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Thursday 19th March 2015

+ QE + Dog In The Snow (DJ)

At Komedia (Studio)

Doors 7:30 pm

Price £8 / £10

Melting Vinyl presents

The new collaborative project of Minnesota artists from Dark Dark Dark, Father You See Queen, Marijuana Deathsquads and Join Custody, have come together to create a new and unique electronic sonic universe, blending synthpop and indie together with fearless results.

RONiiA is the collaborative project of three quite different musicians, that comes together to just work. The line-up features Nona Marie Invie of Dark Dark Dark, Mark McGee of Father You See Queen and Marijuana Deathsquads, and Fletcher Barnhill of Join Custody. United, they deliver songs of dejection and love, laced with dark melodies and crackling equipment. It is electronic music that is stripped of its gloss, as wildly innovative as it is original.

For years, Nona Marie Invie toured and recorded with her American folk band Dark Dark Dark, being praised for her “flexible, penetrating voice, shedding both light and shadow on the meaning of her lyrics” (NPR). In RONiiA, Nona explores a fantastic surrealism, resulting in an album that invokes isolation and devotion, to escape and to be found.

Nona’s dissonant, shadowy presence is enriched and fortified by McGee’s eerie production, a style he has been perfecting for years in bands like To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie and Marijuana Deathsquads. As a group, the three members of RONiiA create a world that is both gorgeous and intense, where your eyes are snails and the fish eat your skin. There is peace under water.

Support comes from:
QE (formerly known as Winston & Goldstein)
QE is an experimental, darkwave, triphop, loop and vocal project by UK-based Dutch-Australian Jacqueline Collyer(formerly of KINS).

Dog In The Snow DJ set
Dog In The Snow experiments with existential-driven lyrics and layers of off-kilter sounds to create a peripatetic musical landscape.