From making music DIY style to Lady Gaga...we chat with Slomo Casino
PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF FOR US WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH YOU AND YOUR MUSIC AND TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
We’ve (Jonny Ball & Jack Batchelor) known each other for many years and lived together while studying music at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute Of Performing Arts. We’ve both toured the UK and Europe extensively as part of separate outfits, supporting bands like The Libertines, Mallory Knox, Feeder and Coheed and Cambria. We only started making music together a year ago; with ideas usually derived from drunken voice memo’s we’d send back and forth ’til they materialised into something with substance. Through developing these songs remotely we became the DIY Indie Pop/Soul project 'Slomo Casino.’
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE?
The self titled single from our debut EP Marshmallow comes out on 17/09/21! It’s a song about Love, lust and searching for something more.
WHAT INSPIRED THE ALBUM OR SINGLE?
CAN YOU SUM UP THE ALBUM IN A FEW WORDS?
It’s a bona fide, succulent, gratifying ride.
WHAT RECORD CHANGED YOUR LIFE AND WHY?
Jonny - there are quite a few I could pick for this. But I think hearing Jeff Buckley's grace as a 16 year old completely blew my mind. It’s still one of my favourite records to this day and every song still sounds as fresh as my first listen, it throws my emotions around like a wet tracksuit.
Jack - Parachutes by Coldplay. I used to listen to this album on my portable CD player in the backseat of the car on the way home from holidays with my family, it makes me feel an overwhelming sense of security, melancholy and hopefulness all at the same time.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO FILMED BY YOUR BAND OR ANOTHER ARTIST?
We’ve recently just filmed a couple of videos for 2 acoustic versions of songs from the EP, and honesty we’re so pleased with how they’ve turned out, so definite contenders for favourite to shoot.
Jonny - I always remember loving the video for ‘bliss’ from muse when I was younger, because of how ludicrous and over the top it was.