The 1975 would probably be more at home in the 1980s.
How ironic that a band named The 1975 should be so thoroughly rooted in the ‘80s. Still, the formula seems indisputable on this highly anticipated debut: it’s an indie pop album, infusing strong electronic influences with dashes of ’80s R&B and funk. There is a slightly darker undercurrent at times and the LP is often quite ethereal. The striking vocals from Matthew Healy, which veer from hoarse cries to the occasional falsetto, are immediately impressive. Surprisingly, perhaps, the lyrics are not of the throw-away variety either. They draw you into the songs, painting evocative pictures with admirable dexterity. Sixteen tracks seems quite a lot and it has to be said that the early tunes lack variety. Ultimately, however – while they may make beter albums than this – The 1975 sound like a long-term proposition.
Key Track: 'Girls'
Eighties pop beats, an army of teenage fans, and a disarming candour about everything from drugs to suicidal thoughts – The 1975 are one of the most compellingly honest bands around. Frontman Matty Healy offers some customarily forthright views to Colm O’Regan.Read More
Their pristine slice of 80s pop gets the visual treatment as their album hits shelvesRead More
INDIE KIDS EMBRACE THEIR NEW-FOUND BOYBAND STATUSRead More
Their second LP is out in February.Read More
Quartet scheduled to hit Irish shores in MarchRead More
Ahead of the release of their second album, the Manchester band have announced a series of UK tour dates.Read More
The Manchester quartet have released a promo for 'Heart Out'.Read More
Matt Healy of Mancunian indie quartet The 1975 on international success, dealing with critics, writing with One Direction, supporting the Rolling Stones, and why today’s perceived ‘knobhead’ is often tomorrow’s ‘legend’.Read More
Mix of Irish and international talent heading to Antrim on June 12Read More
Following on from their recent Olympia sell-out, The 1975 have been confirmed as the star turn at this year’s Bushmills Live event, which takes place in their north coast Antrim distillery on June 12.Read More
The 1975 performing at the Olympia TheatreRead More
They’re the hottest newcomers in indie rock. Behind The 1975’s swagger is a passionate belief in the transformative power of rock and roll. Frontman Matt Healy talks about being the child of celebrity divorcees, his debt to a certain Dublin band and why he always knew his group would shoot for the top. It might well be 2014, but for an ever increasing and fi ercely dedicated army of fans all over the world, the year already belongs to The 1975.Read More
The 1975 have just released the music video for ‘Settle Down’ the latest single off their self-titled debut.Read More
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They’re not ashamed to cite Phil Collins and Whitney Houston as influences, but a love for terminally uncool music has done little to dent the progress of The 1975.Read More
The 1975 have announced a new show in the Olympia on February 14 next yearRead More
The 1975 have recorded an acoustic version of their new single, Sex.Read More
They'll return for a brace of shows following their Stradbally appearance earlier that month...Read More
Catch them at the Academy 2.Read More