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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 (nine years ago) link

this band is great

"the city" and "sex" are so good

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

yeah i like this side of them too

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

oh this is really good, damn

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

this is what i want james blake to sound like

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

ha otm

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

some of their lyrics are very disarming

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

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

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

band

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

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

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

two weeks pass...

Adore this band.

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

:D

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

my man

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

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

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

this is an indie band? :\

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

agree that this is awes

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

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

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

nah, only semi

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

Haha

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

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

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

ahahaha neither do i, but i feel you ned

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

It was a strange time.

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

yeah totally

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws13A_bHXkY

the "even more LCD" version of "The 1975" from BFIAFL

alpine static, Sunday, 30 October 2022 07:07 (four weeks ago) link

love this album so much

flopson, Sunday, 30 October 2022 08:16 (four weeks ago) link

So do I. After the last one I was hoping they would push it further into the electronic/garage direction, and while the "four guys playing in a room" thing of this one is the exact opposite of that, it was absolutely the correct move. This one is pure joy and it just breezes by.

Kind of obsessed with how subtle the drum track on "Human Too" is--the ghostly tambourine (or hi-hat?) taps that flit in and out, the shaker that lifts up the last chorus.

J. Sam, Sunday, 30 October 2022 22:54 (four weeks ago) link

These guys have always, against all odds, been great with sonic nuance and subtlety.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 30 October 2022 22:56 (four weeks ago) link

So is it true that the band - in North America, at least - will be "opening" for itself by playing the new album in full (in what would normally be the main support slot) and then playing a set of stuff from previous albums?

Has anyone else heard this?

alpine static, Friday, 4 November 2022 01:19 (three weeks ago) link

feel like matty mentioned this in that interview posted earlier

k3vin k., Friday, 4 November 2022 01:22 (three weeks ago) link

blackstarkids are opening for them. but he did say on IG that they had no “main support” whatever that means. the first show is happening as we speak so it won’t be a mystery for much longer

Black Star Kids are the only band playing with us on tour cos they are my favourite live band rn. And they play before us. And we play after. At 8.30. I don’t know how I managed to make this confusing https://t.co/WPhbtpkH1G

— Matty (@MatthewTHealy) November 2, 2022

J0rdan S., Friday, 4 November 2022 01:51 (three weeks ago) link

matty said stuff on instagram about them doing two sets, the first being the album in full,

ufo, Friday, 4 November 2022 01:54 (three weeks ago) link

from what i’m seeing they don’t quite do the new album in full but the set is heavily front loaded with new songs before they go into older stuff

J0rdan S., Friday, 4 November 2022 01:55 (three weeks ago) link

apparently they've promised to switch up the setlist every night

ufo, Friday, 4 November 2022 02:02 (three weeks ago) link

their stage layout is a house this time

or at least a living room and a roof lol

Murgatroid, Friday, 4 November 2022 02:17 (three weeks ago) link

review of tonight's setlist: they better play more from notes when i see them lol

ufo, Friday, 4 November 2022 02:57 (three weeks ago) link

I mean, that second set looks pretty great to me. These dudes know what their bangers are ... you could tell that on past tours, too.

alpine static, Friday, 4 November 2022 04:28 (three weeks ago) link

fantastic show. super elaborate set and lighting, lots of cool choreography and blocking. crowd was bananas.

adam, Friday, 4 November 2022 11:56 (three weeks ago) link

do you think they were thinking "what would david byrne do" with the set

ufo, Friday, 4 November 2022 12:41 (three weeks ago) link

it was somehow less twee than that, like there was a lot of... interactivity and interplay between the set and lighting and band that gave it a narrative momentum that felt more sinister/funny than arch/whimsical

adam, Friday, 4 November 2022 21:50 (three weeks ago) link

apparently Matty sat on the couch and smoked a cig at one point and it got the whole 1975 Reddit pregnant

alpine static, Friday, 4 November 2022 21:55 (three weeks ago) link

Setlist looks great, all the songs I'd want to see from BFIAFL

Their episode of Tape Notes covering ABIIOR is definitely worth listening to. They go through some cool stems and demos, my favorite of which was a darker-sounding "It's Not Living". Would love to see them take that demo somewhere else

Vinnie, Friday, 4 November 2022 23:00 (three weeks ago) link

FYI, their MSG show tonight is gonna be streamed on Amazon Music UK’s Twitch stream at 830pm est

thx Bezos

Murgatroid, Monday, 7 November 2022 13:56 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.twitch.tv/amazonmusicuk

here's the link

ufo, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 01:28 (two weeks ago) link

thanks ufo

i have to say, for a band that has always had its visual elements completely dialed in, this "living room" stage set is kinda corny and out of place.

alpine static, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 01:55 (two weeks ago) link

the audio is just constantly warping on this ... i don't think it's just me.

alpine static, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 02:09 (two weeks ago) link

the chat on this thing is wild. young ppl, man.

alpine static, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 02:13 (two weeks ago) link

aloeveriamusic: hoping i catch one of their shows before matty gets full canceled

alpine static, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 02:15 (two weeks ago) link

audio sounds fine to me, you might just have a bad connection, or set the quality to 1080p instead of 'auto'

ufo, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 02:16 (two weeks ago) link

The 1975: plays a bunch of their songs

litz_425: this set is mental!

alpine static, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 02:23 (two weeks ago) link

otm

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 02:26 (two weeks ago) link

this interlude is pretty goofy

ufo, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 02:33 (two weeks ago) link

ok they played “me & you together song” i can sleep tonight

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 8 November 2022 02:49 (two weeks ago) link

“give yourself a try” is an inspired choice for closer

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 8 November 2022 03:35 (two weeks ago) link

oh man, I saw them last night in Philly at this huge amphitheater and we managed to score pit tickets (which considering their fans was both a blessing and a curse), it was one of the most ambitious and conceptual and theatrical shows I've ever seen?? at one point Matty yelled WE ARE THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD and it was like okay girl take a deep breath, but also... idk, it didn't feel as much of a stretch as it would have been if p much any other band had said it. they are certainly the most SOMETHING band in the world.

music for A★TEENS’ musicians (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 10 November 2022 16:33 (two weeks ago) link

I def thought about "Stop Making Sense" multiple times

music for A★TEENS’ musicians (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 10 November 2022 16:35 (two weeks ago) link

at one point Matty yelled WE ARE THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD

lmao

flopson, Thursday, 10 November 2022 17:04 (two weeks ago) link

The first time I saw them, behind the second album, it was pretty straight forward, albeit still great. The second time was behind "Brief History," and while it wasn't particularly conceptual, it was pretty impressive.
https://i.imgur.com/j2h7n6C.jpg

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 November 2022 17:14 (two weeks ago) link

yeah i think personally i liked the colorful big video screens & visual/informational overload aesthetics of the i like it and brief inquiry tours... especially in the "very best" part of this show i think there's less to hold the eye. but also the way it was set up at MSG i was a bit off to the side as compared to how an amphitheater would be laid out so maybe some of the nuances of the set & show choreography were lost on me. i need to go back and watch the amazon stream. there was lots of fun bits tho and i liked the stuff they did w/ the various lighting fixtures. in particular i like how matty ends the show by climbing a light pole and, in the parlance of the band, shutting the big light off

J0rdan S., Thursday, 10 November 2022 17:22 (two weeks ago) link

based on the amazon stream i think whatever sort of commentary on masculinity matty was aiming for kinda falls flat but there's still a lot to like about what they're going for here

do miss the bright lights information overload vibe but it's fine that they're doing something new.

ufo, Thursday, 10 November 2022 18:45 (two weeks ago) link

Heh, I meant to say "Brief Inquiry," but you all know what I meant.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 November 2022 19:19 (two weeks ago) link

they are certainly the most SOMETHING band in the world.

― music for A★TEENS’ musicians (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 10 November 2022 16:33 (six hours ago) link

they are a voice of a generation

Tim F, Thursday, 10 November 2022 23:09 (two weeks ago) link

What did you do? Screw up like the Beatles and say you were bigger than Jesus?

Vinnie, Friday, 11 November 2022 00:14 (two weeks ago) link

Loving that MSG concert so far, have watched most of the BFIAFL songs. I don't find the set corny at all

Vinnie, Friday, 11 November 2022 00:16 (two weeks ago) link

i'm straight, but damn the bass player has really turned into a hot, strapping, hirsute dad vibe

alpine static, Friday, 11 November 2022 09:01 (two weeks ago) link

so maxwell frost the first gen z congressman from florida who tweeted that he was celebrating his win by going to see the 1975 in concert and then got shouted out by matty on stage revealed in pitchfork today that he's seen them live 13 times. i need him posting in this thread

J0rdan S., Thursday, 17 November 2022 17:44 (one week ago) link

I need to know if he's single.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 17 November 2022 18:21 (one week ago) link

Alfred otm

Murgatroid, Thursday, 17 November 2022 19:14 (one week ago) link

Show is in Los Angeles on Monday and still not sure if I'm going. The new album is mediocre at best. I do like it but my 1975 standards made for a disappointing album this time around. On top of that they released their best song first.

Bee OK, Thursday, 24 November 2022 03:49 (three days ago) link

This is the best band in the world right now. New album is not up to standard.

Bee OK, Thursday, 24 November 2022 03:51 (three days ago) link

the new one is growing on me. having my usual issues with limp ballad detours but I think I will end up loving them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkIqI05qAZI
matty’s hand gesture at 14:45 -_-

k3vin k., Thursday, 24 November 2022 12:51 (three days ago) link

Only thing I don't like about BFIAFL is how short it is. Even "Human Too", the worst track, has grown on me. Sequencing is wonderful too

I did a relisten of all their albums last week and now I'd pretty much rank albums 1, 2, 4 and 5 all around the same level of quality, which is to say superb, and album 3 only a little under that. Best band in the world

Vinnie, Thursday, 24 November 2022 15:44 (three days ago) link

41253 for me at this point

k3vin k., Thursday, 24 November 2022 16:45 (three days ago) link


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