LANY – Gorilla, Manchester (7th Mar 2017)

Los Angeles based LANY played their second UK gig of their European tour on Tuesday night at Manchester’s Gorilla.

After various support slots with the likes of Troye Sivan, Ellie Goulding, and Oh Wonder over the past year, the 3 piece are back as headliners. And with only 3 UK dates, it’s no surprise that tickets sold out. 

Electro-pop band Off Bloom are the openers on the UK leg of the tour. With the success of their new single ‘Falcon Eye’, they are set to take 2017 by storm. “‘Falcon Eye’ is about the fight between the ecstasy and destruction that exists in all great things: love, partying, passion, sex, believing, nature.” says the band. The new track features passionate vocals, enticing synths and a little kick of middle eastern vibes; it’s clear this band are set for big things. Following this tour, Off Bloom will be heading off to support Dua Lipa and will be performing at The Great Escape festival.

With their self titled debut album on the imminent horizon (30th June), LANY are already showing promise of this being one of the albums of the year. Bringing together dreamy vocals, atmospheric synths and a hit of R&B; they have created something totally fresh which is sure to make them ones to look out for. 

The band performed some of their biggest hits including; ‘like you lots’, ‘pink skies’, ‘yea, babe, no way’, fan favourite ‘ILYSB’ and the new single ‘Good Girls’. Along with some sneak previews of a couple of the new songs from the forthcoming album that all seemed to be winners with the audience.

With the crowd literally at his feet, it’s clear to see that Paul Jason Klein (lead singer, guitar and keys) was the one to keep most people’s gaze. Taking his position as frontman incredibly confidently, the singer took the hands and roses of the girls beneath him whilst performing to an impeccable level, particularly on his keyboard solos. Jake Goss on drums and Les Priest on guitar and backing vocals both played exquisitely at Klein’s side. Due to Gorilla’s stage size, the crowd had a full view of the drummer towards the side of the stage, a rare moment to be able to witness the musicians pure talent.

After this short but sweet UK tour, the band will head off to Europe and then the US on this headline tour, with a support slot on their self confessed hero John Mayer’s US tour in April. A band with such talent and high prospects for the future, you’ll be begging for them to come to a town near you soon!