Deftly darting between blues, folk, psychedelia, Americana, indie-rock and soul, the husband-and-wife duo Ferris & Sylvester achieved great things with their debut album ‘Superhuman’. It debuted at #1 on the Official Jazz & Blues Albums Chart and went on to win widespread acclaim including UK Album of the Year at the 2023 UK Americana Awards.
Today Ferris & Sylvester shape up for bigger things to come as they share their new EP ‘Side A (Storm)’. It’s a curious title for an EP, but one that explains an innovative digital campaign as they build towards the release of their second album ‘Otherness’ on March 1st. The EP replicates Side A of the album in full, giving fans the opportunity to experience the album’s first side of vinyl in digital form.
‘Side A (Storm)’ features the duo’s four recent releases: ‘Dark Side’ which topped a flood of blues and rock playlists across Spotify and was issued alongside ‘Imposter’; the anti-love song ‘Don’t Fall In Love With Me’, which was highlighted as BBC Introducing’s Upload of the Week; and ‘Mother,’, which graced playlists spanning both Apple Music and Amazon Music.
‘Side A (Storm)’ is completed by the brand new song ‘End of the World’. Imagining a love ended only by an imminent apocalypse, it’s a song that encapsulates the duo’s latest evolution, their many charms topped by Issy’s gloriously heartfelt vocals. It’s a song that feels dizzyingly out of time, a late night haze of dream pop ambience and torch song yearning, its beguiling beauty matched by a haunting undercurrent.
The ‘Otherness’ album is available to pre-order or pre-save HERE. It will be released on three physical formats: a signed CD, regular black double-vinyl, and limited edition signed marbled red heavyweight double-vinyl.
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9th – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
10th – Portsmouth, The Wedgewood Rooms
14th – Hull, The New Adelphi Club
15th – York, The Fulford Arms
16th – Sunderland, Independent
17th – Cambridge, Portland Arms
20th – Huddersfield, The Parish
21st – Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
22nd – Brighton, Komedia
23rd – Bristol, Thekla
24th – Guildford, Boileroom
27th – Liverpool, Camp and Furnace
28th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
29th – Manchester, Deaf Institute
1st – London, Lafayette
6th – St. Albans, The Horn
7th – Dover, The Booking Hall
8th – Golant, Bar Silo Cornwall
9th – Falmouth, The Cornish Bank
11th – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
12th – Edinburgh, The Mash House
13th – Dublin, The Grand Social