The acclaimed British blues-rock duo FERRIS & SYLVESTER (Issy Ferris and Archie Sylvester) have released “Golden”, the latest single to be lifted from their forthcoming debut album Superhuman, which is set for release March 11th, 2022 via PIAS/Integral.
It’s a clattering bucket of fun and joy, with loose-wristed, funky bounce, and clipped guitar rhythms and is reminiscent of a chipping bird, speeded-up version of “Jealous Guy”. Inspirational!
The convivial rendering offers another atmospheric perspective to the band’s already luciferous euphony as they deliver pop, soul and roots influences into an overflowing and exuberant paintbox of sound sensations.
An exuberant paintbox of sound…Raw Ramp Magazine
In the “Golden” music video (shared below), the succulently plushy harmonic layers, edged with horn adornments, are given spirit at the venue where Issy and Archie first met and they first encountered fame: London’s esteemed Spiritual Bar, in Camden. In the reel they reveal their journey from playing solo, to playing together, and finally to performing as a completed project to the crowded room…“just like we dreamed”.
“Golden is a song for the dreamers. For those who are searching for something more and aren’t quite sure how to get there, but fight for it everyday despite the odds…” they explain.
“We wrote this at a time of great uncertainty, asking ourselves where are we going? Has anyone else been here? Sometimes those big questions can cloud you, yet your dreams somehow find a way through the fog. We hope this speaks to people and inspires them to dig in and keep dreaming.”
From this month, the pair are back on the road in support of the Music Venue Trust for their ‘Revive Live’ tour. The six-date run will see the duo perform in grassroots local venues up and down the country. They are thrilled to be able to do their bit to support independent venues, especially given how tough the last couple of years have been.
“Now more than ever, local communities and artists need these spaces to be nurtured and kept alive,” they explain, and given their origin story – meeting in a small independent venue, this feels even more special. “Not only were we given a stage on which to grow and develop night after night, it is where we’ve met our dearest friends,” they add.
“Music Venue Trust recognise what grassroots venues can bring to a community and strive to protect and celebrate them. We could not be more honoured to be a small part of their story.”
The remainder of 2022 is set to be similarly busy as Ferris & Sylvester continue their path to their debut album. This Spring they’re set to head out to SXSW for their first US shows since 2019 with more live shows and appearances to be announced soon.
Superhuman is out on March 11th 2022