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OH wonder live in Bangkok

OH wonder live in Bangkok

In an era in which pop careers require careful planning and seem to be manufactured by label executives, Oh Wonder are the exception to the rule. They’re a band formed by accident not design, a duo who didn’t intend to play live but spent more than a year touring the world, and a major label act who never saw this being anything other than a DIY project. 
 
Formed by classically-trained pianist and violinist Josephine Vander Gucht and producer Anthony West, Oh Wonder began as a simple side project for the two musicians before  they developed a full blown international fanbase. After self-releasing 15 of their songs as an album, Oh Wonder bowed to pressure to play live, booking just four shows – in London, Paris, New York and L.A.  When all four gigs sold out within a week they were inspired to tour, ending up crossing the States several times, finding fans as far afield as South America, Australia, Russia and Asia. It culminated in 162 shows in 14 months across 112 cities, and a mighty 83,000 tickets sold.
 
Along the way, Oh Wonder’s songs became soundtrack staples, featuring everywhere from Scream, Elementary and Made In Chelsea to Catfish, Collide and Coronation Street. The dreamy ‘Drive’ was used in the pilot for the BBC’s hit show Doctor Foster. ‘All We Do’ was the spectral theme tune for Unforgotten, ITV’s recent, acclaimed detective series.
 
With the upcoming release of their second album, Ultralife, the perennial underdog might just be about to become the odds-on favourite. Written in New York and London and entirely composed, produced and mixed by the duo, Ultralife takes the hallmarks of the band’s experimental debut – its hypnotic dual vocals, its exposed, emotional lyrics, its bewitching, ethereal beauty – and adds the weight of experience, the confidence of success and the coherence that comes from forward planning

LANY live in Bangkok 2017

LANY live in Bangkok 2017

When the LA-based trio LANY first came together in 2014 their only aim was to work on a couple of tracks together, demo them, and have some fun in the process. Living on the West Coast, singer Paul was putting together a scratch band and played a handful of shows. But by the end of 2013, he says, he knew that something had to give. Which is where Les and Jake enter the picture. Paul conceived the idea of enlisting his friends’ help on that brief trip to visit college friends. What none of them knew was that the step they were about to take would turn out to be so significant. In the space of four days, the trio recorded two songs – songs that would lead, in what they say seemed like the blink of an eye, to the formation of LANY and, not long afterwards, to the band signing to Polydor Records. Six days after putting the tracks online the band found themselves fielding emails from major-label suitors. “The first question was always: ‘What else do you have? We want to hear more’,” says Paul. “And we went off and wrote ILYSB, and said: ‘This.’”

ILYSB marked the moment where LANY reached over the heads of the A&R community and started connecting directly with fans. Put simply, the song exploded online. You can see why. Encapsulating the band’s “Let it breathe” philosophy, ILYSB wafts over you like a summer breeze, the yearning in its lyrics contrasting with the euphoria conjured up by the characteristically minimalist soundscape. A similar alchemy occurs repeatedly in the songs LANY put online – a succession of singles, and the EPs I Loved You and Make Out – over the course of 2015. Again and again – on songs such as BRB, Made in Hollywood, Bad, Bad, Bad, Kiss and those earliest tracks, Walk Away and Hot Lights –you are taken back to the circumstances of the band’s formation. How they sensed, without having to say it out loud, that they were born to make music together. 

With a recently sold out headline at Heaven in London - LANY were blown away by the army of fans they have grown since coming together- not just locally but globally.They have recently completed an impressive sold out run of UK and European dates and are about to embark on a 36 date U.S headline tour ending in two nights in Los Angeles where they live and LANY was born.
 
Named no.1 on Spotify's most streamed artist of all time through the Spotify Discover feature an with streams in excess of 50 million on Spotify alone - this is a band from a new generation- and it's only the beginning.
 
Meet LANY,the rising stars,for the first time in Bangkok at DnD club ekkamai on 2nd August 2017.tickets available at thaiticketmajor 
www.thaiticketmajor.com +66 2 262 3456 
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