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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 (ten years ago) link

this band is great

"the city" and "sex" are so good

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 15 May 2013 17:46 (ten years ago) link

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

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 21:22 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

yeah i like this side of them too

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 21:45 (ten years ago) link

oh this is really good, damn

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 15 May 2013 22:31 (ten years ago) link

this is what i want james blake to sound like

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 15 May 2013 22:31 (ten years ago) link

ha otm

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 23:29 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

this is what i want james blake to sound like

otm // otm

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

some of their lyrics are very disarming

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Monday, 27 May 2013 22:34 (ten years ago) link

band

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Monday, 27 May 2013 22:35 (ten years ago) link

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

Mark G, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 08:52 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Adore this band.

Tim F, Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:01 (ten years ago) link

:D

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

my man

J0rdan S., Saturday, 15 June 2013 14:32 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

[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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

Tim F, Sunday, 16 June 2013 02:24 (ten years ago) link

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

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

this is an indie band? :\

乒乓, Sunday, 16 June 2013 13:30 (ten years ago) link

agree that this is awes

乒乓, Sunday, 16 June 2013 13:30 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:49 (ten years ago) link

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

mark e, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:53 (ten years ago) link

nah, only semi

乒乓, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:53 (ten years ago) link

Haha

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:59 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:04 (ten years ago) link

ahahaha neither do i, but i feel you ned

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

It was a strange time.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:06 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

yeah totally

Tim F, Sunday, 16 June 2013 19:10 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

sorry to hear that the american press are being shitty in covering it too

ufo, Sunday, 23 July 2023 05:22 (six months ago) link

xpost well that, plus the 1975 has played in Malaysia before at the exact same festival a few years ago - they and their management were perfectly aware of the performance rules here. So even though matty had been acting out in public recently, the organisers didn't think twice about inviting them again because it hadn't been a problem the first time. 

anyway, they've canceled their next two shows: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk-band-1975-cancels-indonesia-taiwan-shows-after-malaysia-lgbt-controversy-2023-07-23/

Roz, Sunday, 23 July 2023 05:33 (six months ago) link

While being shitty often seems to be the NYTimes house policy, they did keep the paragraph about LGBT activists accusing Healey of “performative activism” and saying “his action was likely to expose the community to more stigma and discrimination”—so I think the point is still made.

Anyway, as Healey is British, I was curious how the BBC covered it. They quote a festival director talking about how the stunt hurts “the fans(…), the festival organisers and, you know, I think the industry as a whole”—but unfortunately do not touch on the larger point that Roz’s reporting conveys.

Empty Tushy Fills (morrisp), Sunday, 23 July 2023 06:44 (six months ago) link

(Whoops—apologies to Healy for misspelling his name in my post, though he seems like a heel however you spell it.)

Empty Tushy Fills (morrisp), Sunday, 23 July 2023 06:47 (six months ago) link

ok sorry

ivy., Sunday, 23 July 2023 07:58 (six months ago) link

<3 roz

mookieproof, Monday, 24 July 2023 06:05 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Iirc Matty Healy no longer has a corporate role at Dirty Hit, right?

More ominous to me is the band's apparent desire to tour themselves into the ground. They played here and Milwaukee in December 2022, then just a few weeks ago at Lollapalooza, then coming back to Milwaukee and Chicago area in October. That's a lot behind one album.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 21 August 2023 15:37 (six months ago) link

they tour a ridiculous amount but if anything they've been relatively restrained this year with only ~110 shows (including the rest of this year's schedule) compared to the 204 shows they played in 2014 for example

ufo, Monday, 21 August 2023 21:33 (six months ago) link

that’s how you pay the bills these days idk

k3vin k., Thursday, 24 August 2023 01:38 (five months ago) link

xxp I thought the same thing. Friend who missed the first show asked if I wanted to go to this one. It's at Allstate, which I'd guess is, what...twice as big as Aragon? I was surprised.

Indexed, Thursday, 24 August 2023 13:57 (five months ago) link

They sold out the United Center in 2018 or whenever, and that's bigger than Allstate.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 24 August 2023 13:59 (five months ago) link

I’ve been waiting for “Sad Mile,” from Mousetrap, to be discovered for a soundtrack or something…

Clientless (Scooter's Version) (morrisp), Thursday, 24 August 2023 14:01 (five months ago) link

Wrong thread sorry

Clientless (Scooter's Version) (morrisp), Thursday, 24 August 2023 14:02 (five months ago) link

xxp Ah, I had no idea. Interesting.

Indexed, Thursday, 24 August 2023 14:33 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

every the 1975 song pic.twitter.com/vgkVw6NbXB

— jillkrajewski.bsky.social (@JillKrajewski) September 17, 2023

flopson, Monday, 18 September 2023 01:59 (five months ago) link

No lies told

Ned Raggett, Monday, 18 September 2023 04:03 (five months ago) link

That is excellent

Indexed, Monday, 18 September 2023 14:51 (five months ago) link

lmao

you don’t hear from me at all https://t.co/jKTwO0ehcX

— Lucy Dacus (@lucydacus) September 21, 2023

Murgatroid, Thursday, 21 September 2023 17:32 (five months ago) link

that isn't quite the epic clapback twitter is making it. It's just like an affirmation of Healy's punchline.

Beyond Goo and Evol (President Keyes), Thursday, 21 September 2023 17:37 (five months ago) link

it was enough for him to deactivate his account though lol

Roz, Friday, 22 September 2023 01:44 (four months ago) link

fully expecting the next album to be the worst thing ever if he hasn't gotten over this idiot edgelord phase

ufo, Friday, 22 September 2023 03:10 (four months ago) link

he's deactivated and reactivated a million times tbf

Murgatroid, Friday, 22 September 2023 03:30 (four months ago) link

The Ben Dreyfuss of pop.

Chris L, Friday, 22 September 2023 08:00 (four months ago) link

apparently taking an indefinite hiatus from touring after this latest tour but Matty says a lot of shit so I'm taking it with a grain of salt

Murgatroid, Wednesday, 27 September 2023 17:31 (four months ago) link

Doesn't every band take an indefinite hiatus between tours?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 27 September 2023 17:34 (four months ago) link

Next album: An Indefinite Hiatus from Touring.

hat trick of trashiness (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 September 2023 17:35 (four months ago) link

A Momentary Lapse of Touring.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 27 September 2023 17:44 (four months ago) link

A Brief Deletion of Social Media Accounts

Vinnie, Wednesday, 27 September 2023 23:24 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Way back when my daughter bought a couple of tickets to see the Milwaukee show tomorrow. She can't go, so gave the tickets to me. I don't feel like driving up there, and people are selling tickets for the single digits (maybe in part because they subsequently added a Chicago show), so I can't get rid of these tickets, either. Oh well.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 27 October 2023 18:35 (three months ago) link

I'd normally be game but saw them the last time they came through. Hope you can find some way to use them.

Indexed, Friday, 27 October 2023 19:01 (three months ago) link

As a lesson to my daughter not to just spend money on things she won't use.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 27 October 2023 19:05 (three months ago) link

this audio sucks but i love them playing "so far (it's alright)" ... a song that has a very special place in my heart for briefly imagining a collaboration between them & dj koze

So Far (It's Alright) Live in Milwaukee#The1975 pic.twitter.com/bsheSp3kWF

— The 1975 (@the1975) November 2, 2023

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 2 November 2023 16:33 (three months ago) link

looking thru their setlist.fm stats & they've never played "the birthday party" on american soil. that doesn't sit right with me

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 2 November 2023 16:37 (three months ago) link

they put out the MSG live show from earlier this year as an album on streaming

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 7 November 2023 17:57 (three months ago) link

they released more tickets for their previously sold-out show here and ngl I was tempted to go but I really shouldn't spend three digits on a show that's more or less the same show they played less than a year ago

Murgatroid, Tuesday, 7 November 2023 18:04 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

the best band

truly humbled underdog (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 3 January 2024 02:13 (one month ago) link

getting re-obsessed with “102” lately

truly humbled underdog (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 3 January 2024 02:13 (one month ago) link

and their last album is actually a classic I’m afraid to tell the haters. the lads had done it again and it was we who were ignorant

truly humbled underdog (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 3 January 2024 02:14 (one month ago) link

“Oh Caroline” is a huge jam

brimstead, Wednesday, 3 January 2024 02:16 (one month ago) link

omg taylor swift offered them an opening spot on her tour but they declined I DON'T THINK I COULD EVEN HAVE PHYSICALLY HANDLED THAT BUT OMG IMAGINE

― uberweiss, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 9:52 PM (nine years ago) bookmarkflaglink

!!

truly humbled underdog (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 3 January 2024 03:15 (one month ago) link

What is “102”?

Tim F, Wednesday, 3 January 2024 04:24 (one month ago) link

a brief inquiry's japanese bonus track. just an acoustic ballad

ufo, Wednesday, 3 January 2024 04:39 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLrqm8F7TgM

matty wrote this when he was 15!

truly humbled underdog (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 3 January 2024 18:43 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZvF2YEkA_Q

love this performance of this song

truly humbled underdog (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 16 January 2024 05:14 (one month ago) link

Wow! Great application of the "Being Funny" arrangement style to that tune IMO. The only boy band that matters, ha

If I luge, if I luge, if I luge you on the track (Craig D.), Tuesday, 16 January 2024 15:54 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

new song from some Apple+ TV show is gorgeous

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37ZFDJgVa0w

Murgatroid, Wednesday, 7 February 2024 17:37 (two weeks ago) link

i need an album by the 1975 focused in this vibe. unfortunately, that will never happen.

Nourry, Wednesday, 7 February 2024 19:01 (two weeks ago) link

self titled expanded edition -core, nice

truly humbled underdog (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 21:51 (two weeks ago) link


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