'I Dare You' comes ahead of the band kicking off their largest headline tour to date next week.
From hushed folk beginnings, ‘I Dare You’ explodes into an epic piece of blues-rock from the duo, calling to mind the likes of The White Stripes or The Kills.
Regarding the single Ferris & Sylvester say, “We’ve gone over to our dark side with‘I Dare You’. It felt important to get this song out there. We made bold choices with it and it’s very unapologetic. We think this song shows another side to us, it blends dark folk with explosive rage and is grounded by our live performance, as all our songs are. We can’t wait to play it on the road.”
Fans will be treated to the first taste of ‘I Dare You’ live on Ferris & Sylvester’s 21-date UK & Ireland headline tour, which starts on September 3rd. The tour includes two London shows at OMEARA, with the first on Sept 5th sold out and the second the following day, recently put on sale due to huge demand, closely following suit. Full dates and tickets are available from ferrisandsylvester.com/tour
‘I Dare You’ is the latest in the band’s string of highly acclaimed singles including ‘Flying Visit’, ‘Sickness’ and ‘Burning River’, which have clocked up millions of streams alongside both strong radio and press support.
Having left their distinct first mark on the US earlier this year with their killer debut at SXSW, the band return to the States to play their first ever show in Nashville at Americanafest next month.
The band are making their greatest statement yet with the bold new single ‘I Dare You’. Determined and in-your-face, the single is a taste of what’s to come from their forthcoming tour, which will see them headline the biggest venues and play the most dates of their careers so far.
FERRIS & SYLVESTER AUTUMN HEADLINE TOUR DATES
3rd – Guildford, Boiler Room
4th – St Albans, The Horn
5th – London, OMEARA **SOLD OUT**
6th – London, OMEARA
16th – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
17th – Oxford, The Bullingdon
18th – Nottingham, Metronome
19th – Brighton, Green Door Store
20th – Newcastle, Think Tank?
22nd – Glasgow, Stereo
23rd – Edinburgh, Mash House
25th – Dublin, Lost Lane
27th – Liverpool, Phase One
29th – Leeds, The Wardrobe
30th – Cambridge, The Portland Arms
1st – Manchester, Deaf Institute
3rd – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
4th – Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle
6th – Swansea, Sin City (Fringe Fest)
8th – Truro, Old Bakery
9th – Exeter, Phoenix
FERRIS & SYLVESTER FESTIVAL DATES
10th – 15th– Americanafest, Nashville
28th – Rivfest, Warrington
ACCLAIM FOR FERRIS & SYLVESTER
"A great band, with lovely harmonies who opened for us last year. I’m sure they’ll continue to go from strength to strength in 2019."
“From bluesy guitars that storm and shimmer to unison vocals that build to a massive group sing-along. It heads straight for the brain's joy receptors, and damned if it doesn't hit its target.”
“A rich and fully realised sound that leaves you pining for a full length.”
“An masterpiece of Brit Folk that should already have made them household names.”
“Rage-ridden brilliance. One of the best songs of the last five years.”
Sarah Gosling, BBC Introducing
“Alt Simon & Garfunkel… dreamy pop with spikey sentiments.”
“Their contagious blend of country and rambunctious rockabilly is beautifully delivered”
“Sluicing together Americana-leanings with elements of blues, soul, and even a dash of pop, the pair seemed to tap into something primal.”
“A major new talent.”
Richard Madeley, Radio 2
“Ferris & Sylvester’s harmonies and grounded tones seem like they were born together.”
“Something very special indeed”
Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland