Introducing: Ceiling Demons
Alt hip-hop project from Leeds – neat samples, twin brothers, masks…
YOUR NAME: Dan Demon.
BAND NAME: Ceiling Demons.
WHAT DO YOU DO? MC – Lyricist.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TOGETHER AS A BAND? The project originated in September 2011.
GIVE US 3 REASONS WHY WE SHOULD TRACK DOWN, LISTEN AND DISCOVER YOUR MUSIC?
We believe we’re doing something fresh, relevant and sincere (while representing The North).
WHERE DO YOU SOUND BEST – FESTIVAL, CLUB, BEDROOM – OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
We sound best on record. However, we’re working on the live show with our band, so we will be able to play any environment.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST…
RECORD? The Beatles – With The Beatles.
CD? Kid Rock – The History of Rock.
DOWNLOAD? Cannot recall, but I got my first album from iTunes last week and it was Saal by Serengeti. (Very beautiful, Check it out!!)
SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES RIGHT AND YOU’VE GOT A MANSION AND A SUPERMODEL GIRL/BOYFRIEND, WHAT WILL BE YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INDULGENCE?
I would hire Muker Silver Band on a permanent basis and walk the streets and countryside to the constant soundtrack of true Yorkshire brass!
SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG AND YOU’VE ACRIMONIOUSLY BROKEN UP CITING HUGE MUSICAL DIFFERENCES, WHAT DO YOU FALL BACK ON?
I cut off the world and retreat deep into The Dales and take up work digging graves in complete solitude.
PLEASE CITE SOME INTER-BAND MUSICAL DIFFERENCES …
Me and Psy Ceiling play a lot of Dub Reggae – our producer, Beat Demon, isn’t so keen.
WHO ARE YORKSHIRE’S FINEST IN CULTURE, SPORT AND MUSIC?
For me I believe our historical and rural culture is very important. I want to shout out to Swaledale, Arkengarthdale, Wensleydale, Richmond and King Richard III! As for sport, our region did smashing in last years Olympics, and Nicola Adams’s gold medal was a certain highlight. For music I’d like to shout out to Destroy All Records for pushing and promoting the alternative rock scene in and around Leeds. Also North Yorkshire’s Silent Houses and singer/songwriter Pip Mountjoy.
NAME YOUR SUPERGROUP – WHO’S PLAYING WHAT AND WHO’S ON VOCALS?
I’d have Robocop on drums (That lad will be better then any drum machine!). The Grim Reaper on bass, Jackie Mittoo on keyboards, Nico on harmonium, Grimethorpe Colliery Band doing the brass section, Stone Cold Steve Austin on lead guitar, Joe Strummer on Rhythm Guitar, Shane McGowan and Jonathan Davis on vocals and featuring Tupac MCing on a couple of tracks.
GO SEE THIS FILM: 24 Hour Party People.
GO READ THIS BOOK: Yorkshire, A Very Peculiar History.
GREAT LOST BAND/ARTIST: LSK or The KLF (Both class!!).
WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD SUPPORTING: Gun crime!
LONDON, L.A OR LEEDS? Leeds!
AND FINALLY… AS YOU LEAVE THE STAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR PARTING WORDS.
It’s been emotional.
For more info visit: facebook.com/CeilingDemons