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.
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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Grime artist Skepta, who enjoyed a breakthrough smash hit with 'Shutdown' earlier this year, won the 2016 Mercury Prize for his album 'Konnichiwa'.
The crowd at the Hammersmith Apollo erupted when Skepta’s name was announced as the eventual winner of the prestigious prize by Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker on Thursday night (September 16th).
The bookies had tipped David Bowie to win posthumously for his final album Blackstar, released just two days before his death in January this year, but the 33 year North London rapper was not very far behind in their estimations either.
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Bowie's final album 'Blackstar', along with 11 other British albums released in the last year, made the shortlist announced on Thursday.
Radiohead, Skepta, The 1975 and the late David Bowie are the big names to have been shortlisted for the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize, with Adele and previous winner James Blake the notable absences.
The 12-strong shortlist, picked by a panel of music critics, industry figures and artists, was announced on Thursday morning (August 4th) on BBC Radio 6 Music. David Bowie’s 25th and final album Blackstar, released just two days before his death in January this year, is already being touted as one of the favourites to win the overall prize when the winner is announced on September 15th.
Radiohead’s recent album A Moon Shaped Pool makes the Oxford five-piece the most nominated act in Mercury Prize history. Their albums OK Computer, Amnesiac, Hail To the Thief and In Rainbows all made shortlists in previous years, and this doesn’t even count lead singer Thom Yorke’s nomination for his 2006 solo album The Eraser. However, they have not yet won the award.
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.
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’.
Continue reading: The 1975 Speak To Their Generation At Glastonbury After Brexit
The acts that will be joining Adele, Coldplay and Muse this year have been revealed.
Glastonbury has unveiled its first line-up poster for the annual festival, which will take place this year from June 22nd to 26th at Worthy Farm. The newly confirmed acts will join already announced headliners Muse, Adele and Coldplay, with a further 800 acts to be announced on a second poster in the coming weeks.
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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.
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.
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.”
Expect some extraordinary upcoming talent from one of the festival's most diverse showcases.
Austin's 2015 SXSW Festival draws ever nearer, with a line-up already rich in upcoming talent and vibrant diversity. There's something for everyone at this iconic citywide musical celebration, and nothing encompasses that more than Hype Machine's Hype Hotel Presented by Feed the Beat spot.
Hype Hotel is set to return to SXSW for 2015
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.
The 1975 (singer Matthew Healy pictured above) are the hardest working band of 2014
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.
Continue reading: The 1975 Unveiled As The Hardest Working Band Of 2014
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