So far 2014 has been a superb year for Yorkshire’s alternative hip hop dwellers – the Ceiling Demons. Since identical twin brother MCs Psy Ceiling and Dan Demon, along with producer Beat Demon released their acclaimed debut album ‘Dual Sides‘, they have supported the phenomenal Young Fathers (Anticon / Big Dada) in the UK stretch of their world tour, been heralded by alternative hip hop legends Arrested Development, picked up and played on XFM by Scroobius Pip and have recently supported the mighty De La Soul on their 25 year anniversary tour of cult classic ‘3 Feet High & Rising’ at York’s YO1 Festival.
Tom Robinson from BBC 6 Muisc first supported this track ‘Amputated Spirit’ which is characteristic of the Ceiling Demons sound, but veers towards their harder side. Eery / orchestral strings and big drums form the ‘wall of sound’ backdrop for the generally uplifting vocals. The first verse is delivered a bit simplistically, but the second verse flows much better, the third verse is more relaxed if anything.
The Demons now plan to release their new single ‘Amputated Spirit’ and make Dual Sides free to download. Amputated Spirit will be released on the demonic day Friday 13th June with the new unreleased B-Side ‘For The Love’. With support from BBC Introducing Tees, the launch ties into the mammoth Le Tour De France which braces Yorkshire this year. The line-up will feature an eclectic mix of new acts including Pip Mountjoy, Silent Houses, Emile’s Telegraphic Transmission Device & Nico Cara.
New Single and Free Album Download: Friday 13th June 2014
Ceiling Demons – ‘Demons’ live at 360 Club:
- Richmond, North Yorkshire, UK – Richmond Live – 1st August 2014 (Headline slot)
- Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival, Cardross Estate, UK – 22nd – 24th August 2014
- Amsterdam, NL – Vrankrijk – October 4th 2014