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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 (six years ago) Permalink

this band is great

"the city" and "sex" are so good

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

yeah i like this side of them too

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

oh this is really good, damn

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

this is what i want james blake to sound like

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

ha otm

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 23:29 (six 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

oh my god that performance is wonderful

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Friday, 22 February 2019 01:20 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

the 1975 - a brief inquiry into online relationships poll

k3vin k., Monday, 18 March 2019 21:17 (two months ago) Permalink

having one of those nights where their amniotic ambient stuff sounds like the best music ever... menswear, me, head.cars.bending, haunt/bed, so far it's alright, fallingforyou... jesus h

― J0rdan S., Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:00 AM (eight months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

k3vin k., Saturday, 30 March 2019 05:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, throw 'Lostmyhead' onto that pile too, which is one of my favourite ever tracks of theirs.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 30 March 2019 22:31 (one month ago) Permalink

I just love this band so much

k3vin k., Saturday, 30 March 2019 23:38 (one month ago) Permalink

I saw them last weekend in Buenos Aires. It was really, really good. A very trimmed down setlist, no instrumentals, just a non-stop barrage of hits. Matt looked way better than the last time, much more engaged with the audience than in 2017. The projections are amazing, they've really upped the ante with the production values this time. The final performance is "Sex" and it's in-fucking-credible.

There's a recording of the performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSqH_95uAVI&t=1748s. You guys over the equator are in for a treat with this tour.

cpl593H, Thursday, 4 April 2019 13:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Notes On A Conditional Form pic.twitter.com/0HBcT8D3Ud

— matty (@Truman_Black) April 14, 2019

looks like the build up to Notes is starting

ufo, Monday, 15 April 2019 06:16 (one month ago) Permalink

worth noting over here, i guess, that their Coachella performance was absolutely 10/10

alpine static, Monday, 15 April 2019 06:35 (one month ago) Permalink

I didn't catch the Coachella performance as it would have been silly o'clock in the morning in the UK when it was broadcasted, I'll wait until someone inevitably whacks the set up on Youtube.

Fingers crossed that there's no elevator muzak pseudo cocktail jazz on the new record, and it's all '80s style bangers, shoegazy goodness and IDM freakouts.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 15 April 2019 14:09 (one month ago) Permalink

this is the last time i'll say anything about it but if anything your enjoyment of this band is worse than your previous disdain

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:11 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwvBGy1A6Wo

they sound amazing. even matty's singing is 3000x better than usual

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:32 (one month ago) Permalink

*click!*

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:37 (one month ago) Permalink

They are one of the most mysteriously great sounding live acts since Phoenix. I mean, just literally, how good they sound, for four or five dudes and what they're doing. I assume there must be some sort of audio magic at work, but it's subtle, if it's even happening.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:43 (one month ago) Permalink

BTW, I heard from a source the the title of their next album will indeed be " I assume there must be some sort of audio magic at work, but it's subtle, if it's even happening."

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:43 (one month ago) Permalink

"i like america" live is a motherfucker

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:54 (one month ago) Permalink

also lmao at the very small but loud group of people shouting "antichrist! antichrist! antichrist!"

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 18 April 2019 18:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Ha! One day they'll just randomly play it and all hell will break loose.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 18 April 2019 19:27 (one month ago) Permalink

The production design for their show is super good.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:08 (one month ago) Permalink

They are one of the most mysteriously great sounding live acts since Phoenix. I mean, just literally, how good they sound, for four or five dudes and what they're doing. I assume there must be some sort of audio magic at work, but it's subtle, if it's even happening.

― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, April 18, 2019 5:43 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Four band members plus two auxilliary musicians plus two dancers that also sing backing vocals plus backing tracks covering the rest of the parts.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:13 (one month ago) Permalink

*auxiliary.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:15 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh, I know *how* they do it, it just sounds very, very good. Clean, solid, locked together air-tight. I feel that way whenever I see, say, a mainstream country act or something like Panic at the Disco, where there is a lot of movement and showmanship and playing but it sounds almost identical to the record (which is already pretty slick to begin with). It's just so impeccably ... *produced*, but live.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:41 (one month ago) Permalink

what was the YoutuBe video Brad posted? it seems to have disappeared (or the wifi in this taco shop sucks)

also:

"i like america" live is a motherfucker

― american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:54 AM (three hours ago)

this, this, this. was absolutely a highlight of Coachella set. maybe THE highlight.

alpine static, Thursday, 18 April 2019 21:06 (one month ago) Permalink

It was the Coachella set. It seems to have pulled from Youtube for the usual, obvious reasons.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 18 April 2019 21:10 (one month ago) Permalink

I’m sure it’ll be officially uploaded shortly

k3vin k., Friday, 19 April 2019 03:12 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGrtzzpNpi0

here's a new song played acoustic that'll likely be on Notes in some form

ufo, Friday, 19 April 2019 03:30 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRBg31w0ANs

alpine static, Friday, 19 April 2019 15:39 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dclYNe2z9YI

alpine static, Friday, 19 April 2019 15:45 (one month ago) Permalink

those video screens are pretty fuckin cool. that is not what coachella looked like when i went.

alpine static, Friday, 19 April 2019 15:50 (one month ago) Permalink

It's funny, because everything I've read about the new album suggests that it's going to be their kind of version of a "going back to our roots" album, but I'll bet it isn't.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 19 April 2019 16:43 (one month ago) Permalink

"We think it'll sound like Burial" suggests "going back to our roots" for you?
Admittedly that was just one of several things they've said about the album, but it was also, like, the first

You can't see it but I had an epiphany (Champiness), Friday, 19 April 2019 20:48 (one month ago) Permalink

Okay, almost everything. I tend not to pay attention to what an artist thinks their record is going to sound like before they've started make it.

Remember, they were going to put out an album under the name of Drive Like I Do before that plan was scrapped, and since then Healy has spoken about wanting to return to the feel of being a small emo band rather than go down a more arena rock route. Also, lyrically, the ideas so far suggest the territory of the first album rather than anything since.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 19 April 2019 20:57 (one month ago) Permalink

I would die for another record like the first one, it’s the one I play most often now

k3vin k., Friday, 19 April 2019 22:31 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah its the best one

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 19 April 2019 22:39 (one month ago) Permalink

god, i love this band

alpine static, Thursday, 25 April 2019 06:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

is getting STDs ever a vibe, regardless of one's age?

J. Sam, Saturday, 27 April 2019 18:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Growing a beard's not hard at all, either. In fact, it's too fucking easy for my liking.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 27 April 2019 19:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Anyway, had I like it when you sleep... on full blast today, I'd forgotten how much I really, really like 'UGH!' ...

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 27 April 2019 20:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

pic.twitter.com/7pijsRGXiJ

— matty (@Truman_Black) May 7, 2019

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 18:53 (one week ago) Permalink

The band was, of course, great tonight. A couple of funny things. First, I had hoped to take my daughter, but she is for whatever reason totally averse to the band, which ... I don't know why. I was talking with the friend I took in her stead and we thought that maybe she's just too young by a few years, that this is music for 20-somethings, not teens, as much as our teens would like to think they're mature and worldly. Who knows? But second was my friend himself, who I took as a sort of experiment. He's older than me (in his low '50s) and had never even heard of the band before I invited, so I was curious what he'd think. He came straight from work, and go figure, he liked it a lot. (Which was not surprising, because what's not to like, right?). And last - and this is even goofier - I wore what I had been wearing all day, a commemorative "Fort Reno Washington, DC" t-shirt (Fort Reno being the public park where a lot of Dischord bands would play). As I watched the show I thought, jeez, the 1975 is sort of the anti-Dischord, isn't it? And then about halfway through the set Matty took off his jacket and ... he was wearing a Minor Threat shirt!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 May 2019 04:06 (one week ago) Permalink

i hope i'll see them live again in july. unfortunately it's in a music festival.

btw, did anyone hear the new no rome's ep?
i'm enjoying it quite a lot, specially the first two emo tunes, although i would like them to be a little bit longer, i guess.

Nourry, Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:12 (one week ago) Permalink

I hope that's actually the cover. It looks great.

Simon H., Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:09 (one week ago) Permalink

A charming interviewee, I must say.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_agjB2bECxA

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:11 (one week ago) Permalink

yes i have always agreed!

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:15 (one week ago) Permalink

He looks a lot like Johnny Marr in that interview.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Their visual design is impeccable. Ugh.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 9 May 2019 20:12 (one week ago) Permalink

that interview was terrific

that guy asked good unconventional questions! and good on those other folks for not interrupting the long story.

alpine static, Thursday, 9 May 2019 23:20 (one week ago) Permalink

no doubt i was kuleshoving him but i enjoyed what seemed to me the progression in stages of the silent older guy's expression from "who is this vapid twerp" to "wow life"

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 9 May 2019 23:38 (one week ago) Permalink

silent older guy looks like Classic British Host, i.e. alky three Pimms + lemonades in his cups

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 9 May 2019 23:41 (one week ago) Permalink


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