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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

was gonna say, "Oh, it's another 'This Must Be My Dream.'"

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 18 October 2018 22:34 (one month ago) Permalink

i like this better... the last minute of this is ridic

J0rdan S., Thursday, 18 October 2018 23:23 (one month ago) Permalink

how does this band keep getting better at what they do and make it sound so effortless

ufo, Friday, 19 October 2018 00:03 (four weeks ago) Permalink

its really absurd how good they are

k3vin k., Friday, 19 October 2018 00:39 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Another great song. Chorus reminds me of "Love Will Never Do Without You"

Vinnie, Friday, 19 October 2018 01:19 (four weeks ago) Permalink

this is so fun

nxd, Friday, 19 October 2018 08:28 (four weeks ago) Permalink

when is the album out again?

alpine static, Friday, 19 October 2018 15:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

november something?

k3vin k., Friday, 19 October 2018 16:57 (four weeks ago) Permalink

11/30

alpine static, Friday, 19 October 2018 17:54 (four weeks ago) Permalink

melody is similar to 'heaven is a place on earth'

this is the heroin song i guess

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Friday, 19 October 2018 18:09 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Speaking as someone who's been clean for 11 years as of this month, "Collapse my veins wearing beautiful shoes" is one of the most poignant lines about heroin addition that I've ever heard in song. That line would be notable on a solemn, sad, druggy album by a band like Spiritualized, for example. But dropping it into the chorus of such an incredibly hooky '80s pop/rock song feels like a stroke of genius.

ilxor, Friday, 19 October 2018 19:40 (four weeks ago) Permalink

lol if this is basically the "this must be my dream" of this album it's going to be the best album ever.

― Tim F

this band is just too much for me to handle.

Nourry, Friday, 19 October 2018 22:10 (four weeks ago) Permalink

welcome back stephen

k3vin k., Friday, 19 October 2018 23:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i can't get over the fact that the singer in this band is the son of a "loose women" woman (also the winner of a celebirty big brother) and the guy from Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.

FRE SHA VAC ADO (jed_), Friday, 19 October 2018 23:50 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i love my favorite band so much

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 20 October 2018 13:47 (four weeks ago) Permalink

ilxor <3

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 20 October 2018 13:47 (four weeks ago) Permalink

can we do a thread were people post their the 1975 45-minute selects. do we have an OP10? for distilled 45 min pls of their highest highs

||||||||, Saturday, 20 October 2018 14:41 (four weeks ago) Permalink

lol i was already on the verge of posting a top ten apropos of nothing

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 20 October 2018 14:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink

love it if we made it
paris
somebody else
fallingforyou
me
ugh!
menswear
undo
talk!
m.o.n.e.y.

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 20 October 2018 14:45 (four weeks ago) Permalink

agh i forgot "head.cars.bending"

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 20 October 2018 14:48 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i was late
but i arrived
i'm sorry that i'd rather be getting high than watching my family die

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 20 October 2018 14:58 (four weeks ago) Permalink

nm, "me" is no. 1

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 20 October 2018 14:59 (four weeks ago) Permalink

in no order except release:

Me
fallingforyou
Pressure
A Change of Heart
She's American
If I Believe You
The Ballad of Me and My Brain
Somebody Else
Love It If We Made It
It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)

ufo, Saturday, 20 October 2018 16:09 (four weeks ago) Permalink

have fine young cannibals ever been mentioned in this thread? was listening to she's american and it hit me in the head.

anza808, Sunday, 21 October 2018 02:46 (four weeks ago) Permalink

on board with this sh1t

calstars, Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:26 (four weeks ago) Permalink

You
Somebody Else
The City
Settle Down
If I Believe You
Milk
TooTimeTooTimeTooTime
The Ballad Of Me And My Brain
Chocolate
Ugh!

monotony, Sunday, 21 October 2018 06:34 (four weeks ago) Permalink

fallingforyou
Me
Love It If We Made It
Somebody Else
The Ballad of Me and My Brain
Menswear
Undo
Paris
Head.Cars.Bending
Sex

Of course there’s another ten I would want to include...

Tim F, Sunday, 21 October 2018 08:48 (four weeks ago) Permalink

so hard...

heart out
settle down
if I believe you
tootimetootimetootime
love it if we made it
the ballad of me and my brain
fallingforyou
by your side
sex
somebody else

k3vin k., Sunday, 21 October 2018 15:46 (four weeks ago) Permalink

the thing is all their songs are good

k3vin k., Sunday, 21 October 2018 16:45 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Damn.

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 21 October 2018 16:49 (four weeks ago) Permalink

last year i made this mix for an online radio, in case anyone is interested: https://mixcloud.com/quanticaonline/suspensão-da-dúvida-14-by-joão-moço-the-1975-special-15062017/

my top:
somebody else
me
paris
fallingforyou
ugh
the ballad of me and my brain
milk
love it if we made it
undo
menswear
head.cars.bending
a change of heart

Nourry, Sunday, 21 October 2018 17:23 (four weeks ago) Permalink

nm, "me" is no. 1

yes!

need to think a bit before filling out a top 10 though.

toby, Sunday, 21 October 2018 18:13 (four weeks ago) Permalink

"Me" is still the best song ever for staring out at a city at night from a hotel room on a high floor while jetlagged.

― toby, Monday, 21 November 2016 00:49

have done this many times since I wrote it and this still holds true fwiw.

toby, Sunday, 21 October 2018 18:14 (four weeks ago) Permalink

me
sex
fallingforyou
paris
a change of heart
ugh
love it if we made it
tootimetootimetootime
somebody else
talk

toby, Sunday, 21 October 2018 18:44 (four weeks ago) Permalink

settle down
girls
pressure
me
fallingforyou
a change of heart
if i believe you
ballad of me and my brain
i like it when you sleep
paris

J0rdan S., Sunday, 21 October 2018 19:57 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I’d have to think of a top ten but a top 3 is

Change of Heart
Give Yourself a Try (weirdly maybe i think this is the best of the new songs)
Chocolate

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Sunday, 21 October 2018 20:02 (four weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

need your other 7 deejus

k3vin k., Monday, 5 November 2018 04:34 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm going crazy anticipating this album

k3vin k., Monday, 5 November 2018 04:34 (one week ago) Permalink

same. need this record more than ever.

Nourry, Monday, 5 November 2018 09:32 (one week ago) Permalink

WHERE YOUR ASS WAS AT, DOG, WHEN N***** TRIED TO RUN OFF?
WHERE YOUR ASS WAS AT, DOG? YOU MADE ME PULL THIS GUN OUT
WHERE YOUR ASS WAS AT, DOG, WHEN I WAS IN THE PYREX?
WHERE YOUR ASS WAS AT, DOG, WHEN I WAS DRINKING HI-TECH?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek0SgwWmF9w

5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 23:59 (one week ago) Permalink

what

alpine static, Thursday, 8 November 2018 03:38 (one week ago) Permalink

madness is a good song

J0rdan S., Thursday, 8 November 2018 04:26 (one week ago) Permalink

this song is something else

5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 9 November 2018 17:29 (one week ago) Permalink

:D perfect thread for this

I listened to Simulation Theory in full today, it's obviously shit but it's a massive improvement over the previous three and I'm not sure why

imago, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:14 (one week ago) Permalink

I think maybe it embraces the glory of high-budget shitness better than the others

imago, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:15 (one week ago) Permalink

I got a ticket to the Vancouver show.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 9 November 2018 21:23 (one week ago) Permalink

same

flopson, Friday, 9 November 2018 22:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Shit I need to pick one up too

josh az (2011nostalgia), Friday, 9 November 2018 23:08 (one week ago) Permalink

NEED NEW ALBUM

k3vin k., Saturday, 17 November 2018 06:46 (yesterday) Permalink


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