Ceiling Demons offer up a smoky, experimental treat with Silver Birch, the second single taken from their forthcoming album Snakes & Ladders.
Produced by Beat Demon, the track features a beautiful vocal melody, written and performed by British folk singer-songwriter Zarahruth. The contrast between the soft vocals and dramatic beat embodies the themes of life and death that Ceiling Demons bring to life through their music.
The ethereal chorus about time contrasts Dan Demon’s initial thunderous spoken-word verses which touch on themes of nature, symbolism and rebirth.
The impressive guitar work of Chris Shaw is reminiscent of The Cure or The Smiths’ Johnny Marr and adds a catchy element to the experimental nature of the piece, before erupting into an upbeat indie raucousness during the final third of the song. Psy Ceiling’s vocals here sound as if he were possessed by the spirit of Tom Waits as he fulminates introspectively about the passage of time, adding another level to the track.
Ceiling Demons have a gift for blurring the lines between genres, blending elements of indie, rock and folk. The single gives a powerful image of what is in store for the rest of the album and leaves fans wanting more.
Snakes & Ladders is available to pre-order via Bandcamp on limited edition vinyl, CD & cassette and will be released on 22nd September 2021. Silver Birch feat. Zarahruth is available on digital streaming platforms.
Ceiling Demons will be on a UK tour with US indie rap artist Ceschi this October!
UK LIVE DATES
20th AUGUST – ALLCALMY FESTIVAL – SENTRY CIRCLE, LENTHOR FARM, NORTHALLERTON
04th SEPTEMBER – LAST TRAIN HOME FESTIVAL, DARLINGTON
24th SEPTEMBER – THE FORUM, DARLINGTON with Zarahruth
(ALBUM LAUNCH) – TBA
UK TOUR WITH CESCHI – OCTOBER 2021
16th OCTOBER – COWLEY CLUB, BRIGHTON
with 2econd Class Citizen + Reindeer
17th OCTOBER, NEW CROSS INN, LONDON
with Ghostbusters VHS
18th OCTOBER, HYDE PARK BOOK CLUB, LEEDS
with Otis Mensah
20th OCTOBER, PEER HAT, MANCHESTER
with Cloughster + Boom Boom Racoon
22nd OCTOBER, THE GREEN ROOM, STOCKTON-ON-TEES
24th OCTOBER, 13TH NOTE, GLASGOW
with Eli Hermit
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