The 1975 band began to take the form of a band in 2002, when teenage students Mathew, Ross, Adam and George met at the Wilmslow High School near Manchester. Soon, they started doing gigs at local clubs and events with multiple monikers like, The Slowdown, Drive like I Do, Talkhouse and Bigsleep. When asked in an interview, The 1975 named a number of bands and solo artists including, Michael Jackson, My Bloody Valentine, Peter Gabriel and Scritti Politti as some of their biggest musical influences. Today, these talented musicians have mastered in a variety of genres like, synth pop, electronic rock, R&B, alternative rock and nu gaze. Many critics have compared their music to that of the electronic rock duo, The Big Pink. The 1975 is known for juxtaposing a variety of genres in their compositions. As far as the lyrical approach is concerned, their songs address topics like novelty and discovery in the context of hope, death, drugs, sex, love and fear.
In the past few years, The 1975 have worked with a number of record labels including, Interscope, Dirty Hit, Vagrant and Polydor UK. Before releasing a full-length studio album, they came up with a number of EPs that led them to stardom. The song, “The City” from their first EP, Facedown, earned them their first national radio play. Following the release of their second EP, Sex, The 1975 embarked on a tour across Ireland and the UK.
Right after the release of their third EP, Music for Cars, The 1975 finally entered mainstream as their single, “Chocolate” topped many UK charts and received airplay in several other countries. In May 2013, the band released their latest EP, titled, IV which made it to the US Top Heatseekers chart, US Billboard Top Rock Album chart and US Billboard 200. A critic from Paste Magazine praised one of their EPs for having, “equal parts ethereal and synth pop, with haunting and smooth vocals.” Following the success of IV, The 1975 went on an extensive concert tour, also performing live with bands like, Muse, The Rolling Stones and The Neighbourhood.
After building hype for their debut full-length studio album, The 1975 finally released their self-titled record in September 2013. It debuted at number one in multiple countries and is currently a hit over the radio and internet. The record has received a Gold certification in the UK and has sold millions of copies in several other countries as well.
The Guardian, musicOMH, Absolute Punk, Clash, Gigwise and several other magazines and internet publications have praised the album. A writer from Gigwise is reported to have said that, “the album quite possibly is the best indie LP of the year.” Simon Butcher of Clash Magazine has also praised the album by saying, “It’s a great pop record with plenty of depth (a rare thing) that will prove divisive.”So, for all The 1975 fans who are looking for good live music, this upcoming concert is an ideal gig. You will get to enjoy the band’s top charting singles like, “The City,” “Chocolate” and “Girls” live. In order to be there, book your The 1975 tickets right away.