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Since the release of their debut album Nil in 2017, Richmond alternative hip-hop collective Ceiling Demons have primarily focused on their thrilling, cathartic live show as well as their involvement in music promotions and mixed media events, including the Alleviation event last December which combined live performances with therapeutic workshops run in association with Caleidoscope Counselling Services.

However, there’s now some more studio work from the group seeing the light of day. Released earlier this year as a now sold-out 7” run through Butterfly Effect’s singles club, Illusions hits online and streaming platforms and stores on 1st May. Already established as a favourite of their live shows, Illusions is as thoughtful and determined a statement as is to be expected from them.

As a soundtrack for 2020, Illusions is heard to beat: it’s a song that confronts social expectation, isolation and paranoia with a steely eye and vivid realism, but also boasts a gang-vocal chorus that opens up a necessary chink of light and optimism. If you’re familiar with Ceiling Demons, you’ll know the delights to expect here – if not, prepare to welcome into your life a group with a very special and heartfelt emotional resonance.

Ceiling Demons release Illusions on 1st May

 

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