The folk duo has been carving their way in the industry for two years, playing with an array of renowned singer-songwriters like themselves, including James Blunt and George Ezra. But what they showed us on Tuesday is a far cry from the cliche lyrics, lap steel guitar and insincere hooks of their classmates. Their music already had a unique, [honest], raw sound. What they give us now is a stronger instrumental motive, lyrics that tear at your soul and get into your bloodstream, throbbing bass lines and [ambitious] scores. Paired with the chilling vocals of dungaree clad Izzy and prickling duets with Archie, their new music is not only innovative but downright outstanding.
Ferris & Sylvester gave us a look into a short film made in Iceland, whose panoramic views of the lake, and film footage of the duo on frosty beaches and in record stores is the perfect accompaniment to their tracks. The release of the EP is due to happen soon, and we cannot wait.
FERRIS & SYLVESTER TOUR DATES
22nd – Reeperbahn, Hamburg
28th – BBC Music Day
29th – Common Ground Festival, London
8th – London, Dingwalls (w) Donovan Frankenreiter
15th – Dublin, Vicar Street (w) John Oates
17th – Manchester, RNCM Concert Hall (w) John Oates
19th – London, Cadogan Hall (w) John Oates
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