Ferris & Sylvester are a husband and wife duo from England. Their second studio album, ‘Otherness’ is due for release 1st March 2024 and is available to pre-order. The 14 track album, released through Archtop Records, was recorded at their studio to a 1960’s tape machine and sonically ranges across a spectrum of psychedelic folk, blues, rock and soul.
The duo explains, ‘this album is for anyone who feels like an outsider. Otherness is defined as being or feeling different in appearance or character from what is familiar, expected, or generally accepted. Ironically, this feeling of otherness is one we all share and experience, orbiting on our own planets’.
Last year also saw the duo release their debut album ‘Superhuman’ about their rollercoaster life on the road. The album reached No.1 in the UK’s Official Blues Chart and picked up ‘UK Album of The Year’ at the 2023 UK Americana Awards.
Praised for their ‘immaculate harmonies’ (Rolling Stone) and ‘rage-ridden brilliance’ (BBC Introducing), the duo have cemented their reputation as one of the most exciting must-see live acts. They have shared stages with Robert Plant, George Ezra and Jade Bird, played Glastonbury, SXSW and BST in Hyde Park and sold out headline tours across the UK. With tour dates for 2024 to be announced soon, Ferris & Sylvester continue to ‘build their own world’ (Clash Magazine).
Support from Ålesund
Ålesund are an alt pop band from Bristol UK, fronted by the ethereal vocals of British-Norwegian singer-songwriter Alba Torriset. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of musical genres and artists, Ålesund’s sound is a fusion of dreamy pop hooks, atmospheric soundscapes, and alternative rock riffs, which have drawn comparisons to the likes of Kate Bush, Florence and the Machine, Aurora, and London Grammar. They have been championed by the likes of BBC Bristol, BBC Introducing in the West, Amazing Radio and RTE. They have played at some of the biggest festivals in the UK including Glastonbury, Bestival, Standon Calling, Shambala and Boomtown and are excited to be releasing a new EP into the world, in 2024.