Ceiling Demons are an alternative hip hop group from North Yorkshire, seeking to capture the rawness of human emotion in rhythms and rhymes. They take influence from acts such as The Streets, DJ Shadow, and Roots Manuva. Ceiling Demons self-released their debut album, Dual Sides, in December 2013 with juxtaposed themes of escapism, desperation and unity. The album is a concept piece that aims to confront the human condition. It has been endorsed by the likes of Earmilk, Don’t Panic!, Louder Than War and The Yorkshire Evening Post.
The legendary hip hop group Arrested Development has said of the Demons: “It’s great to hear hip hop with sincerity again.” The group – comprising of identical twin brother MCs Psy Ceiling and Dan Demon, has also gained the support of BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson (who dubbed the Demons’ work as “amazingly powerful and heartfelt”), Scroobius Pip on XFM and Bob Fischer & Jericho Keys of BBC Introducing.
In 2014 they teamed up with the mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) to release ‘Every Step’ and help raise awareness of support available for the prevention of suicide. Since taking Dual Sides live, the Demons have supported, Astronautalis, Sleaford Mods, De La Soul, Buck 65, Stanley Odd and the Mercury Music Prize-winning Young Fathers. They have also played at festivals including Tramlines, YO1, Doune The Rabbit Hole and Richmond Live.