The 1975

  • 09 August 2012

Band form

2012

The 1975 (Formed 2012)
The 1975 are an English Indie Rock band, consisting of the members Matthew Healy (vocals, guitar), Adam Hann (guitar), George Daniel (drums, backing vocals), and Ross Macdonald (bass).
They are better known for their singles, "Chocolate" and "Girls".

Formation: Whilst at Wilmslow High School in Manchester, Healy met Hann, Daniel, and Macdonald as teenagers, and they began playing music together in 2004.
Originally the drummer, Healy took over vocals when the previous member left to form another band.

Music Career: "Facedown" was the bands first EP, and was released on August 2012.
In late 2012, Zane Lowe aired their single "Sex" on his show, which released 19th November 2012.
They received a lot of attention, and went on tour through UK and Ireland, and eventually to the USA.
"Music For Cars" was released on 4th March 2013.
Their single "Chocolate" reached number 19 on the UK singles chart.
Whilst on tour, they supported Muse, in 2013.
They also supported The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park on 13th July 2013, and The Neighbourhood in June 2013.
They performed at Reading & Leeds Festival in 2013.
Their self-titled album was released on 2nd September 2013.
A reworked version of their song "Sex" was included, and was aired on Zane Lowe's show on 8th July 2013.
In September 2013, the band toured the UK.
They also performed at the iTunes Festival on the 8th September 2013, opening for Bastille.
In October 2013, the band went on a North American tour.
They also went on tour in Europe in November 2013, and New Zealand and Australia in January 2014.
They performed at Coachella in April 2014, and at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2014.

Seven Most Spectacular Moments From The 2019 BRIT Awards

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 21 February 2019

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The BRITS 2019 will be one to remember.

The BRITS are over for another year and what a memorable show it was. Some well-deserved winners, performances of epic proportions and some hilarious moments made the 2019 Brit Awards one of the best events in recent history - which is just as well because Britain needs something to smile about right now. Here are the seven greatest moments from the show:

Matt Healy's speech

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Why I Don't Like The 1975 (by Someone Born In 1975)

By Staff Writer in Music / Festivals on 21 February 2019

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Having been gobsmacked by the winner of The 2019 Brits' Album of the Year and Best British Group award, Simon Wilkes delves into his disliking of The 1975.

'Alexa, play songs by The 1975'.

This request has never been uttered in the Wilkes household, which is somewhat strange considering their popularity - and the fact I was born on January 1 of the very same year.

I have a black tee shirt with 1975 emblazoned across the chest, and think it's a pretty cool year to have entered the world - don't know why, it just is.

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Ten Huge Albums We're Looking Forward To In 2019

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 12 January 2019

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Ten huge new album releases coming up in 2019!

Happy New Year, music lovers! 2018 was a cracker for great albums, and the coming 12 months also promises to shape up. Here’s just ten of the most exciting new album releases scheduled for 2019.

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey has been teasing the release of her fifth studio album, with the working title Norman F***ing Rockwell, since the end of the summer. This week, she trailed it with the release of new single and video, with the unwieldy title ‘hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me…but I have it’, representing the fourth cut from the LP. There’s no release date as yet, but the last we heard LDR5 was going to appear in the first half of 2019.

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Six More Huge Albums Still To Come In 2018

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 21 October 2018

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Six more major album releases still to come before 2018 is out - including Rita Ora, Muse and The 1975!

The nights are drawing in and the clocks are about to go back, meaning that the year is coming to an end. For music critics, that means it’s time to start thinking about those Albums of the Year lists.

However, although the year is over 80% done, there’s still a handful of big album releases to come before 2018 is over. Here, we list half a dozen of the most exciting albums still left to look forward to before 2019 arrives!

Richard Ashcroft

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The 1975's Matthew Healy performing on the second day of Latitude Festival held at Henham Park - Southwold, Suffolk, United Kingdom - Friday 14th July 2017

The 1975 perform at the inaugural TRNSMT Festival held at Glasgow Green - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Sunday 9th July 2017

Parklife 2017 Preview

By Tareck Ghoneim in Music / Festivals on 01 June 2017

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Taking place at Heaton Park in Manchester on June 10th and 11th.

Parklife, brings some serious class and style to the amazing city of Manchester, whose history of music deserves such a stella line up! Having Frank Ocean headlining on Sunday night, pretty much sums up the quality of Parklife these days. Parklife 2017 will not disappoint and seems like a big contender in the plethora of premier music festivals in the UK this year. Parklife would appear to be a brilliant way to start the summer. The festival is held at Heaton Park which is rapidly becoming a place of musical legend!

I attended the festival years ago at Platt Fields Park and though it was in its early years, it had great potential. Being a music lover, I can't believe how much the festival has evolved and grown into major festival. With a capacity of 70,000, as well as a VIP area and eight stages, Parklife looks to be firing on all cylinders!

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Matty Healy: Musicians Shouldn't Have To 'stay In Their Lane'

By Clive King on 24 February 2017

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Matty Healy doesn't think it is right that musicians should ''stay in their lane'' and feels it important for those with a platform to use it to speak out about what matters to them even if it is something political.

Matty Healy doesn't agree that musicians should ''stay in their lane''.

The frontman of The 1975 thinks it is important that musicians open up about issues that are important to them and encourages people who have a platform to ''use it''.

He said: ''This whole thing of [people saying] 'stay in your lane' - well, we will stay in our lane but our lane is socially and politically informed pop music. It's a big lane. People who have a platform should use it, that's just b****ing out if you don't.

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The 1975 seen on the red carpet entering The Brit Awards 2017 held at the O2 - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Matthew Healy and the rest of The 1975 perform live at the SSE Hydro as part of the Clyde 1 Live event. - SECC, Glasgow, Scotland - Sunday 18th December 2016

The 1975 Want To Headline Glastonbury Festival

By Clive King on 17 November 2016

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The 1975 are desperate to headline Glastonbury Festival.

The 1975 are desperate to headline Glastonbury Festival.

The rock band, which is comprised of Matthew Healy, Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald, and George Daniel, feel confident they are worthy of headlining the annual music bash, which is held at Worthy Farm in Somerset, South West England in June.

However, the group have ruled out taking to the Pyramid stage next year.

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Matthew Healey and the rest of The 1975 perform at The Roundhouse as part of the Apple Music Festival 10 held at Roundhouse, London, United Kingdom - Monday 19th September 2016

The 1975 Speak To Their Generation At Glastonbury After Brexit

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 26 June 2016

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Frontman Matt Healy said ‘Glastonbury stands for everything that our generation wants.’

The 1975 frontman Matt Healy took time out of the band’s Glastonbury set on Saturday (June 25) to speak about his thoughts on the EU referendum result. Dressed in a white flared suit, the singer said he felt the older generation had voted for something that his generation didn't want, causing cheers from the crowd at Worthy Farm.

Image caption The 1975’s Matt Healy.

“This song is about compassion, and loving people, and I feel like as a young person I’ve got a responsibility to say something. What do I know – I don’t f****** know anything, I’m a popstar in a suit,” he said introducing ‘Loving Someone’.

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The Japanese House Will Have Everyone Drowning In 'Cool Blue' By The Year End

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 02 October 2015

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More spellbinding music to come in the form of 'Clean' EP.

Absorb yourself in a haze of poppy dreamscapes with up and coming London artist The Japanese House, whose latest single 'Cool Blue' is proving too mesmerizing to switch off. In fact, we're pretty certain our end-of-the-week stress levels have significantly reduced with the help of this melancholic melody maker.

Image caption The Japanese House is coming with her second EP 'Clean'

If you don't believe us, experience it yourself. Everything from the gentle yet fast-paced guitar and melodic synths to the harmonised, choir-like vocals have a remarkably hypnotising effect on the listener; and only then does the beat kick in, synchronize with your pulse, and you get an expansive, satisfyingly full sound that never seems to over-indulge. It's flawless.

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The 1975 Trick Fans Into Thinking They Might Be Finished, Then Announce Second Album And UK Tour

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 03 June 2015

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The band had fans worried they’d split earlier this week, when they abruptly left social media.

After sending fans into a frenzy when they shut down their social media accounts and website earlier this week, The 1975 have come back online to confirm they’re not splitting up and instead they're working on a second album.

There’s a lot more to come from The 1975

In a letter posted on the band’s twitter account, frontman Matt Healy told fans, "The 1975 are currently in production of our second full length record. Its creation signifies the end of the most inspiring and challenging time that we've ever shared as friends and as artists.”

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