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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

i’m a full convert to this already... the second verse lyrics are so good & once i accepted that the most catchy part of the song is the guitars i really got into it

J0rdan S., Friday, 1 June 2018 00:57 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, pretty much rules.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 1 June 2018 01:27 (one month ago) Permalink

now that r|t|c is gone ned raggett is my tastemaker

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 1 June 2018 01:41 (one month ago) Permalink

the LOUD guitar + drum machine reminds me of Billy Idol, actually.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 1 June 2018 01:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Steve Stevens would play this riff.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 1 June 2018 01:46 (one month ago) Permalink

love it!
all the emojis, basically

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 1 June 2018 01:47 (one month ago) Permalink

counting down to pride and kicking it off w a new song, queer icons tbh

lowercase (eric), Friday, 1 June 2018 01:57 (one month ago) Permalink

The panel I moderated at Pop Con mentioned Healy's sartorial queerness (along with Young Thug and Harry Styles') but he's never coded queer to me.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 1 June 2018 01:59 (one month ago) Permalink

So good

flopson, Friday, 1 June 2018 02:16 (one month ago) Permalink

In the video they look like they're playing a more lively version of the song, and I think I'd really like that version - this is alright but I want it to open up more. But I'm extremely excited for two albums

Vinnie, Friday, 1 June 2018 02:19 (one month ago) Permalink

and i was 25
and afraid to go outside

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Friday, 1 June 2018 02:49 (one month ago) Permalink

as nice as this is i am sort of disappointed they haven't come back with a huge pop single to conquer the world with

ufo, Friday, 1 June 2018 02:56 (one month ago) Permalink

and i do wish there was a bridge instead of just a third verse

ufo, Friday, 1 June 2018 02:59 (one month ago) Permalink

so i'm dumb and can't find the info: new album in October and then another in May? is that what they've announced?

October is forever away :(

alpine static, Friday, 1 June 2018 03:10 (one month ago) Permalink

yep :(

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Friday, 1 June 2018 03:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Maybe we'll get a new song every month.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 1 June 2018 03:43 (one month ago) Permalink

http://diymag.com/2018/06/01/the-1975-cover-feature-give-yourself-a-try-music-for-cars

a few album details in this interview - "a lot of post-punk" "all over the place", "jazz and lounge", might end up similar to I Like It When You Sleep in length - all sounds promising

ufo, Saturday, 2 June 2018 08:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Aww I like that interview. He seems to be asking himself the right questions

imago, Saturday, 2 June 2018 11:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Don't know if this was posted upthread but it's produced by The 1975 and definitely shares similar vibes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq1Zut7l_fM

groovypanda, Thursday, 7 June 2018 11:25 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah that's not bad

never saw this cover of clean bandit's "rather be" before:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLrpp0xlIyc

k3vin k., Friday, 8 June 2018 02:56 (one month ago) Permalink

i haven't been on this forum in 5 years cus i'm not v online of late but i had to come back for this thread cus i'm listening to give yourself a try every day and feelin so isolated in my 1975 love, i have just one friend who's also heavily into them and i don't see much of him right now

a couple years ago we took half a tab of acid each and listened to a moon shaped pool for the first time, then took another 1/2 and went to see the 1975 at champions square in new orleans. then biked thru the french quarter back to his place in the bywater and smoked a ton of weed with his neighbor roland on his stoop and then watched lemonade for the first time, i think that day opened many new doors in my appreciation of art in general

i can't think of a better band to see while tripping on acid, obviously their light show on that tour was eye-meltingly sophisticated and they sound impeccable and their self-consciously conceptual gimmickry is so perfect for a brain on lsd. (the way they fill the stage, and their iconography in general, with rectangles that have similar proportions to those of the thousands of iphones held aloft by the young women ages 14-21 that seemingly constituted the entire audience except for us, two guys in their late 20s..... the moment when they projected the infinite-regression video feed of the stage onto those rectangles on the stage on the rectangles on the stage etc etc and it opened a trap door in my mind)

i feel like a lot of what's great about them has been captured on this thread but one thing i haven't seen mentioned is their insanely detailed sense of timing and their total command of editing together the little sound effects and miniature samples and bits of punctuation that string their albums and especially their concerts together -- that glimpse of 'sledgehammer' at the start of 'she's american', the soda tab pop on 'girls,' the way they begin their albums and shows with a dang song called THE 1975 like, Welcome To The 1975 Show, and close the set out with the onstage projections collapsing into a little point of light like an analog tv shutting off. i am such a sucker for this kind of thing in music but movies and tv as well -- the clever and well-timed revelation of a title or soundtrack cue, atlanta is so good at this kind of thing

my favorite albums have always been the ones that sound obsessively crafted and create a trajectory or loose sense of narrative through sequencing and sonic detail rather than merely lyrical content -- like ladies & gentlemen we are floating in space, or braids' native speaker, or my beautiful dark twisted fantasy, or recently cornelius' mellow waves. but is anyone as good as the 1975 at this editing and transitions thing? does anyone have any idea what i'm talking abt?? i dunno but i'll just be over here replaying the first four bars of 'give yourself a try' to hear that beat at the end of the fourth bar where all the sound gets sucked into oblivion before the full band comes in

caulk the wagon and float it, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 03:48 (one month ago) Permalink

very otm in that fourth paragraph, I think they are amazing with little details

Vinnie, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 04:25 (one month ago) Permalink

caulk otm

flopson, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 04:36 (one month ago) Permalink

On the first and second listen I couldn't get on board with this, but this is a monumental single. Banger, I can't get enough.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:17 (four weeks ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://i.imgur.com/VLAgv3s.jpg

rip lil peep

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:01 (one week ago) Permalink

lol I was about to post that

Those lyrics... *tugs collar at that one line*

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:03 (one week ago) Permalink

what do you think that's in earnest

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:04 (one week ago) Permalink

of course it's not unclumsy

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Of course it’s not in earnest

Just what you said, and I fear The Discourse

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:07 (one week ago) Permalink

lol sorry i need to get off the internet obv. anyway these lyrics are a lot

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:08 (one week ago) Permalink

those sure are matty lyrics

ufo, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Anyway, their lyrics, this band, everything about the 1975 has never looked good on paper until you hear them

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:11 (one week ago) Permalink

i'm excited for "modernity has failed us" as a chorus

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Excited for "Poison me Daddy", personally.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:36 (one week ago) Permalink

"Very cool!"

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:49 (one week ago) Permalink

looks great on paper to me! lol

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:12 (one week ago) Permalink

if it starts looking earnestly good on paper instead of meta-good on paper we should worry

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:13 (one week ago) Permalink

that said i bet they actually liked lil peep at some level

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:13 (one week ago) Permalink

oh definitely

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:14 (one week ago) Permalink

fact that i don’t bat an eye let alone cringe at ‘like context in modern debate i took it out’ is a miracle and i fully trust he can spin any lyric

flopson, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:15 (one week ago) Permalink

any other fellow 1975 fans feel something of a kinship with Westerman?
https://soundcloud.com/westermanmusicuk/easy-money

sean gramophone, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:23 (one week ago) Permalink

this is the worst fucking thing I've ever read and if the name attached were father john misty or whatever it would be rightfully clowned to hell by now

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:37 (one week ago) Permalink

father john matty

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:38 (one week ago) Permalink

"what if we didn't start the fire were entirely sourced from reddit posts"

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:39 (one week ago) Permalink

lol

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:54 (one week ago) Permalink

we didn't start the ire

Simon H., Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:56 (one week ago) Permalink

lol katherine

k3vin k., Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:57 (one week ago) Permalink

do they rhyme "fire" and "funeral pyre"

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 18:03 (one week ago) Permalink

no but they do rhyme "masturbation" and "immigration"

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 18:17 (one week ago) Permalink

j/o in the congooooo

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 18:20 (one week ago) Permalink


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