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 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.
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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.
But it wasn't just the music that made the weekend for many; a real sense of celebration seemed to erupt across the site. Partly fuelled by anticipation over the World Cup and partly because of the good weather, thousands of smiling faces could be seen everywhere. Sunflowers seemed to be an essential festival accessory and many opted for as few clothes as possible with t-shirts looking like they'd gone out of fashion altogether. I've even had to make a note in my diary that it's international flip-flop day on June 20th, just one of the many things I learnt around Seaclose Park this year.
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.
Continue reading: Isle of Wight Festival 2014 Review
Fine drizzle swirled through the air as a select group of 700 competition winners funnelled their way through the entrance to the Bushmills Live festival.
But with free whiskey, free food and an enticing line-up ahead, the lucky few who had been granted admission to the exclusive festival showed no sign of letting the weather dampen their spirits.
Continue reading: Bushmills Live 2014 Featuring Tired Pony, The 1975 & Much More Review
With the arrival of Billboard and Twitter's new real-time music chart, is it a viable marketing strategy to use, or just another gimmick?
If you ever wanted your very own #1 hit on a Billboard chart, now is your chance -- you just have to get the hype train moving fast enough on Twitter. At the end of May, Billboard teamed up with Twitter to launch a real-time chart displaying the most popular and talked about songs on the social media site. The categories in it are simple enough: one is called the “Trending 140” and this shows the most discussed songs on Twitter in the past hour. As of this writing, Psy’s new single, ‘Hangover,’ is currently at number one. “Emerging artists” is the second category: it’s the most talked about songs for artists that have never had a top 50 track on Billboard’s Hot 100. As of this writing, ‘Bounce’ by a rapper named Riot is currently at number one.
Psy is currently sitting atop the Billboard Trending chart
There’s no doubt that it’s an interesting concept, but you have to wonder if it’s something that’s got some lasting value to it. After the failure of Twitter’s first music campaign, aptly titled ‘#Music,’ Twitter seemed hellbent on creating something that involves them in the music world, and this chart seems to have nailed it. How does one get their song on Billboard/Twitter’s chart? You can just simply tweet about a song with “#nowplaying” or include an iTunes link. Those requirements work well as it’s a natural process people go through to promote music. However, as cool as the system seems, is it foolproof?
Continue reading: Billboard And Twitter's New Real-Time Chart: The Good And Bad
The Black Keys, The Killers and Outkast are among this year's headliners at Hangout.
Alabama's sun-soaked, sold-out Hangout Music Fest begins officially today (May 16th 2014) following yesterday's kick-off party - and there's almost too much fun to take in.
Set against the glorious backdrop of Gulf Shores' pure white beaches, this festival truly is the place to 'hang out' this weekend with top headliners The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast and Jack Johnson leading the talent-studded bill. Acts such as Jack Antonoff's latest project Bleachers, CLASSIXX and Bonobo's DJ set went down a storm at the Discover Great Thursday Kickoff Party, but don't worry if you missed it because things are getting even better over the rest of the weekend.
Headliners The Black Keys open the festival today
Continue reading: Experience Sun, Sand And Sensational Sounds At Hangout Festival 2014