Who Is Bane's World?

If you’re a fan of dreamy psychedelic bedroom pop, you’re likely already aware of the artist Bane’s World. At the age of 22, Long Beach-native Shane Blanchard (Bane’s World) has been a frequent sighting on many festival lineups in 2018, including Camp Flog Gnaw and Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, despite only having featured on one song that year: “Whoa” by Inner Wave.

Seemingly almost out of nowhere, the name Bane’s World began circulating around the Internet. His 9-track debut EP aptly titled Drowsy paved the way for his introduction to the indie / alt-pop world, coming in strong at 26M Spotify streams. Not to mention, his 2017 wavy, melancholic single “You Say I’m In Love” has already amassed 17M Spotify streams alone. This puts him at a total of 43M+ global streams on Spotify, and growing - that’s no small feat.

Bane's World - You Say I'm In Love (Live)

It’s quite obvious that the dude’s kind of obsessed with that trippy, retro 80’s vibe. Everything from his haircut to the way he dresses to his video content. In Bane’s World’s one and only official music video for “You Say I’m In Love”, you can see the VHS aesthetic prominently coupled with heavy static lines to convey that vintage feel.

BANE's WORLD // "you say i'm in love"

As a live act, Blanchard has really honed in on his ability as both a performing musician as well as an entertaining personality. While he seems rather timid on stage, he doesn’t shy away from making goofy faces to keep his fans engaged.

BANE'S WORLD / Live at KCSB Courtyard

Having toured with Inner Wave, Michael Seyer, Sara King, and opened for Mac Demarco, you can expect that Bane’s World will be giving us the scoop on the next era of emerging bedroom pop artists. Catch him during his short run of shows in March below.

Bane's World - 2019 Tour Dates

3/1 - Lodge Room Highland Park - Los Angeles, CA

3/2 - Lodge Room Highland Park - Los Angeles, CA

3/9 - Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ

3/15 - Hotel Vegas - Austin, TX

3/16 - Trees - Dallas, TX

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Last updated: 22 Feb 2024, 04:49 Etc/UTC

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