the 1975

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

manchester band that fuse emo and post-punk tendencies and dip them in aqueous solution. they apparently had like five hundred names before settling on this one (which, why)

they've been releasing eps every few months since last years, with three incredible singles between all of them. another ep and album are out later this year.

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 May 2013 16:48 (three years ago) Permalink

this band is great

"the city" and "sex" are so good

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 15 May 2013 17:46 (three years ago) Permalink

haha i was like "only j0rd is gonna acknowledge this thread"

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 May 2013 17:54 (three years ago) Permalink

The City is a complete jam, had only heard that Sex one from the emo thread. I'm kinda catching some prime-time 3rd Eye Blind vibes on The City. Like if they would have continued to move their sound forward this is what it would/should sound like.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 21:10 (three years ago) Permalink

Well damn, this is something totally different sounding
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFpqLgUYBjI

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 21:22 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah the songs on the eps that aren't singles are these slow amniotic things. there's a new one coupled with this interview and it sounds rlll good http://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/exclusive-song-premiere-and-interview-fallingforyou-the-1975

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 May 2013 21:27 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah i like this side of them too

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 21:45 (three years ago) Permalink

oh this is really good, damn

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 15 May 2013 22:31 (three years ago) Permalink

this is what i want james blake to sound like

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 15 May 2013 22:31 (three years ago) Permalink

ha otm

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 23:29 (three years ago) Permalink

so the us version of the iv ep is just kind of a greatest hits, all the singles from their other eps. uk version has all the new songs which are pretty fantastic, you can hear it at soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/the1975/sets/the-1975-iv

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 17:22 (three years ago) Permalink

this is what i want james blake to sound like

otm // otm

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 17:22 (three years ago) Permalink

some of their lyrics are very disarming

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 17:47 (three years ago) Permalink

also "you" is just the best song

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 17:50 (three years ago) Permalink

Pretty addicted to this bad at the mo. Much thanks.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Monday, 27 May 2013 22:34 (three years ago) Permalink

band

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Monday, 27 May 2013 22:35 (three years ago) Permalink

Matthew Healy is the son of Denise Welch and Tim Healy.

Mark G, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 08:52 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Adore this band.

Tim F, Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:01 (three years ago) Permalink

:D

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Saturday, 15 June 2013 14:26 (three years ago) Permalink

my man

J0rdan S., Saturday, 15 June 2013 14:32 (three years ago) Permalink

I feel like the refrains in their big songs capture something very OTM about being adolescent and willing drama to happen.

Tim F, Saturday, 15 June 2013 14:47 (three years ago) Permalink

[this is what i want james blake to sound like]

They sound like james blake expiring?

I am basicallly 100% sure this thread and its contents are a spoof, no way tim f likes an indie band as basic as this

lex pretend, Sunday, 16 June 2013 01:20 (three years ago) Permalink

I'd expect you to hate them lex but "basic" is just plain incorrect (esp. coming from an xx fan).

Tim F, Sunday, 16 June 2013 02:02 (three years ago) Permalink

I've definitely noticed a taste-convergence with Brad this year.

Tim F, Sunday, 16 June 2013 02:24 (three years ago) Permalink

Still maintain that they're basically a next gen Matchbox Twenty, except from the UK.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 16 June 2013 03:03 (three years ago) Permalink

this is an indie band? :\

乒乓, Sunday, 16 June 2013 13:30 (three years ago) Permalink

agree that this is awes

乒乓, Sunday, 16 June 2013 13:30 (three years ago) Permalink

Still maintain that they're basically a next gen Matchbox Twenty, except from the UK.

― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, June 16, 2013 3:03 AM (10 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

(a) this works for - what - two of their songs at most; but (b) for those two songs works in the best possible way.

Tim F, Sunday, 16 June 2013 13:38 (three years ago) Permalink

Hey this is really, really good. It's so crisp and spacious sounding. The singles remind me of My Vitriol's 'Finelines', albeit less noisy.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 16 June 2013 15:16 (three years ago) Permalink

More than anything I hear the shoegaze (line of descent via Kitchens of Distinction, though, who were always outliers in their own realm). But yes, good stuff so far here; I admit the name put me off.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 June 2013 15:52 (three years ago) Permalink

Maybe due to age/different reference points but I'm tending to hear things like KoD (and before them, Echo, a hair) as well as chirpy early/mid nineties indie pop on Spinart that wasn't Elephant 6. Stuff like Poole and the like. Not JUSt that, obv., but it's a nice riff on the whole 'big music' trope that has something more sprightly to it than a lot of other bands working out there.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 June 2013 15:56 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm kinda catching some prime-time 3rd Eye Blind vibes on The City

back to celebrate how otm this is, down to the delivery, especially in this track

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:40 (three years ago) Permalink

i have had a lot of promo emails re this crew - something that always makes me suspicious.
clearly there is a degree of some major funding here.
so far i am still on the fence re the music : generic indie + current world studio tricks.
which is not a bad thing per se (memories of custom blue/south ... ) , just that i aint clicking with what i have heard so far.
in a few weeks they are playing a festival that me and the gang are off to, so that may provide more insight as to whether they are worthy of my attention or not ..

mark e, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:49 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm going to continue ignoring any comparisons to 3EB so I may enjoy this band.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:49 (three years ago) Permalink

never heard any 3eb ...
clearly i have lived a charmed life.

mark e, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:53 (three years ago) Permalink

nah, only semi

乒乓, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:53 (three years ago) Permalink

Haha

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:59 (three years ago) Permalink

man ned i kind of want to convince you that you'd like the first 3eb record

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:00 (three years ago) Permalink

I suffered through it and them being big at the time! Some things aren't worth the revisiting!

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:02 (three years ago) Permalink

I still remember some comments around then going "Well think of them as a pop Pavement" and I'm all "...you really don't know me that well, do you."

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:02 (three years ago) Permalink

"Pop Pavement"... I don't even know what that means

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:04 (three years ago) Permalink

ahahaha neither do i, but i feel you ned

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:05 (three years ago) Permalink

It was a strange time.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:06 (three years ago) Permalink

This music is so allusive of different reference points that are hard to reconcile together. Third Eye Blind, yes - the chorus on "Chocolate" being the other obvious orbital crossover point. Edward O says Robbie Williams for some tracks! Some of the more ambient stuff makes me think of A Mountain of One if they'd gone more pop and less pachouli. Ned says 80s "big music" generally but then also Kitchens of Distinction which I def. hear, and then makes me think of The House of Love a bit. But I also hear Placebo in their emoness and open searching for different ways to be big. And then of course (crossover) emo generally.

Tim F, Sunday, 16 June 2013 18:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Also I don't think this is even out yet but it takes the nascent 80s pop influence to new levels, feels like something from a big Hollywood soundtrack:

Tim F, Sunday, 16 June 2013 18:42 (three years ago) Permalink

when i first heard "sex" i was like "okay post-punk bassline, crossover emo everything else"

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Sunday, 16 June 2013 18:55 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah totally

Tim F, Sunday, 16 June 2013 19:10 (three years ago) Permalink

It also occurs to me that this band could have played every night at The Bronze and handily catered to any and every mood required by the narrative.

Tim F, Monday, 17 June 2013 09:25 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm kinda catching some prime-time 3rd Eye Blind vibes on The City

back to celebrate how otm this is, down to the delivery, especially in this track

Oh for sure, hearing 3EB all over these guys work now (sorry Ned, it cant be denied). Was trying to figure out remember the sample source for that song you posted and figured it out...

which samples the last 40 seconds of this

Shock G Mo Collier (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Monday, 17 June 2013 16:13 (three years ago) Permalink

hearing 3EB all over these guys work now (sorry Ned, it cant be denied)

The advantage of their heyday being a dim, murky horror of shitbaggery means I can listen to the 1975 without such trammeling, for which I am eternally grateful.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 17 June 2013 17:17 (three years ago) Permalink

Blocked in France

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:26 (two months ago) Permalink

And Holland

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:29 (two months ago) Permalink

And the US

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 13:21 (two months ago) Permalink

and Canada

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 14:10 (two months ago) Permalink

idk how long this is gonna stay up but https://www.youpak.com/watch?v=c3oVNpIwWcc

so so so gorgeous jesus christ

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:43 (two months ago) Permalink

where do i leave my corpse?

Nourry, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 19:11 (two months ago) Permalink

i'm inconsolable tbh

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 19:21 (two months ago) Permalink

i can't get used to the fact that this band can always wreck me in ways i thought inimaginable. and i love that this is the path they choose to follow after 'i like it when you sleep...', although it can mean nothing.

Nourry, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 19:27 (two months ago) Permalink

Blocked in France
― illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:26 PM (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

And Holland
― Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:29 PM (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

And the US
― Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:21 PM (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

and Canada
― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:10 PM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

The UK next, please.

Working night & day, I tried to stay awake... (Turrican), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 19:27 (two months ago) Permalink

not gonna lie that zing was legit

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 19:28 (two months ago) Permalink

:D

imago, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 19:28 (two months ago) Permalink

lmao turrican

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 19:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, did not like that at all. Covering a Sade song as a sad robot is a bad move.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 19:48 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah I really liked the album and thought it was a huge step forward, but this isn't a great version at all

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:13 (two months ago) Permalink

here's an audio link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04tmqc4

good b-side!

reminds me of uwe schmidt's (very good) john lennon cover:

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:19 (two months ago) Permalink

People thinking the Brits have been "hacked" tonight

https://twitter.com/LaurenECull/status/834500890736345095

groovypanda, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:38 (two months ago) Permalink

Turrican clearly hacking on behalf of the British deep state

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Wednesday, 22 February 2017 21:14 (two months ago) Permalink

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 23 February 2017 14:54 (two months ago) Permalink

I HAVE ONLY JUST FOUND OUT THIS NEW SINGLE IS ACTUALLY A GODDAMN SADE COVER. THEY DARED. THEY FUCKING DARED APPROACH THE HEM.

LORD GIVE ME THE CONFIDENCE OF A MEDIOCRE WHITE MAN ETC ETC ETC

lex pretend, Friday, 24 February 2017 17:48 (two months ago) Permalink

lol

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 24 February 2017 17:50 (two months ago) Permalink

I didn't think the Futureheads desecrating Kate Bush would be outdone in my lifetime

lex pretend, Friday, 24 February 2017 17:52 (two months ago) Permalink

haha i am not that outraged but it does betray a...... lack of self-awareness, or at least Sade-awareness, on par with i dunno chvrches doing a stereolab cover? you just don't mess, it does you no favours

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 24 February 2017 18:00 (two months ago) Permalink

or like...when chvrches did a bauhaus cover

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 24 February 2017 18:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Stereogum ran a whole article this week on cover versions of this song. They were uniformly awful.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 24 February 2017 18:03 (two months ago) Permalink

I would gladly listen to Chvrches cover Stereolab.

MarkoP, Friday, 24 February 2017 18:04 (two months ago) Permalink

chvrches doing "bela lugosi's dead" feels way more out-of-depth than this though, not that i'm justifying this cover to people who will believe me on that point

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 24 February 2017 18:04 (two months ago) Permalink

that chvrches cover is so bizarre, i had totally forgotten about it

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 24 February 2017 18:05 (two months ago) Permalink

besides which the "by your side" cover doesn't veer from the original arrangement or reconstruct it as a rock song a la futureheads, just sort of faithfully recreates it with saxophones and synths and i assume someone humming through a distortion pedal, w matty singing through a vocoder. the anger it inspires is just another exponent of the significant contempt ppl already feel for this band, sade injury added to general insult

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 24 February 2017 18:14 (two months ago) Permalink

though i guess now that they've trolled lex so directly they can break up

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 24 February 2017 18:15 (two months ago) Permalink

what's up with the posts in this thread about how this cover is bad

J0rdan S., Friday, 24 February 2017 18:17 (two months ago) Permalink

matty using a vocoder kinda subverted how i genuinely would rather not hear anyone but sade sing this song. it's like the inverse of bon iver's bonnie raitt cover, which is well-intentioned and intolerable

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 24 February 2017 18:24 (two months ago) Permalink

it's like they took the outro of "if i believe you" and made it a whole song, can't think of anything i'd want more in my life

J0rdan S., Friday, 24 February 2017 19:37 (two months ago) Permalink

definitely better than justin vernon's autotune cover

ufo, Saturday, 25 February 2017 04:10 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah uh this is amazing jordan otm

k3vin k., Saturday, 25 February 2017 04:16 (one month ago) Permalink

the idea that a band who pulled off soul so flawlessly on "if i believe you" hasn't earned the right to tackle sade does not scan to me

k3vin k., Saturday, 25 February 2017 04:49 (one month ago) Permalink

ok I need to hear that Chvrche s cover, and this one too.

Mark G, Saturday, 25 February 2017 14:23 (one month ago) Permalink

their last album is still so good btw

k3vin k., Sunday, 26 February 2017 03:41 (one month ago) Permalink

oh it's one year old today!

ufo, Sunday, 26 February 2017 04:24 (one month ago) Permalink

is it just me or is "change of heart" super hats-y, especially the beginning

k3vin k., Sunday, 26 February 2017 04:45 (one month ago) Permalink

"please be naked" too tbh

k3vin k., Sunday, 26 February 2017 05:02 (one month ago) Permalink

yes to both

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Sunday, 26 February 2017 05:35 (one month ago) Permalink

it's very easy to imagine a paul buchanan vocal over please be naked

ufo, Sunday, 26 February 2017 05:47 (one month ago) Permalink

has enough time passed for us to poll the album

k3vin k., Sunday, 26 February 2017 18:05 (one month ago) Permalink

omg yeah

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Sunday, 26 February 2017 18:32 (one month ago) Permalink

i'm going for it

k3vin k., Sunday, 26 February 2017 19:51 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

btw "by your side" still slays

k3vin k., Friday, 7 April 2017 21:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

slaaaaays.

k3vin k., Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:38 (one week ago) Permalink

sremms on 'perfect pint' is the only legitimate sade tribute tbh

r|t|c, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:40 (one week ago) Permalink

n|a|h

k3vin k., Wednesday, 12 April 2017 17:16 (one week ago) Permalink

so this band doesn't sound anything like I thought they woud sound like. pleasant surprise.

akm, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 04:24 (five days ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.