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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

pic.twitter.com/7pijsRGXiJ

— matty (@Truman_Black) May 7, 2019

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 18:53 (two months ago) link

The band was, of course, great tonight. A couple of funny things. First, I had hoped to take my daughter, but she is for whatever reason totally averse to the band, which ... I don't know why. I was talking with the friend I took in her stead and we thought that maybe she's just too young by a few years, that this is music for 20-somethings, not teens, as much as our teens would like to think they're mature and worldly. Who knows? But second was my friend himself, who I took as a sort of experiment. He's older than me (in his low '50s) and had never even heard of the band before I invited, so I was curious what he'd think. He came straight from work, and go figure, he liked it a lot. (Which was not surprising, because what's not to like, right?). And last - and this is even goofier - I wore what I had been wearing all day, a commemorative "Fort Reno Washington, DC" t-shirt (Fort Reno being the public park where a lot of Dischord bands would play). As I watched the show I thought, jeez, the 1975 is sort of the anti-Dischord, isn't it? And then about halfway through the set Matty took off his jacket and ... he was wearing a Minor Threat shirt!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 May 2019 04:06 (two months ago) link

i hope i'll see them live again in july. unfortunately it's in a music festival.

btw, did anyone hear the new no rome's ep?
i'm enjoying it quite a lot, specially the first two emo tunes, although i would like them to be a little bit longer, i guess.

Nourry, Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:12 (two months ago) link

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxQBeV5AdcU/

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:08 (two months ago) link

I hope that's actually the cover. It looks great.

Simon H., Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:09 (two months ago) link

A charming interviewee, I must say.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_agjB2bECxA

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:11 (two months ago) link

yes i have always agreed!

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:15 (two months ago) link

He looks a lot like Johnny Marr in that interview.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:20 (two months ago) link

Their visual design is impeccable. Ugh.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 9 May 2019 20:12 (two months ago) link

that interview was terrific

that guy asked good unconventional questions! and good on those other folks for not interrupting the long story.

alpine static, Thursday, 9 May 2019 23:20 (two months ago) link

no doubt i was kuleshoving him but i enjoyed what seemed to me the progression in stages of the silent older guy's expression from "who is this vapid twerp" to "wow life"

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 9 May 2019 23:38 (two months ago) link

silent older guy looks like Classic British Host, i.e. alky three Pimms + lemonades in his cups

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 9 May 2019 23:41 (two months ago) link

They've won a couple of Ivor Novello's - best contemporary song for 'Love It If We Made It' and songwriters of the year.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:52 (two months ago) link

apparetly the latest Notes news is that the lead single has been delayed until August, lol

ufo, Monday, 27 May 2019 05:06 (one month ago) link

fuck!

k3vin k., Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:26 (one month ago) link

Seems to me that they're - understandably - struggling to write and record a new album while still on the promotional cycle for the current one. It must be difficult for them to concentrate on the making of it for any length of time before having to fuck off somewhere else to play a gig or do a TV appearance or other promo.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:57 (one month ago) link

I don't think they'll be having any problems coming up with ideas, though.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 01:03 (one month ago) link

I was under the impression that it was done?

k3vin k., Tuesday, 28 May 2019 01:15 (one month ago) link

saw them tonight... they are of course superb. it's funny now in a 75 min set you're getting like 60% singles and only a few of their singles would be among my true favorite songs but it's a really fun, hit-packed, energetic show. (looking at setlists it seems like they basically have 3 shows: an hourlong festival set that is all new stuff and hits; a 75 min long festival set that is new stuff, hits, w/ a few head picks thrown in; a 90 min arena/amphitheater show that has a half dozen head picks). they still aren't incredibly loud but the band really does shine... "she's american" & "the sound" start to bend towards disco, even something like "change of heart" gets this sort of loose and limber almost danceable playing

J0rdan S., Sunday, 2 June 2019 08:29 (one month ago) link

last i heard on the album was early fall but they're on tour almost literally w/o break thru september so in my head i'm sort of just assuming october or november. it would just be very unlike them to release an album w/o being around to promo it heavily... when i interviewed matty he talked about understanding that their fans really respond to a traditional album rollout where there are these bread crumbs to fixate on and contextualize w/in the sort of mythology that true stans are always building. they do work extremely hard so it's not out of the question that they could try and pull it off while on tour in asia/australia but we'll see (i'm just speculating)

J0rdan S., Sunday, 2 June 2019 08:39 (one month ago) link

the original plan was to have a single in February and do a gradual rollout again with the album out about now i think? but judging from all the interviews they've given over the last while the album has taken longer than expected and since it's kept getting pushed back (before this latest delay there was supposed to be a single on May 31st) and i think in a recent interview Matty talked about how he's still coming up with new ideas for it. he's also talked about possibly just releasing the album all at once a few times so anything's possible, but i'd agree that october/november with maybe some singles seems most likely at this point. he keeps talking about how the main influences on the album are UK garage and Burial so i'm hoping there's a bunch of stuff that sounds like "how to draw/petrichor" but as like actual dance-pop songs not just as one of their cool soundscape things.

ufo, Sunday, 2 June 2019 09:00 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBDGZngMQG4

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:51 (one month ago) link

Extremely tantalizing details ... I would not be unhappy for them to forgo ‘real’ instruments completely and fully embrace their digital production sound

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 17:07 (one month ago) link

at this point i just want an album full of TOOTIMEs

alpine static, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 17:17 (one month ago) link

I'm the opposite, I want to hear them sack off doing everything completely "in the box" and for them to embrace being a band in the traditional sense. I kinda see the "in the box" sound as being a trait of the music of this decade in general, and I'm feeling tired of it. I think the 2020's will see musicians rebelling against it and "authenticity" being a cool thing again.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 17:17 (one month ago) link

you guys are setting up a false dichotomy

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 5 June 2019 17:58 (one month ago) link

anyway matty said on insta that they're gonna put out new music in august but he doesn't know when the album is coming bcuz he's still working on it

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 5 June 2019 17:58 (one month ago) link

What are the chances that the band don't try and pull this kind of stunt again? They probably should have tried making two records at once and putting them out at once, a la Use Your Illusion, or making two records at once and then putting them out one at a time like Kid A and Amnesiac or what Manic Street Preachers did with Rewind the Film and Futurology ...

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 18:03 (one month ago) link

like most pop musicians nowadays it seems like matty is always working on music... again you're presenting a dichotomy that i don't think is very relevant. there will def be some songs from the 'online relationships' sessions on the new album bcuz we know they recorded stuff w roy hargrove before he died that is gonna be on there

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 5 June 2019 18:10 (one month ago) link

shoutout to the rest of the band to listening to matty's spiel before "love me" on this tour like 100 times w/o strangling him

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 5 June 2019 18:10 (one month ago) link

I'm not presenting anything other than the opinion that perhaps announcing that you're going to write, record and release an album in 2018 and 2019 before you've a) started making the records and b) thought about how you're going to promote the records was a bit of a stupid, over-optimistic thing to do.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 18:12 (one month ago) link

ok?

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 5 June 2019 18:13 (one month ago) link

man who gives a shit, i barely believed both records would come out when he announced them

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 18:13 (one month ago) link

I had no idea whether they would be able to pull it off or not. Clearly, they couldn't.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 18:17 (one month ago) link

there will def be some songs from the 'online relationships' sessions on the new album bcuz we know they recorded stuff w roy hargrove before he died that is gonna be on there

Also, none of this really fills me with optimism. Just thinking of the words "A Brief Inquiry... off-cuts" gives me kind of a Reload vibe, and the presence of Roy Hargrove suggests that they're going to continue the awful faux-jazz aspect of their sound that suddenly sprung up like an unwelcome fart on last years record. I kinda feel bad about saying this, because on I Like It When You Sleep... they managed to tackle every style that record covers really well, but to me they're definitely not great at the faux-jazz thing. I understand that kind of thing is critic bait, and Radiohead incorporated these kind of elements into their sound really well on Kid A/Amnesiac, but it seems a bad fit for The 1975. The thing they're most best at are tracks like 'She's American' or 'Lostmyhead'.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 18:49 (one month ago) link

"sincerity is scary" is the best song on the last record

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 18:52 (one month ago) link

also the record's not even out yet and they've released zero music from it so... maybe you're completely wrong?

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 18:52 (one month ago) link

Xp- kind of like how your posts itt sprung up like an unwelcome fart

flopson, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 18:55 (one month ago) link

In this case, I'd be very much happy to be wrong! If they end up making a record that I enjoy as much as their second album, I'd have no complaints.

(x-post)

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 18:57 (one month ago) link

I sort of agree about the jazz stuff, I wasn’t really a fan of “sincerity” or “mine”

I would be interested in hearing a more genre-cohesive record, but with these guys you just have to take the filler with the killer at this point — what other band could give us such astonishingly complete, sonically disparate songs as “TOOTIME”, “how to draw/petrichor”, “love it if we made it”, I love america”, “it’s not living”, and “I always wanna die”?

k3vin k., Wednesday, 5 June 2019 19:03 (one month ago) link

"sincerity" is really in the mode of their r&b hybrids like "if i believe you" (i'm baffled you're not a fan k3v), i mainly brought it up bc the mention of roy hargrove does not imply an album full of "mine"s ffs

also who in the world would complain about the presence of roy hargrove

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 19:08 (one month ago) link

The only tracks that he played on on A Brief Inquiry... were 'Sincerity is Scary' and 'Mine', so they clearly used him because he fits with the style of those songs, and it's not too much of a stretch to believe that if he did play on anything else, it's likelier to be in a similar vein than not. Nobody said anything about an album full of this stuff, though, no idea where you're getting that from. They may very well have found another context for his playing and I'd be very much happy if that was the case.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 19:17 (one month ago) link

i feel like this band has by and large subverted obvious expectations like that

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 19:28 (one month ago) link

the obvious thing for them to do is to merge the jazz stuff with the live rock band stuff and make a shiina ringo album

ufo, Thursday, 6 June 2019 02:01 (one month ago) link

I want to be clear about one thing: “Mine” is great

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 6 June 2019 07:04 (one month ago) link

otm

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 6 June 2019 09:20 (one month ago) link

John Lennon legendarily used to refer to Paul McCartney's "old time" pastiches as "granny music", which is a term that I certainly think applies to 'Mine' ... although, I think at this point in musical history it's actually more "great-granny music" territory.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 6 June 2019 13:11 (one month ago) link

completely unrelated, but Ray Davies has way more granny songs than Paul.

campreverb, Thursday, 6 June 2019 16:37 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

yesterday saw them live and it was the best concert ever.

Nourry, Friday, 19 July 2019 15:07 (four days ago) link


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