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.
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 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 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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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.
“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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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.
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.
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.
Now heading into its fourth year, we can expect Hype Hotel to be full of yet more talented new bands and artists for 2015. Selected by a variety of different music blogs, the line-up is awash with the very best of all genres including indie, rock, pop, electronic, rap and R&B, who entertain fans of different ages and cultures for five days during the event, which this year takes place from March 17th to 22nd.
The Cheshire-based band performed more shows and covered the greatest distance between them during the calendar year.
Normally the phrase ‘workmanlike’ is an unflattering adjective to describe rock bands, but in the following instance it’s laudable. In terms of shows performed and distance travelled to do so, the hardest working band this year has been The 1975.
According to data revealed by music blog SongKick, the British indie-pop group, responsible for maddeningly catchy singles like ‘Chocolate’ and ‘The City’, have covered 249,724 kilometres in 2014, performing 195 concerts (equivalent to a gig every 1.8 days). The distance is almost two-thirds of the way to the moon, more than 6 times around the world, and took in 29 countries.
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Posted on 18 September 2014
By Jim Pusey in Music Reviews on 17 June 2014
If there's something to take away from this year's Isle of Wight Festival, it's probably sunburn. Unlike the mud bath of two years ago, 2014 will be remembered for serving up one of the hottest weekends I can remember for a festival, along with some crowd-pleasing performances. While not every act managed to capture their moment in the sun, all the major names delivered in spades.
The highlight of Friday afternoon should have really been local boy Tom Odell on the main stage. But his piano led ballads took some time to win the crowd over despite his number 1 album 'Long Way Down'. By the time he'd finished though, the reaction showed that he'd justified his place on the main stage billing.
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