Release: Dems Announce New Single Via Killing Moon


We first encountered the unstoppable tri-force de musique that is Dems back in 2012 – indeed at a point when things in general for Killing Moon were starting to get real interesting – at our very first showcase co-hosted with our buddies Euphonios (who just so happen to manage Dems) at Great Escape 2012. It was a rather turbulent time for us in terms of our personal lives due to, well, being terminated from a 5 year relationship and thus we spent a great deal of time consuming as much Strongroom Alive-branded lager (our sponsors for our stage, who don’t actually exist anymore) as possible not only in an attempt to shy away from any real responsibilities on that day but also to stave off any lingering hangover arrival due to similar activity being undertaken the evening, and indeed the same morning, before the show itself. So, in all honesty, we don’t remember that much –  one of the few things we do is an overwhelming sense of calm granted to us by way of Dems‘ air-floatingly light electronic soundscapes, and also hugging David Gardner a lot because we thought he had one of those cheeky faces that looked as if he had just done something mysteriously naughty, and we thought that deserved something. One year down the line – following a spectacular duo of free releases in form of Christabel and the spine-chilling Desire that got the likes of Pitchfork’s nappies in a wrap – we are proud to announce that we will be putting out Dems‘ first commercial release of 2013 called Canvas World, a single featuring a wonderful vocalist called Claudie. We can’t wait to show you the video the band have put together. It’s out on 7th October which – guess what – is our birthday, which is fitting as fuck and will be available as an opaque blue 7″ vinyl and digital download for those who are into that sort of thing. In fact, you can download it right now. No point faffing about huh? Anyway, enough rambling. Get on this press release…


‘Canvas World’ feat Claudie

7th October

via Killing Moon




‘Moss’ haunting vocals sound like a moment of resignation, giving himself to his deepest passions. In terms of songs about wanting, it’s as relatable as they get.’ Pitchfork

‘If they can maintain this standard of intricate beauty in both visuals and sound; Dems’ complete collection will be nothing short of a masterpiece.’ The Line of Best Fit

Dems – Canvas World ft. Claudie

London electronic trio and video makers Dems return this Autumn with their first official single of 2013 following on from two free download releases this year – ‘Desire’ & ‘Christabel’.

‘Canvas World’ features newcomer vocalist Claudie supporting on lead vocals, and  is due for release via London tastemaker label Killing Moon on 7th October. The single will be accompanied by Dems trademark visuals and a remix package to be released online throughout September.

‘Canvas World’ will be preceded by a cover of Fragma’s UK #1 hit single from the Year 2000 – ‘Toca’s Miracle’. The cover will be streaming online from 9th September.

The long anticipated debut album from Dems will land early in 2014 also via Killing Moon.

Dems are David Gardener, Duncan Mann and Dan Moss from South London.


Dems – Toca’s Miracle (CoCo Star cover)

Single Launch Corsica Studios 9th October

PR enquiries please contact Ben Ryder-Smith – [email protected]

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