With the rock and independent scene of Australia and New Zealand in the ’80s as their main point of reference, Balloon Magic plays modern, energetic songs about love and longing. Clamorous drums anchor down jangly guitars and melodic bass lines. And above it all Jonatan’s vocals hover; sometimes tender and vulnerable, sometimes defiant and demanding, but always genuine and heartfelt.
Balloon Magic hail from Odense, Denmark and began when Jonatan Magnussen, attending a boarding school, had an idea for a song. Tired of his tape recorder, he gathered his good friends and classmates Tue Einar, Mathias Vangsøe and Jeppe Kalnæs. They listened, grabbed their instruments, and a band was formed. Balloon Magic make their Shelflife debut with a four track EP entitled “Mornings.” Stay tuned for their forthcoming LP in the new year. (Shelflife Records, 2011)
Click here for an interview with Jonatan and Jeppe broadcasted in November 2011 by Det Elektriske Barometer on Danish National Radio (in Danish).
Click here for the February tour diary written with entries written by Mathias, Kristian, Jeppe and a few members of Keith Canisius and The Holy Ghosts.