• Wednesday 17 July 2019

Celebrating the recent release of their sensational sophomore album Malibu Nights, alt-pop masters LANY wind their way back to New Zealand for one Auckland show in July 2019.

It’s been a year since they were last here and now the dreamy 3-piece will stop in at the Powerstation in Auckland as they show off a record described by Billboard as “brimming with lyrics about love, longing and loss in the wake of heartbreak”.

Malibu Nights is yet another feather in the cap for a band that has made success a habit since their 2014 formation. Incorporating more piano and earthier tones to their well- known synth heavy sound, it was written after singer Paul Klein suffered a particularly rough heartbreak and features huge lead single ‘Thru These Tears’, which has clocked up millions of YouTube views.

LANY have forged a massive following on this side of the world. They boast over 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify and are known to bring front-row fans to tears.

Forged on a whim when LA-based musicians Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss decided to pool their collective talents, LANY (an acronym for Los Angeles, New York), was initially a home-made proposition.

"It was very do it yourself," Klein said of the early days. "We were led by conviction and instinct”.

These instincts proved solid as early tracks ‘ILYSB’ (54 million views), ‘Super Far’ (35 million) and ‘Good Girls’ (14 million) awoke an army of dedicated followers.

From this initial blush of prosperity came the foundations for any solid music career: touring. Hitting the road with the likes of Ellie Goulding, Troye Sivan and John Mayer as well as headlining their own massive shows, the band became known for their dedication to their growing fanbase.

LANY have graced the main stage at major festivals such as Coachella and Lollapalooza, sold out multiple arenas in the Philippines and will be embarking on a world tour in 2019.

Not stopping to reflect on their achievements, Klein and co. headed straight back into the studio to record Malibu Nights - a record written in 48 days that documents the peaks and troughs of relationships and heartbreak. “The album from top to bottom lyrically and sonically is us really pushing ourselves and being brave,” says Klein.

This bravery paid off in spades, and New Zealand fans will be able to hear these synth-heavy stunners for themselves at LANY’s biggest show to date in this country.