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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 was expecting something like the posters so this is definitely nicer

ufo, Monday, 10 September 2018 13:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

into the cassette availability

maura, Monday, 10 September 2018 14:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i feel like theyre practicing the 'song evolves into chorus' form of songwriting rather than the 'drop chorus on your head like a bomb' school that has been dominant past ten years ... i appreciate that

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Monday, 10 September 2018 17:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

01 The 1975

Heh, I was wondering if they'd do this again!

08 I Like America & America Likes Me

Hi Bono!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 10 September 2018 20:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the only thing worse than the 1975 are your posts on this thread/forum

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 10 September 2018 20:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The 1975 have evolved into a very good band, so naturally I disagree with your original opinion.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 10 September 2018 21:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

// S I N C E R I T Y I S S C A R Y - T H U R S D A Y - W O R L D R E C O R D - 5 P M B S T // @Beats1 @zanelowe L O V E pic.twitter.com/GrvJHcgNXm

— The 1975 (@the1975) September 11, 2018

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 16:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

cowards for not dropping it on 9/11 imo

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 16:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

how much do y'all want to bet that it has a dfw reference

lowercase (eric), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 16:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

For some reason I thought this record was supposed to come out in the end of August, so having to wait until the end of November for this is gonna be agonizing

josh az (2011nostalgia), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 16:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, I ordered the LP plus cassette and signed card package.

Almost went the t-shirt as well. Mainly because, um, its a nice t-shirt.

Mark G, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this one's my fav so far

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 September 2018 12:32 (one week ago) Permalink

but then i'm always most mesmerized when they make straight up r&b tracks

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 September 2018 12:39 (one week ago) Permalink

oh my god this band really can do anything can't they

ufo, Thursday, 13 September 2018 13:29 (one week ago) Permalink

where can one actually hear this

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Thursday, 13 September 2018 13:32 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.mymusic.net.tw/ux/w/album/show/643855 it went up early on this taiwanese streaming site, if you sign in with a fb account you can hear the full song

ufo, Thursday, 13 September 2018 13:36 (one week ago) Permalink

hello d'angelo dragging beat

lowercase (eric), Thursday, 13 September 2018 13:48 (one week ago) Permalink

cool that it automatically plays on a loop, i think i'll leave it like that till noon

lowercase (eric), Thursday, 13 September 2018 13:55 (one week ago) Permalink

beautiful sax playing.

Nourry, Thursday, 13 September 2018 14:04 (one week ago) Permalink

basically all of the elements of "if i believe you" in the service of a different but related vibe

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 September 2018 14:06 (one week ago) Permalink

iirc there's supposed to be more of this vibe on the album, they mentioned that Mine is a 'jazzy lounge' track in one interview

ufo, Thursday, 13 September 2018 14:08 (one week ago) Permalink

a less dramatic version of "if i believe you", i suppose.
i'm playing it on a loop.

Nourry, Thursday, 13 September 2018 14:11 (one week ago) Permalink

it's maybe a little too obviously a sequel of "if i believe you" but given that that's the best song of all time i am not complaining

J0rdan S., Thursday, 13 September 2018 15:52 (one week ago) Permalink

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

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:15 (one week ago) Permalink

This one is probably my favorite out of the four new songs.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 13 September 2018 16:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Clever bastards.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:06 (one week ago) Permalink

questlove on the drums or?

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:13 (one week ago) Permalink

November 30 seems so far away.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:25 (one week ago) Permalink

I get why people are referencing "if I believe you" but this has a totally different feel for me, it's much more live-sessiony in a way that stands in contrast to IIBY's studio perfection, more jazzy, I fuck with it tho. that said I'm surprised it's made such an immediate impression on a couple of true heads itt, seems like more of a slow burner

k3vin k., Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:28 (one week ago) Permalink

I almost wish this band would make a bad song so they'd be more relatable or something

k3vin k., Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:28 (one week ago) Permalink

on spotify now btw

k3vin k., Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:35 (one week ago) Permalink

do they have any songs that are 'bad'? I can't think of any I totally dislike

k3vin k., Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:36 (one week ago) Permalink

only songs i didn't at least like on contact were "loving someone" and "she way out" and turns out they're both good

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 September 2018 22:15 (one week ago) Permalink

some of the EP songs aren't their best maybe but basically no

J0rdan S., Thursday, 13 September 2018 22:48 (one week ago) Permalink

eric otm with the d'angelo reference.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Thursday, 13 September 2018 23:32 (one week ago) Permalink

i have 0 problem with them doing more songs like If I Believe You and showing they can be a fantastic r&b band if they really want to be anytime, and the brass arrangement is even better here. not as funny as If I Believe You but what else is?

ufo, Friday, 14 September 2018 00:40 (one week ago) Permalink

at the risk of turricanism, how is this band not named the 1985

mookieproof, Friday, 14 September 2018 01:02 (one week ago) Permalink

I would have been into this band probably a year earlier if they were called the 1985 though now I kind of like their name

New song has a great vibe, though the hook didn't get me the first listen. Suspect this is one that will grow on me

Vinnie, Friday, 14 September 2018 03:11 (one week ago) Permalink

I really liked "Sex" when it came out, but since then, I haven't found any reason to be interested in these guys, so I'm kind of surprised to find myself loving "TooTimeTooTimeTooTime" so much, annoying title aside. My latest favourite entry in whatever we want to call the genre that also (to my ears) encompasses Chvrches, MUNA, Kristen Control and things like that. And yeah, the video is a delight, too.

Engles in the Outfield (cryptosicko), Monday, 17 September 2018 23:21 (one week ago) Permalink

*Kristin Kontrol

(half of that was autocorrect's fault; the rest was all me)

Engles in the Outfield (cryptosicko), Monday, 17 September 2018 23:23 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm just pissed off
Because you pied me off

tpp, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 07:30 (one week ago) Permalink

i cant believe no one mentioned DILLA thats what it sounds like more than dangelo (obviously some overlap there but)

the staggered groove is a total

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL947YIBRIA

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 03:30 (six days ago) Permalink

actually this one more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upeY7toe0hs

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 03:32 (six days ago) Permalink

yeah, questlove's drumming on Voodoo was all dilla-inspired, so they're both apt comparisons. The horns on it are very D'Angelo, too, so I think that's where a lot of the comparison comes from

i'm also proud to say that i didn't get Sincerity is Scary at all when i first heard it but now i absolutely love it

josh az (2011nostalgia), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 03:43 (six days ago) Permalink

the horns are very roy hargrove who was used on a number of soulquarian projects helmed by dilla, Common's 'Like Water For Chocolate" is actually what came to mind for me first

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bVzAEueUAc

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 03:47 (six days ago) Permalink

oh they def pull influence from dilla

the 1975
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKQox1ztjKA

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 04:04 (six days ago) Permalink

i think matty mentioned dilla by name when talking about the drums on this song on twitter recently

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 07:36 (six days ago) Permalink

the writer calling the album "snowflake computer" is the worst thing that's ever happened to me but this is a really good interview https://www.nme.com/nme-big-read-1975-2018-2382050-2

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 21 September 2018 16:42 (four days ago) Permalink

my fav photos of them from this round of press by a long shot

J0rdan S., Friday, 21 September 2018 16:43 (four days ago) Permalink

how are we feeling about the Pale Waves album?

boxedjoy, Saturday, 22 September 2018 13:37 (three days ago) Permalink


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