Ferris & Sylvester are songwriters – With clear references in their catchy setup to the mid-60s sounds of Greenwich Village combined with their meatier blues tones, Ferris & Sylvester sit somewhere between Jack White and First Aid Kit. Their clever combination of blues, folk and rock n roll has created a distinctive genre of their own.

The London-based pair met two and a half years ago and have since won over the capital with their ever-growing live presence and songwriting. This year, the duo released their highly anticipated EP ‘Made In Streatham’ which they self-produced in their South London flat. Released through their own label ‘Archtop Records’, the EP has clocked up over 2.5 million Spotify streams, rose to No.1 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart and received widespread praise across the board.

After a packed summer of Festivals including appearances at BST with Eric Clapton, Bath Fest with Robert Plant and main stage at Wilderness with BBC Introducing, the pair are moving into the next phase of their exciting career with new music coming soon.

The future is bright.

‘A masterpiece of Brit Folk that should already have made them household names.’ – Mojo Magazine

‘A rich and fully realised sound that leaves one pining for a full-length.’ – Rolling Stone Magazine

‘Alt Simon & Garfunkel: dreamy pop with spiky sentiments.’ – The Guardian

‘Harmonies & grounded tones that seem like they were born together.’ – BBC Introducing

‘Here’s the thing: They played to nine people and a dog with charm and gusto, as if they were playing to thousands, like it was the most important gig they had done. That’s how you know they’re in it for the right reasons – they love making music, they have something to say, and they want you to hear it.’ – Baylen Leonard

Ferris & Sylvester Links: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Check out the video to ‘Sometimes’ here:

Joseph Hicklin is a singer/songwriter from The Black Country (near Birmingham, England) performing under the moniker, DEATH BY STAMPEDE. He writes about love and labour, losing hope, regaining hope and his experience of the people and the country around him. His simple folk/Americana style, with hints of punk and soul, highlights the lyrical content of his music and is a subtle accompaniment to his powerful singing voice.

“Death By Stampede is one of those artists who stops you in your tracks – stunning songwriting, lyrics that take you somewhere else and that are alluring beyond belief – mix that with a soulful voice and grounded persona and you have a stunning combination” – Alex Nobel BBC Introducing


Death By Stampede Links: Facebook | TwitterSoundcloud

Watch the official music video for ‘Raging Bull’ below: