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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6Y2FVD5JVw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfBKqaVk2Co

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeDGfk0UJw8

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

this band is great

"the city" and "sex" are so good

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

yeah i like this side of them too

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

oh this is really good, damn

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

this is what i want james blake to sound like

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

ha otm

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

some of their lyrics are very disarming

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

also "you" is just the best song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6q-nvrIHXU

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

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

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

band

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

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

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

two weeks pass...

Adore this band.

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

:D

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

my man

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

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

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

this is an indie band? :\

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

agree that this is awes

乒乓, Sunday, 16 June 2013 13:30 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAcojLygGHg

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

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

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

nah, only semi

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

Haha

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

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

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

ahahaha neither do i, but i feel you ned

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

It was a strange time.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:06 (five 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 (five 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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b77_BS9Pww0

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

yeah totally

Tim F, Sunday, 16 June 2013 19:10 (five 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 (five 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...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0Gvptdghwo
which samples the last 40 seconds of this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-3N7TBrfOA

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

You mean the ilx poster who was brainwashed by Tom Ewing ? He’s a hand wringing sincerity bro like all the new radicals fans pumping up the 1975

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 19:46 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm not gonna get into hair-splitting arguments about irony bros on the 1975 thread

5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 19:48 (one month ago) Permalink

I mean that in the sense that we are all brainwashed by Tom Ewing

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 19:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Saying max is a “irony bro” is a mega misreading of his place in teh discourse

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 19:50 (one month ago) Permalink

fwiw I follow a lot of lronic hipster left ppl on Twitter and all they could talk about when the singles list came out was how they either hated or were profoundly baffled by them

resident hack (Simon H.), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 19:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Yes. They like parquet courts

Max is being somewhat (tho I don’t think disingenuously) iconoclastic in his support, and while he’s conversant with irony bros I think he tends to be pretty sincere

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 19:59 (one month ago) Permalink

there was some really funny twitter post last year that I can't find that was like "I wish there was a Pitchfork for indie rock"

5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:00 (one month ago) Permalink

A Brief Inquiry Into Hair-Splitting Arguments About Irony Bros.

Would have been a better title.

Position Position, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:13 (one month ago) Permalink

What idiot called it 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships' and not 'I'm Literally Shaking RN'

5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:14 (one month ago) Permalink

max is like a previous gen irony bro imo. he's graduated from irony and now writes posts titled 'Why Mark Zuckerberg is FaceBook's Biggest Liability'

flopson, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:33 (one month ago) Permalink

I find the lyrics to this song moving, emotionally, but also obsequious and pandering and far far away from what I'd point to and say "here, observe these lyrics, which are objectively good."

― flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 16:24 (three hours ago) Permalink

i don't think it's obsequious. like most of us i'm predisposed to not like songs that are too topical and try to capture the zeitgeist or wtv, but they pulled it off

flopson, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:47 (one month ago) Permalink

What idiot called it 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships' and not 'I'm Literally Shaking RN'

― 5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, December 11, 2018 2:14 PM (thirty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

See, THIS is an ironybro post

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:47 (one month ago) Permalink

There’s probably an implied “(and that’s bad, btw)” already on this album after “the smell of your hair reminds me of her feet.”

Tim F, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 21:10 (one month ago) Permalink

lol

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 21:20 (one month ago) Permalink

i don't think it's obsequious. like most of us i'm predisposed to not like songs that are too topical and try to capture the zeitgeist or wtv, but they pulled it off

Fair enough. Maybe I should give them more credit for that success!

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 21:47 (one month ago) Permalink

The chorus is cathartic af but I feel like that just adds to the bathos.

Not sure if intentional but probably best captures the zeitgeist in how empty and myopic the title sentiment feels relative to the anxiety of the verses.

tsrobodo, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Yes good post agreed

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Something about it’s concept + “give yourself a try” which seem very rhetorically clever, ways of standing out by framing things in a way that reflects our time better

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:22 (one month ago) Permalink

I think "Give Yourself a Try" does it better by default. Self deprecation and wit are never not relatable.

tsrobodo, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:34 (one month ago) Permalink

I do think the first couplet "We're fucking in a car, shooting heroin / saying controversial things just for the hell of it" is top-tier but I'm a sucker for meta

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:36 (one month ago) Permalink

There’s probably an implied “(and that’s bad, btw)” already on this album after “the smell of your hair reminds me of her feet.”

― Tim F, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 4:10 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark

lol

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Tsrodobo otm

Idk there’s this unexamined western millenerian eschatological affect wherein being overwhelmed by apocalyptic feelings becomes its own sort of solipsistic romance rather than an impetus to build and make horizontal connections or fight

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:30 (one month ago) Permalink

i mean it seems like thats what the song's about!

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 03:48 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah. But ... I think that feeling is bad. So that rubs weirdly against my feeling that the song is good. I guess it gets at the question of whether critique is possible via exaggeration/reduction or is it better to posit an alternative, to say nothing of the question as to whether art’s job is critique in the first place

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 04:55 (one month ago) Permalink

i didnt get the impression that was tsrobodo's point exactly

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 05:47 (one month ago) Permalink

maybe im wrong idk but i find it weirdly affirming that my experience of being ineffectual in a society that disempowers the individual is also an experience shared by others

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:40 (one month ago) Permalink

"how to draw/petrichor" is becoming my favorite on the new album

k3vin k., Saturday, 15 December 2018 19:37 (one month ago) Permalink

ranked:

'I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)'
'Inside Your Mind'
'Love It If We Made It'
'It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)'
'TooTimeTooTimeTooTime'
'How to Draw/Petrichor'
'Be My Mistake'
'I Couldn't Be More in Love'
'Surrounded by Heads and Bodies'
'Give Yourself a Try'
'I Like America & America Likes Me'
'Sincerity Is Scary'
'The Man Who Married a Robot/Love Theme'
'Mine'
'The 1975'

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 15 December 2018 22:38 (one month ago) Permalink

"how to draw/petrichor" is becoming my favorite on the new album

whyyy is it not 12+ minutes

tpp, Thursday, 20 December 2018 14:33 (one month ago) Permalink

It's a cool song, though I like the "How to Draw" half a little more. There's still a lot of songs in the back half of this album I can't really get into tho. Wish I could hear what you all hear in "Inside Your Mind". But others have grown a lot on me: "Sincerity is Scary" and "It's Not Living" are A+. So generous that this band continues to throw bones like "It's Not Living" to fans like me that adore the first album most

Vinnie, Thursday, 20 December 2018 15:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Bon Iver must be lying in a ditch somewhere in the woods, wrapped up in fetus position and bawling his eyes out, because he knows he'll never write a song as gorgeous as 'I Couldn't Be More In Love'.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 28 December 2018 01:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Editing to The 1975: pic.twitter.com/HdnukQJKjP

— monet p. thomas (@monetwithlove) December 30, 2018

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 30 December 2018 02:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

My brain has inserted a nonexistent Common verse at the end of Sincerity is Scary. 2 decades of Soulquarian conditioning at work.

tsrobodo, Sunday, 30 December 2018 19:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-1975/2019/3arena-dublin-ireland-53947761.html

this tour's setlist looks great

from videos i've seen the lighting setup looks very very cool too of course

ufo, Saturday, 12 January 2019 04:23 (one week ago) Permalink

wow that set list is just banger after banger

k3vin k., Saturday, 12 January 2019 04:59 (one week ago) Permalink

also wild to think that the album hype cycle is about to start up again in only a month or two

ufo, Saturday, 12 January 2019 05:03 (one week ago) Permalink

last years album kind of disappointing

flopson, Saturday, 12 January 2019 05:44 (one week ago) Permalink

they better deliver

flopson, Saturday, 12 January 2019 05:45 (one week ago) Permalink

wow, yeah, the setlist/videos look great - so great that I just bought tickets to see them on Friday, v excited.

toby, Saturday, 12 January 2019 08:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Damn, setlist looks great. Might have to make a short trip to Singapore or Thailand to catch them

Vinnie, Saturday, 12 January 2019 08:50 (one week ago) Permalink

Unsurprisingly they were completely awesome, can highly recommend this tour.

toby, Friday, 18 January 2019 23:43 (three days ago) Permalink

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RtKJXFqEtPM

toby, Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:08 (two days ago) Permalink

I was browsing in a shop a couple of days ago and they had 'She Way Out' blasting out really loud, and it actually sounded amazing at that volume. It got me revisiting the first album again.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 19 January 2019 21:22 (two days ago) Permalink

and you realized it is awesome

k3vin k., Saturday, 19 January 2019 21:51 (two days ago) Permalink

and I realised that while Healy has become a much better singer since and there's moments on the record that make me wince a bit on the vocal front, the album is packed with bangers.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 19 January 2019 22:00 (two days ago) Permalink

I think Healy sings some of these songs better live nowadays. I really hated 'Chocolate' until I heard a recent live version, and the way they start that song off live with just the interlocking guitar licks is a neat touch!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 19 January 2019 22:07 (two days ago) Permalink

'M.O.N.E.Y.' sounds great live tol. At this point, it's only really the closing track that I can't really get into.

I wish 'You' had been on this album.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 19 January 2019 22:10 (two days ago) Permalink

*too

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 19 January 2019 22:10 (two days ago) Permalink


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