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About The 1975
The 1975 are an English alternative/indie rock band based in Manchester. The group consists of Matthew Healy (vocals, guitar), Adam Hann (guitar), George Daniel (drums), and Ross MacDonald (bass).
They have released four EPs: Facedown, Sex, Music for Cars and IV. Their self-titled debut album was released on 2 September 2013 through Dirty Hit/Polydor. The album debuted at No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart on 8 September 2013, ahead of Nine Inch Nails’ comeback album.
The 1975, the band’s self-titled debut album, was released on 2 September 2013. It was co-produced by Mike Crossey, who has previously worked with Arctic Monkeys and Foals. The lead single promoting the album is a re-worked version of “Sex”, which was released on 26 August 2013. The song premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show on 8 July 2013, and a music video was released onto YouTube on 26 July 2013. The 1975 debuted at no. 1 on the UK Albums Chart.
The 1975 toured in UK in September 2013, among others performing in Kingston upon Hull as headliners at Freedom Festival, a celebration of the city’s shortlisting for 2017 UK City of Culture designation, and at iTunes Festival on 8 September 2013 as an opening act for indie electronic quartet Bastille. The band undertook a North American tour in October 2013, a European for November 2013, and in January 2014 the band performed in New Zealand and Australia. In September 2013, the band performed three sold out shows at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire. The band will play the Royal Albert Hall in April 2014.
Critics at Pitchfork Magazine have favourably compared them to The Big Pink. Sex EP was described by Paste as “equal parts ethereal and synth pop”, with “haunting” and “smooth” vocals. Their “mellow”, stripped down style was praised for its lack of “attention-grabbing production theatrics”. Though generally acknowledged as an alternative rock group, they have been influenced by diverse genres including electro-pop, electronic music, guitar pop, and R&B. Healy specifically cites Talking Heads, Prince, My Bloody Valentine, Michael Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, D’angelo and Sigur Rós as musical influences; he states that his greatest influence is the oeuvre of filmmaker John Hughes. Their “melancholic” black and white visual aesthetic is juxtaposed with major keys and what the band calls “classic pop sensibilities”. Lyrically, The 1975 explore themes of discovery and novelty in the more specific context of sex, love, drugs, hope, death, and fear, thus the basis of rock music. – Wikipedia