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.
"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." - Robert Plant
“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.” - NPR
“A rich and fully realised sound that leaves you pining for a full length.” - Rolling Stone
“An masterpiece of Brit Folk that should already have made them household names.” - MOJO
“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.” - The Guardian
“Their contagious blend of country and rambunctious rockabilly is beautifully delivered” - The Independent
“Sluicing together Americana-leanings with elements of blues, soul, and even a dash of pop, the pair seemed to tap into something primal.” - Clash
“A major new talent.” - Richard Madeley, Radio 2
“Ferris & Sylvester’s harmonies and grounded tones seem like they were born together.” - BBC Introducing
“Something very special indeed” - Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland
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March 7, 2019 4:00am ET by Pressparty