Ferris & Sylvester have released their brand new EP I Should Be On A Train today (Oct 2nd) via LAB Records. Marking the release, the band have also revealed a live video for their new cover of The Beatles’ ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’.
Regarding the EP the band say, “We made this EP in the spring as we watched the world change before us. We started making all this music and decided there was no better time to get it out there. People are hurting and this is what we can give. We hope the listener comes away feeling empowered, understood and connected, even if just for a moment. This is us, reaching out.”
The I Should Be On A Train EP is an outstanding expansive record from the pair, which has been crafted during Covid-19 in their home studio and also in freer times in Seattle with the award-winning and Grammy-nominated producer Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, The Strokes), the latter working on the riff-laden new track ‘Good Man’.
It features acclaimed singles including ‘Everyone Is Home’, described by Clash Magazine as “the duo‘s very own isolation anthem“, and ‘Knock You Down’ which achieved further praise from the likes of Far Out Magazine – “gorgeous… an absolute sonic delight“ – while Songwriting Magazine said, “this is another alt-folk classic from Ferris & Sylvester.“
The EP’s title track was quick to prove a hit and the explosive blues ballad gained strong support from Bob Harris on his Radio 2 show, while it led BBC Introducing South West to feature the band as their ‘Artist Of The Week’. Ferris & Sylvester were featured as ‘Legends Of The Future’ by Sunday People and the song has continued to receive critical praise from the likes of American Songwriter, Maverick Magazine and many more.
The EP closes with their stunning cover of The Beatles’ ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’, inspired by the band’s lockdown livestreams where they shared a new cover every week with their fans and also raised money to help local venues stay in business via the Music Venue Trust, of which they are patrons.
The new live video is the third in a series filmed during lockdown at Streatham Space Project in London, and follows live videos for ‘I Should Be On A Train’ and ‘Knock You Down’.
The I Should Be On A Train EP finds Ferris & Sylvester thriving in the world’s state of transition, taking the opportunity to explore new territories, spurred on by the success of the past and looking forward to the future.
I SHOULD BE ON A TRAIN EP TRACK LISTING
- I Should Be On A Train
- Knock You Down
- Everyone Is Home
- Good Man
- With A Little Help From My Friends