Ferris & Sylvester release dramatic new single ‘Sickness’

The duo have a UK headline tour coming up next month. 

Ferris & Sylvester have released their brand new single Sickness. The blues/folk epic has launched with great support across the board. Their new single arrives as the critically acclaimed London duo performed at Eurosonic Festival in Holland last week.

After the release and sudden success of their kitchen recorded and self-produced EP Made In Streatham last year, the duo have expanded their sound and songwriting into deeper and darker places with Sickness alongside producer Michael Rendall (Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Echo & The Bunnymen).

The song builds from a quiet, self-destructive thought as though Issy Ferris is whispering in your ear, and becomes an outcry of both suffering and delight, led by Archie Sylvester’s powerful scorching guitar. With their combination of roots and blues, the duo deliver a sound which sits somewhere between Jack White and First Aid Kit.

Regarding the single Ferris & Sylvester say, “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.”

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.

Catch Ferris & Sylvester on tour: 
4 February – Leeds, Oporto
5 February – Glasgow, Poetry Club
6 February – Manchester, Eagle Inn
7 February – Birmingham, Cuban Embassy
9 February – Exeter, Cavern
11 February – London, The Lexington