‘I DARE YOU’
WATCH HEREWINNERS OF THE
‘EMERGING ARTIST AWARD’
UK AMERICANA AWARDS 2020PLAYING WITH JADE BIRD
ON EUROPEAN TOUR
FEB / MARCH 2020ANNOUNCED FOR SXSW 2020
Ferris & Sylvester have released the video for their latest single ‘I Dare You’, which wraps up what has been a phenomenal year for the highly acclaimed London duo. The video premiered with Gigwise who called the song, “Pure, furious and carnal bluesy rock ‘n’ roll.”
From hushed folk beginnings, ‘I Dare You’ explodes into an epic piece of blues-rock, calling to mind the likes of The White Stripes or The Kills. The video flits between ethereal immersive colours of the pair, into an intense strobe-lit performance.
Regarding the video Ferris & Sylvester say, “It felt right to create something bold and vibrant. We shot the video whilst we were on tour and wanted to capture how it felt to play the song night after night. The song is angry and aggressive and we were keen to throw all of that at it. It certainly shows a darker shade of us and we’re proud to have to out there.”
‘I Dare You’ was released earlier this year ahead of Ferris & Sylvester’s largest headline tour yet, where they played over 20 dates across the UK and Ireland, including two sold out nights at London’s Omeara. The single received great support from BBC 6Music and BBC Introducing, alongside critical praise from Metro, The Independent and more.
Ferris & Sylvester have cemented themselves as the most exciting and talked about new name on the blues/Americana UK scene this year.
It was recently announced that the pair are the winners of the ‘Emerging Artist Award’ at the forthcoming UK Americana Awards 2020, selected by Radio 2’s Bob Harris.
The band also made a distinct mark on the US this year, making a killer debut at SXSW, where they performed in over 10 showcases, before returning to continue to impress at Americanafest in Nashville. Ferris & Sylvester have already been announced to play SXSW 2020. Before this the band will head out on tour across Europe with Jade Bird through February and March.
With the release of their highly anticipated debut album coming next year, Ferris & Sylvester’s unstoppable upward trajectory is set to continue through 2020.
Last month the band spent time in Seattle recording the album with the award-winning and Grammy-nominated producer Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, The Strokes). There are more very exciting announcements to follow on this soon…
FERRIS & SYLVESTER TOUR DATES
28th – London, Oslo (UK Americana Awards Showcase)
FEBRUARY (W) JADE BIRD
23rd – Stockholm, Debaser Strand
24th – Oslo, Parkteatret Scene
25th – Copenhagen, Vega Musikkens Hus
27th – Hamburg, Molotow
28th – Berlin, Musik & Frieden
29th – Warsaw, Hydrozagadka
MARCH (W) JADE BIRD
2nd – Prague, NoD
3rd – Vienna, Grelle Forelle
6th – Cologne, Luxor
7th – Brussels, Botanique / Rotonde
8th – Amsterdam, Paradiso
10th – Paris, La Maroquinerie
11th – Luxembourg, Rotondes
13th – Zurich, Plaza
14th – Bologna, Locomotiv
17th – Barcelona, Bikini
18th – Madrid, CaracolACCLAIM FOR FERRIS & SYLVESTER
“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
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