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
The EP will be released on 8th June 2023 with a launch show at the Old Hairdresser's in Glasgow.
Sign on the Door is the first single from the EP, released on 29th March 2023.
"It's audacious, bold and beautiful" - Saint Martyn, FreshOnTheNet Eclectic Picks
Thursday 8th June 2023
Old Hairdresser's, Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 5AR
With support from: Becci Wallace, Ember Quine
The EP will be launched with an audiovisual show 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.