Monday 21 January 2019

LISTEN: Ferris & Sylvester - 'Sickness'

New Ferris & Sylvester is always cause for celebration! The duo have been turning heads across the board for the last year or so with their beautiful blend of the sounds of folk and blues, supporting the likes of George Ezra, Robert Plant and Eric Clapton and garnering immense support from BBC Introducing, leading to the recent announcement of a show at the BBC Music showcase at SXSW Festival. It's been around a year since the release of their Made In Streatham EP, a self-produced and kitchen recorded effort that gave us the total tune Better In Yellow. Though I love that EP this new track is in my opinion their best yet - it's a slow burner to begin, but builds to deliver an incredibly powerful and intense second half.

Writing of the song, the band say that "Sickness was one of the first songs we wrote together [...] 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 Rendall (Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney & Echo & The Bunnymen) and continued into the early hours; it felt important to keep it raw and let the song speak for itself [...] 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."

If you like what you're hearing, here's a friendly reminder that the duo head out on their first ever headline tour in February, with a nine date tour across the UK and Ireland, including London's The Lexington on February 11th. Find more details of that here.

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