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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 (eight years ago) link

this band is great

"the city" and "sex" are so good

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

yeah i like this side of them too

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

oh this is really good, damn

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

this is what i want james blake to sound like

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

ha otm

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

some of their lyrics are very disarming

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

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

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

band

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

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

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

two weeks pass...

Adore this band.

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

:D

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

my man

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

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

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

this is an indie band? :\

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

agree that this is awes

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

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

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

nah, only semi

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

Haha

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

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

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

ahahaha neither do i, but i feel you ned

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

It was a strange time.

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

yeah totally

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

i think there's something you should know
i don't feel like myself, i'm not gonna lie
how would you know? it doesn't show
i think there's something you should know

what a succinct way of describing the experience of anxiety

J0rdan S., Thursday, 20 August 2020 01:38 (nine months ago) link

the transition from tightly coiled song about anxiety and displacement into the wide open, warm, choral salvation of "nothing revealed" is really effective. the whole middle section is really the key to this record.... the only way you could find the transitions abrupt is if you think about the songs' relationship to each other strictly in terms of genre. the emotional thread connects. "if i was your boy" channels the search for salvation into a fleeting encounter, "shiny collarbone" shatters the scene & then the narrator finds himself running back to whatever hotel or motel he can find in order to pour all the tumult into his fav camgirl. even "playing on my mind" after... "i won't get clothes online cause i get worried about the fit / but that rule doesn't apply concerning relationships"... he can't shake it. anyway i find the POV of this record very coherent and can't really listen to it w/o playing the full thing, which i do all the time.

J0rdan S., Thursday, 20 August 2020 01:58 (nine months ago) link

i think that "i think there's something you should know" might be the best song they've ever done

ufo, Thursday, 20 August 2020 10:39 (nine months ago) link

super agree re: middle section! i think it's true across their albums that the run of tracks preceding the late-album banger single (too shy, the sound, it's not living) is some of the most sonically adventurous material and often contains a thematic/emotional hinge point of the record

caulk the wagon and float it, Thursday, 20 August 2020 16:17 (nine months ago) link

i think there's something -> if you're too shy is the section of this album i've listened to the most

caulk the wagon and float it, Thursday, 20 August 2020 16:17 (nine months ago) link

it's a structure they've used at both their shows i've been to also

caulk the wagon and float it, Thursday, 20 August 2020 16:20 (nine months ago) link

for sure.... i think that's the main difference between records 2/4 and 3. the section bracketed by "she's american" and "the sound" on i like it when you sleep is really really strong, whereas i'd say the section bracketed by "love it if we made it" and "it's not living" on brief inquiry is the only skippable part of their discography

J0rdan S., Thursday, 20 August 2020 16:55 (nine months ago) link

not skippable in full mind you, but i'm usually passing on "i like america" and the robot song... "be my mistake", "inside your mind" & "heads and bodies" all kinda blur together for me etc

J0rdan S., Thursday, 20 August 2020 16:58 (nine months ago) link

i agree

caulk the wagon and float it, Thursday, 20 August 2020 17:00 (nine months ago) link

i think the genre switching plays a sort of loss-of-innocence narrative supporting role, with the dubsteppy things being the now, the acoustic numbers this sort of 'lost past' arcadian pastoral yearning, the college rock stuff sort of evocative of more recent'lost youth', contrasting with the grey present, the country-ish stuff sort of the adult-weariness flipside of the claustrophobic intensity of the electronic numbers

it has a sort of what to do after the end of history vibe as they desperately cycle through the cultural toolbox to try to solve the problem of our selfish modern existence and ultimately come up short in the face of atomization and pending eco collapse

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Thursday, 20 August 2020 17:12 (nine months ago) link

i like ur take but i don’t think they come up short! i feel like bagsy is the point of greatest uncertainty/abstraction/disintegration but then it ends with a beautiful duet with his father abt the protection of enduring love. and encores with a love song abt his best friends. to me it’s a very convincingly optimistic ending abt how our basic humanity can shepherd us thru the disintegration!

caulk the wagon and float it, Friday, 21 August 2020 00:59 (nine months ago) link

i meant coming up short on a political world historical social-collective level; like as a species we are at a cultural dead end and just have to cling to the glimmers of warmth we can snatch out of the grey churn. its a beautiful album tho

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Friday, 21 August 2020 16:09 (nine months ago) link

i don't know a ton about electronic-ish music. a handful of records have grabbed my ears over the years ...

anyway, if i love SHINY COLLARBONE and would like to hear more stuff like that, do any of you have suggestions?

alpine static, Monday, 31 August 2020 22:11 (nine months ago) link

the transition from tightly coiled song about anxiety and displacement into the wide open, warm, choral salvation of "nothing revealed" is really effective. the whole middle section is really the key to this record.... the only way you could find the transitions abrupt is if you think about the songs' relationship to each other strictly in terms of genre. the emotional thread connects. "if i was your boy" channels the search for salvation into a fleeting encounter, "shiny collarbone" shatters the scene & then the narrator finds himself running back to whatever hotel or motel he can find in order to pour all the tumult into his fav camgirl. even "playing on my mind" after... "i won't get clothes online cause i get worried about the fit / but that rule doesn't apply concerning relationships"... he can't shake it. anyway i find the POV of this record very coherent and can't really listen to it w/o playing the full thing, which i do all the time.

― J0rdan S., Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:58 PM (three weeks ago)

this is sooo otm. head and shoulders their best record imo

k3vin k., Friday, 11 September 2020 23:22 (nine months ago) link

you're nuts for skipping "i like america and america likes me" tho

k3vin k., Friday, 11 September 2020 23:23 (nine months ago) link

Interesting that you two can find a throughline in this album. I guess I have a hard time when it's based on the lyrical content. But really, I don't care when the quality of music is so high. I think it's tied with the debut for my favorite album of theirs now

Vinnie, Saturday, 12 September 2020 04:15 (nine months ago) link

I've been surprised how many times I've played the whole album front to back. For such a long sprawling album it's surprisingly easy to listen to. Conversely I found their second longest album (I Like It When You Sleep) hard to listen to in one sitting

Vinnie, Saturday, 12 September 2020 04:19 (nine months ago) link

yeah I feel like I’ve said this already itt but 4>1>2>3 for me

k3vin k., Saturday, 12 September 2020 04:26 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

soil just needs water to be
and a seed

überweiss, Wednesday, 4 November 2020 21:21 (seven months ago) link

it's the best album of all time!

überweiss, Wednesday, 4 November 2020 21:21 (seven months ago) link

indeed

Nourry, Wednesday, 4 November 2020 23:52 (seven months ago) link

I'm bummed that I never got a chance to see them tour behind this album, and with Phoebe Bridgers opening, it would have been QUITE THE SHOW

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 03:34 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-euyQ0XdpSk

somehow missed this from several months ago. it's great

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Sunday, 6 December 2020 18:07 (six months ago) link

My daughter has gotten really into Harry Styles, and every time she plays his stuff (which is fine) I wish she was playing the 1975 instead. I think she's aware of them, but is for some reason just a little out of phase.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 7 December 2020 02:36 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Has Matty Healy and Christopher Abbott of Girls and more recently Possessor ever been in the same room

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 06:37 (five months ago) link

fp’d you for that

abbott is like a Hallmark Channel version of Matty

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 06:41 (five months ago) link

Saw HBO’s The Undoing and the child actor, Noah Jupe kept reminding me of Matt Healy.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 07:51 (five months ago) link

Matty*

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 07:52 (five months ago) link

same!

k3vin k., Wednesday, 30 December 2020 12:57 (five months ago) link

pic.twitter.com/zGivC3n0id

— The 1975 (@the1975) January 12, 2021

Look, the point is that a new album is in the works

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:14 (five months ago) link

"Shy" was playing in a dream I had last night, so I guess I am thoroughly 1975-pilled.

Pere Legume (the table is the table), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:34 (five months ago) link

ONE
OF
US

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 00:47 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

ohhhhhh shit

ok some news - me, (the creator of music) charli xcx & the 1975 have a song together. . got the masters done and waiting on video edit cuts . coming out sooner than u think ok thats all for now i love u

— rome (@no_rome) February 8, 2021

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Monday, 8 February 2021 23:34 (four months ago) link

Ugh

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 01:38 (four months ago) link

why so dismissive, deej

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 01:48 (four months ago) link

UGH

calstars, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 00:59 (four months ago) link

I DONT HAVE THE CAPACITY FOR FUCKING YOURE MEANT TO BE HEL PING ME

😃

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 01:06 (four months ago) link

Something like that

calstars, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 01:14 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

oh man the new beabadoobee song produced by matty & george is so good

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 March 2021 18:34 (two months ago) link

i'm laughing uproariously over how good this

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 March 2021 18:38 (two months ago) link

Eh, I'm all for songs with two chords, but this was ... ok. I kept thinking of that Primitive Radio Gods song (if they were on some British indie label in the early '90s).

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 21:38 (two months ago) link

I fuck with it, never heard of this artist b4 tho

k3vin k., Wednesday, 24 March 2021 21:57 (two months ago) link

enjoyable. did she cowrite with them, too? kinda sounds like it.

alpine static, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 22:06 (two months ago) link

I was expecting to feel a bit of reactionary jealousy since label-mates Wolf Alice just released the similarly-titled Last Man on Earth, which I've been listening to almost daily. But I enjoyed this, and definitely hits that early 90s sweet spot for me.

peace, man, Thursday, 25 March 2021 10:27 (two months ago) link

that riff just isn't quite good enough to carry the entire song

ufo, Thursday, 25 March 2021 11:00 (two months ago) link

that riff just isn't quite good enough to carry the entire song

― ufo

It worked well enough for U2 and The Cranberries.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 25 March 2021 20:09 (two months ago) link

I am truly not the person this music was made for.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Friday, 26 March 2021 22:51 (two months ago) link

Beabadoobie's song "Worth It" is just damn delightful. Another artist on Dirty Hit that ILX would love is AMA, who has a rhythmic brilliance. Check out her 3 EPs, especially this year's "Vs Everything". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpY7aMPh0no

two months pass...

I just got "Matty Healy" on Tinder and I find it v funny bc of "If You're Too Shy"

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Sunday, 6 June 2021 01:42 (one week ago) link


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