Initially harvested entirely behind a Windows computer during what industry veterans have comically- referenced as the most-productive handful of months by a new artist, this genre-bending band is prepping a busy 1st quarter of touring in 2016 in what is destined to be the year LANY becomes a household name. Born in a Nashville bedroom, LANY (pronounced LAY-NEE), comprised of Paul, Les and Jake, are a trio that started as a group of friends looking to combine their unique skills to “see what happens.” LANY had initial unprecedented success on Soundcloud’s platform which was enough to get Soundcloud’s internal cloud of executives to partner with the new artist, and impactful social platforms like Snapchat have been avid supporters – LANY played their Holiday party this past December.
Masochists in love with an underwritten theme of hopeless romance, LANY frontman Paul opens on debut cuts like “Walk Away,” “youarefire” and “ILYSB,” with vocals that are glacial while engaging, and draw you into their heartbreak manifesto; and a vibe reminiscent of the 80s on tracks like “Made In Hollywood” and “4EVER!” LANY makes it clear that lethal good looks and vocal prowess are not mutually exclusive, and even guys with all of the above get their hearts broken.
Since their initial experiment to get feedback on what was just an idea little over a year ago, LANY has released 2 EP’s to their dedicated and rapidly growing fanbase. Often Utilizing the success trends within the millennial landscape, LANY has zeroed in on a gap in the music business that aches for a sound like theirs.
In 2015 LANY wrapped tours with Halsey, Tove Styrke, Zella Day, Twin Shadow and X Ambassadors. They played Lollapalooza and Sloss Festival in the summer and ended the year with a headline run on the Westcoast. As for 2016, in February they play Summit Series in Utah and perform 12 shows with Troye Sivan in North America; in March they play 11 Arena shows with Ellie Goulding in the UK; and then they go on to play Squamish and Shaky Knees Festivals.