Like discovering a forgotten radio station playing strange yet familiar songs, Weather Balloons is the new EP from Dora Lachaise and Jonni Slater, inspired by film noir, Nick Cave’s murder ballads and UFO conspiracy theories...
"captivating soundscapes that are both cinematic and emotive" - Lost In The Manor
Sign on the Door is the first single from the EP, released on 29th March 2023.
"This eerie gem, married to a dark atmosphere and vintage instruments such as dulcitone and omnichord is a memorable slice of class from the Glasgow-based duet's debut EP" - Martyn Williams, The Herald
"It's audacious, bold and beautiful" - Saint Martyn, FreshOnTheNet Eclectic Picks
Braver Than You is the second single from the EP, released on 1st June 2023.
"A gorgeous flowing acoustic guitar arpeggio ebbs and flows through the tune ... they combine their voices together on the choruses in a lovely, harmonic way." - York Calling
Third single Bluer Skies was released on 20th October 2023.
"a soft cushion and a bit of a pick-me-up" - Lost In The Manor
"there’s a definite alchemy when they perform together which will appeal to wide audiences" - IsThisMusic.com
The EP was launched on 8th June 2023 with an audiovisual show at The Old Hairdresser's, Glasgow, featuring live music and video projections, as seen in previous performances at the Delft Fringe Festival in the Netherlands and the Redcatch Club, Bristol.
"a captivating and enthralling performance, enhanced by the films" - Redcatch Club, Bristol
Dora Lachaise became fascinated with Victorian ghost stories and cemeteries after moving next door to Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol. From her attic, she overlooked its overgrown grounds, with crumbling headstones, angels and obelisks. “I’m attracted to the mystery of forgotten stories, and things we can’t measure,” says Dora. “It’s that sense of mystery I try to instil in my music too.”
Jonni Slater paints dark scenes with his warm, husky vocals and vintage keyboards. There’s a distinct cinematic quality that runs like a red thread through all his work. “I often see images like movie scenes in my head when I’m writing,” he says. “I aim to soundtrack the mood and events.”
Both artists are now based in Glasgow.