The 1975 have been one of the most talked about new artists of 2013, and have just released their highly anticipated self-titled debut album on Dirty Hit/Polydor.
The Manchester foursome make powerful art-pop indie ballads, with full choruses and melodies ranging from more traditional indie rock to full on synth driven indietronica.
They formed when they were only 14 and school friends, growing up revelling in eachothers music, and playing gigs and sharing a love of mixing genres. The name The 1975 came from an experience lead singer Matthew Healy had aged 19 when he went for a walk in Majorca and got lost and met an artist. They hung out and the artist gave Matthew some books, one of which was full of scriblings like a diary, of a troubled man. The date was listed as 'The 1975'. This story stuck with Matt.
The band are forward thinking, exceptional songwriters who's bond between the members can be clearly heard through the flawless production and performances, and seamless crossing of genres. With co-production from Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys) and the band members themselves, the album is a celebration of how powerful pop music can be in 2013.
Listen in full to 'The 1975' here; out 2nd Sept 2013 on Dirty Hit Records and available to purchase here.