Members: Layne Putnam ( Lower case Layne ) ; Alexander Rosca
Genre: Indie pop / rock
Location: Los Angeles
Recent Release: “Good”
We were intrigued by LAYNE upon first listen of their single “Good” and apparently we’re not the only ones. The track was featured on Spotify’s U.S. Spotify Viral 50 and Global Viral 50 charts and – oh yeah, it just passed one million streams. The duo will be releasing their EP The Black Hills later this summer, so if you’ve yet to check out these Los Angeles indie rockers, get your stuff together and do it. Get to know LAYNE below!
How did LAYNE form and come to be what it is today?
I’d been making music since before I can remember and when I moved to LA and the producer we’ve continuously worked with ( Devon Corey) we started to really hone in on “the LAYNE sound” I met (drummer) Alexander and the project started to really take shape.
Who are some of your musical influences – both as a band and individually?
Haha the worlds hardest question. As a project we try to stay away from being like any one thing or the next but we all grew up listening to a lot of emo and pop punk and as we got older more indie and pop music. There are bands that will be with me forever like Blink 182, Death Cab for cutie, etc. But I’m usually always looking for a new band to dig into and learn from. Currently I’ve been listening to a lot of From Indian Lakes, James Blake, and Kflay.
What do you enjoy most about playing shows?
Theres no better feeling then playing a show. Its a balance between utter isolation and venerability and Confidence and connection. Its the most connected Ive ever felt. Also theres no feeling quite like being nervous and excited and looking to your right and left and seeing your guys (or girls) up there with you experiencing the highs and the lows together.
What do you do when you’re not playing music?
As saturated as it may sound we usually go to shows when were not writing, tracking or playing ourselves. Occasionally we’ll play pool or go out and try new breweries. But generally everything revolves around soaking in and creating music.