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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

why are they trying to sound like jet?

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 22 August 2019 20:11 (one month ago) link

someone else compared it to refused and i think it’s somewhere between that and “song 2.” it extremely rules imo but i get why this would be radioactive to others

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 22 August 2019 20:47 (one month ago) link

vocals kinda remind me of glassjaw

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Thursday, 22 August 2019 20:54 (one month ago) link

not really into this, probably the first time the idea that this band can do pretty much anything hasn't worked out for me

ufo, Thursday, 22 August 2019 23:00 (one month ago) link

This sounds like Refused covering a Queens of the Stone Age song, which... I guess it could be worse as someone who grew up on Refused, QOTSA, Manson and "Song 2" — but not too long ago, Matty talking about this being their nighttime album, inspired by Burial and The Streets, stuff like that... so who really knows anything anymore?

ilxor, Thursday, 22 August 2019 23:01 (one month ago) link

Sounds like XTRMNTR era PRML SCRM to me.

piscesx, Thursday, 22 August 2019 23:02 (one month ago) link

would probably like it a lot if it did sound like XTRMNTR to me

ufo, Thursday, 22 August 2019 23:08 (one month ago) link

this song has returned us to the roots of this thread.... everyone throwing out highbrow/lowbrow comparisons that build out a compelling constellation of influences

J0rdan S., Thursday, 22 August 2019 23:13 (one month ago) link

I do miss the 3rd Eye Blind phase of this band :)

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 22 August 2019 23:17 (one month ago) link

This song sounds like Gregorian chants spliced with ZZ Top

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 22 August 2019 23:18 (one month ago) link

Every first single this band has put out has surprised me. This one might be the most out there, and I wouldn't say I like it a lot, but I can't help but love this band for continually making music that's further and further out of what I expect. In any case, video is great

Vinnie, Thursday, 22 August 2019 23:20 (one month ago) link

Go figure, I like the song better without the video playing at the same time.

ilxor, Friday, 23 August 2019 00:21 (one month ago) link

this is...not what I was expecting

k3vin k., Friday, 23 August 2019 00:41 (one month ago) link

hahaha haven't heard this but Battles, Refused, QOTSA are bands I would have bet a large amount of money would have never come up in this thread

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 23 August 2019 01:59 (one month ago) link

huh wow....this is unexpected. too bad Buddyhead isn't around to write about this

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 23 August 2019 02:02 (one month ago) link

can't believe this is them

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 23 August 2019 02:11 (one month ago) link

It's like they sat down and asked, ok, which bands have we *not* been compared to before? And then decided to sound like that.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 23 August 2019 02:20 (one month ago) link

Still waiting for their song that sounds like Jute Gyte.

MarkoP, Friday, 23 August 2019 04:26 (one month ago) link

huh wow....this is unexpected. too bad Buddyhead isn't around to write about this

I forget who said on Twitter that this is totally Icarus Line but they were right.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 23 August 2019 04:27 (one month ago) link

That's a fair comparison all the way down to Joe Cardamone's hair.

ilxor, Friday, 23 August 2019 04:47 (one month ago) link

Not including their debut album, their lead single has always been their rock album opener:

Love Me > People > Give Yourself A Try

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 23 August 2019 04:50 (one month ago) link

the comparisons that make the most sense to me are Refused and The Vines

expecting this is probably going to be their Melon Collie where they take the eclecticism to a ridiculous extreme and it's too long for its own good but the highs will be somehow worth it

ufo, Friday, 23 August 2019 11:35 (one month ago) link

I love how they've gone all in with the black hair in the video because this is supposed to be a rock video, kinda like the Beastie Boys going all-in with moustaches in Sabotage because it was supposed to be 70s-themed.

cpl593H, Friday, 23 August 2019 13:12 (one month ago) link

Would have been better if the 1975 went all-in with mustaches instead.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 23 August 2019 13:15 (one month ago) link

I definitely definitely definitely think everyone should listen to the song 3-5 times before watching the video. (the video is awesome tho)

alpine static, Friday, 23 August 2019 16:23 (one month ago) link

this song is kinda great, def seems like 1975 to me albeit a bit rougher; the drum production, the hook ... feels very intuitive to me, as well as the fact that they're nothing if not cagey and sorta feel like grunge in 2019 is to sophistipop in 2015 or w/e so again, not surprising. lol this is the best band. matty has the best rock voice of ... anyone post cobain? is that a crazy statement?

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Friday, 23 August 2019 17:00 (one month ago) link

it is crazy, but it is an amusing thought!

cpl593H, Friday, 23 August 2019 17:19 (one month ago) link

How many more singles and pre-release drops are we gonna get before the Feb release date, jeezus

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 23 August 2019 17:22 (one month ago) link

gonna guess at least 6 more singles lol

Simon H., Friday, 23 August 2019 17:36 (one month ago) link

it will be 22 tracks long so 14 would still be new by release date.

cpl593H, Friday, 23 August 2019 17:46 (one month ago) link

I don’t really listen to a lot of this kind of music but future of the left was the first thing I thought of

I’m sure I’ll end up loving this song

k3vin k., Friday, 23 August 2019 18:28 (one month ago) link

The hook that drew me in was “we don’t go outside so bring everything here”

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Friday, 23 August 2019 21:54 (one month ago) link

Wow,was not expecting this but do like it.

Bee OK, Friday, 23 August 2019 23:22 (one month ago) link

I would have loved to do an experiment where you all heard it not knowing it was the 1975 have a gut feeling on the results

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:10 (four weeks ago) link

i hope they do some proggy metal shit

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Saturday, 24 August 2019 07:48 (four weeks ago) link

finally we reach agreement

imago, Saturday, 24 August 2019 07:52 (four weeks ago) link

as for the new single, FULL APPROVAL

imago, Saturday, 24 August 2019 07:57 (four weeks ago) link

Anyone see the Reading set?

(tis online bbc)

Mark G, Saturday, 24 August 2019 11:39 (four weeks ago) link

Omg this new song is so terrible it’s hilarious to see stans trying to defend it as a song.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 24 August 2019 22:31 (four weeks ago) link

i remain firm in my belief that this song is incredibly good

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 25 August 2019 18:30 (four weeks ago) link

i continue to not get this band but i am fully in favour of popular music sounding uglier

devvvine, Sunday, 25 August 2019 18:49 (four weeks ago) link

I like the song, but only by the standard that it makes me feel things again so ymmv

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Sunday, 25 August 2019 21:06 (four weeks ago) link

Next single to be simultaneous Tool and Taylor Swift tribute, goes number one in ten countries.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 25 August 2019 21:14 (four weeks ago) link

i remain firm in my belief that this song is incredibly good

I stand by this.

cpl593H, Monday, 26 August 2019 11:00 (four weeks ago) link

wake up wake up wake up it's monday morning and we've only got a thousand of them left

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 26 August 2019 15:04 (four weeks ago) link

I can imagine that song being fun live

ding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6Y3jQzlE8g

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 26 August 2019 20:20 (four weeks ago) link

Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens doing "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME"

Starts around 9:20

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07m85zt

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 5 September 2019 14:16 (two weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

just saw them live

best band in the world!!!

ufo, Sunday, 22 September 2019 12:13 (yesterday) link

a bunch of thoughts:

-still not entirely sold on "people" but it worked ok live
-saw at least three rainbow flags people brought specifically to wave during "if i believe you" presumably for the lesbian kiss line, which, lol (i mean that in a good way)
-"if i believe you" incidentally was a real highlight, they jammed on the outro for a while
-they played an unreleased instrumental called "depth" which was very much in the vein of the iliyws title track except much shorter
-"i always wanna die" needs to be their main set closer forever
-there were technical problems for a few minutes before "sincerity is scary" but matty refused to banter with the crowd "on principle" because it wasn't the place in the set for him to do that
-matty was a much better live vocalist than i remember him being when i saw them just before iliwys came out, some quite impressive moments like on "i couldn't be more in love"
-kinda wish there were a few more deep cuts/a different EP cut to "you" which they played last time they were here (i know "undo" has been on setlists occasionally over the last few years, would have liked to see that) but the ones we got were fantastic anyway
-matty struggled to remember which EP "you" was from lol
-i have never seen a more enthusiastic crowd in my life
-no rome was a very good opener, it's funny how he's working in a very similar space to the 1975 but much more both alt-r&b and emo, though not usually both at once
-best band in the world!!!!

ufo, Sunday, 22 September 2019 12:50 (yesterday) link

oh how'd i forget matty's floral skirt (no "paris" to go with it though)

ufo, Monday, 23 September 2019 00:51 (six hours ago) link


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