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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) link

this band is great

"the city" and "sex" are so good

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

yeah i like this side of them too

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

oh this is really good, damn

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

this is what i want james blake to sound like

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

ha otm

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

some of their lyrics are very disarming

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

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

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

band

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

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

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

two weeks pass...

Adore this band.

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

:D

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

my man

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

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

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

this is an indie band? :\

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

agree that this is awes

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

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

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

nah, only semi

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

Haha

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

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

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

ahahaha neither do i, but i feel you ned

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

It was a strange time.

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

yeah totally

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

Someone must have gone bootleg Dischord t-shirt shopping.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 19:06 (two weeks ago) link

It's funny how a decade and a half ago, I would have been seething that this major label poseur is wearing a Fugazi tee but now I'm just like haaaaaaaa

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 19:09 (two weeks ago) link

When I saw them last he was wearing a Minor Threat shirt.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 19:11 (two weeks ago) link

little-known fact: Matty's uncle was the ice-cream eating motherfucker

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 19:18 (two weeks ago) link

they’re planning to release four more songs before the release which ugh

I know I can always ignore them but I’m only human

I guess the 6 songs total that we’re gonna hear before release is only be like a quarter of the album (isn’t it gonna have like 20+ tracks)

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:26 (one week ago) link

yeah 22 tracks

https://music.apple.com/us/album/notes-on-a-conditional-form/1473599936

also looks like they've changed the album art and for the worse

ufo, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:45 (one week ago) link

gonna try to do myself a solid and skip the remaining advance tracks

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:47 (one week ago) link

New song does not sound like Fugazi at all

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:34 (one week ago) link

where can i hear it? i forgot the bbc premiere...

Nourry, Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:36 (one week ago) link

this song is amazing

J0rdan S., Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:37 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS1b7Q--9Zs

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:41 (one week ago) link

they did it again

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:41 (one week ago) link

great creation records vibe on this

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:46 (one week ago) link

love it when matty actually sort of writes a bridge

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:47 (one week ago) link

this is so good. how can i thank them properly?

Nourry, Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:50 (one week ago) link

i'm sorry that i'm kinda queer, it's not as weird as it appears
it's 'cause my body doesn't stop me
oh it's okay, lots of people think i'm gay
but we're friends, so it's cool, why would it not be?

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:51 (one week ago) link

I listened to two seconds before I remembered my earlier pledge. I will stay strong!!

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 16 January 2020 20:01 (one week ago) link

I just saw them last year but strongly thinking about seeing them in Toronto in May

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 16 January 2020 20:04 (one week ago) link

oh god this is just incredible

petey v, Thursday, 16 January 2020 20:12 (one week ago) link

goosebumps!

petey v, Thursday, 16 January 2020 20:12 (one week ago) link

love this! feels very 90’s outer-edge britpop, like Ash or something. jangly and kinda dreamy
INTO IT

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 16 January 2020 20:13 (one week ago) link

that was my first thought, too.

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Thursday, 16 January 2020 20:46 (one week ago) link

Haven’t listened to the new one yet just here to say “change of heart” is one of my favorite songs of theirs & it is the most heartfelt sentimental tender song abt being the person breaking up since idk Gwen stefani “cool”

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 16 January 2020 21:21 (one week ago) link

this song oddly does not sound like "me" and "you" together

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 16 January 2020 21:23 (one week ago) link

xpost "cool" feels like a smart reference point, it's the kind of song you could imagine them ghostwriting for a pop singer.

new song is like a baggier "milk" and i am impossibly down for that.

Tim F, Thursday, 16 January 2020 21:44 (one week ago) link

This is totally unrelated but I think that they should cover U2 “I will follow”

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 16 January 2020 22:30 (one week ago) link

still the best band in the world

ufo, Thursday, 16 January 2020 22:45 (one week ago) link

wow, how do these guys do it

k3vin k., Thursday, 16 January 2020 23:00 (one week ago) link

jangle is such a good look on them

k3vin k., Thursday, 16 January 2020 23:03 (one week ago) link

the bridge is soooooo good

k3vin k., Thursday, 16 January 2020 23:17 (one week ago) link

trying to figure out what the riff reminds me of and I think it’s “bobby jean”???

k3vin k., Thursday, 16 January 2020 23:19 (one week ago) link

lyrics of this one are kicking my personal ass

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 17 January 2020 00:28 (one week ago) link

Oh yeah this is great. My favorite of the songs released for this album so far

Vinnie, Friday, 17 January 2020 00:41 (one week ago) link

lyrics of this one are kicking my personal ass

you tell me.
a friend of mine was telling me that this song is everything she couldn't say when she was 17.
i think it's everything i can't say at 31!

Nourry, Friday, 17 January 2020 00:45 (one week ago) link

This is IT. Best new track by far

J. Sam, Friday, 17 January 2020 01:01 (one week ago) link

This sounds like a song from the soundtrack of an American Pie sequel.

*ducks*

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 17 January 2020 01:34 (one week ago) link

xpost "cool" feels like a smart reference point, it's the kind of song you could imagine them ghostwriting for a pop singer

― Tim F, Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:44 PM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

I suppose I’m reaching to an extent calling it heartfelt and sentimental — the music definitely gives the lyrics these emotional shadings they resist — but it feels true that the emotion is there ... I like that it ends with him sitting in self pity and crying In the car

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 17 January 2020 01:37 (one week ago) link

Easily my favourite of the songs from the new album so far. The jangly Britpop vibes suit them so well.

kitchen person, Friday, 17 January 2020 02:51 (one week ago) link

oh so have they released something new

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 January 2020 03:07 (one week ago) link

"cool" also has a p solid keening synth part in it. "a change of heart" is the kind of defensive that pretty much exposes everything it's hiding imo, so yeah you're otm deej

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 17 January 2020 03:16 (one week ago) link

This is totally unrelated but I think that they should cover U2 “I will follow”

And I keep thinking they should cover "Round Here" by Counting Crows.

MarkoP, Friday, 17 January 2020 04:49 (one week ago) link

i saw a great youtube comment (that i can no longer find) to the effect of “everyone thinking this is The Song: in an interview five years from now Matty will say it’s about weed” 😂

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 January 2020 04:53 (one week ago) link

decided the new one is the mid-point of "vapour trail" and "semi-charmed life"

ufo, Friday, 17 January 2020 10:03 (one week ago) link

wow yes

J0rdan S., Friday, 17 January 2020 16:11 (one week ago) link

decided the new one is the mid-point of "vapour trail" and "semi-charmed life"

― ufo, Friday, January 17, 2020

This is perfect.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 January 2020 16:14 (one week ago) link

otm damn. great to have the 3EB comparisons come back around

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Friday, 17 January 2020 16:16 (one week ago) link

i've come around hard on "people" and especially "frail state of mind," both of which i liked but initially didn't see myself returning to much. and now there's this which is absolutely perfect... so so pumped for the album and quite disappointed it's been pushed back yet again.

petey v, Friday, 17 January 2020 18:26 (one week ago) link

I don’t know what the fuck that is but I love that song about being in a phone box or whatever it is https://t.co/AnolXScieJ

— 🥾🌍 (@Truman_Black) January 17, 2020

k3vin k., Sunday, 19 January 2020 21:45 (one week ago) link

It's very 'first Ocean Colour Scene album' but perhaps unfairly i couldn't help think of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClcwKgxu2wk

piscesx, Monday, 20 January 2020 02:18 (six days ago) link


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