Ferris & Sylvester Announce Exclusive Record Store Day Release
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.
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.
FERRIS & SYLVESTER SXSW SCHEDULE
08/03 - UKTI Showcase with Lush, Latitude 30 - 8:20pm
09/03 - Edge Rooftop, JW Marriott Hotel - 7pm
10/03 - #IMMERSEDinNI with Lowden Guitars, The Driskill - 2:30pm
13/03 - Back To Amy Exhibt, Holly Roller - 2pm
13/03 - Westin Showcase, 20th Floor, 310 E 5th St Austin - 7pm
14/03 - Austin City Limits Radio Broadcast, W Hotel - 7am
14/03 - Flatstock Stage, Austin Convention Centre - 2:30pm
15/03 - BBC Music x PPL x PRS Showcase, Latitude 30 - 8pm
Having released two EPs, their debut The Yellow Line in 2017 and 2018's Made In Streatham, Ferris & Sylvester have received vast critical praise across the board, including being featured in high profile lists such as Rolling Stone Magazine's 'Top 10 New Country Artists You Need To Know', NPR's Top 100 SXSW Artists and BBC Introducing's 'Best Of 2017' and 'Best Of 2018'. They have received strong radio support from Radio 1, BBC 6Music, Radio 2, Radio X and BBC Introducing.
Their latest EP Made In Streatham has received over three million plays on Spotify, following great support from the platform who put its singles in a number of high profile playlists including numerous New Music Fridays and charted at No.14 on the Spotify UK Viral Top 50. It also topped the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and continued to receive great support across the board at press and radio.
In 2018 the band expanded their sound and songwriting into deeper and darker places alongside producer Michael Rendall (Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Echo & The Bunnymen) on singles 'Burning River' and 'Sickness', which clocked up well over half a million plays in the first two months on Spotify. The songs led them to complete a live session for BBC Introducing at Madia Vale Studios amidst a wealth of acclaim across the board.
The band have enjoyed a monumental year of touring which has seen them play to thousands of people alongside the likes of Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, George Ezra and Jade Bird. They also performed at major festivals including Bath Festival, BST in Hyde Park, Eurosonic and Barn On The Farm. The band sold out their first ever UK headline tour at the start of 2019.
Ferris & Sylvester are proudly independent songwriters and performers. With a huge year of touring ahead they also have their eyes set on writing their debut album.