Album of the Month: September 2013


The 1975 – The 1975 
(Release: September 2013)

11 years and 4 EP’s later, The 1975 have finally released their debut album and have stormed straight to number 1 in the album charts.

The band, made up of Matty, Ross, Adam and George met at school and have been playing music together since the ages of 14 and 15. Over the 11 years as a band, the boys released material under the names Talkhouse, Drive Like I Do, The Slowdown, and Big Sleep, before settling on the name The 1975 in 2012.

Described as synth pop, The 1975’s album almost feels like it’s been released a few months too late, being the perfect summer soundtrack. That being said, this is one of the best albums i’ve heard in a long time, and the first band to make me interested in seeing them live after just hearing 3 songs.

Their single Chocolate (below) peaked at number 19 in the UK singles charts earlier this year, and their current single, Sex, is climbing it’s way up just as fast as the album did to number 1.

The band recently appeared at Radio 1’s Live Lounge, where they covered One Direction’s debut single What Makes You Beautiful. Their approach completely changed the song to their own style, especially in Matty’s vocals, but the X Factor boyband have nothing but good words to say about The 1975, of course making their fan-base even bigger.

Apart from the singles mentioned, personal favourite tracks on the album would be Girls, followed by She Way Out. Both tracks have a great upbeat sound that you wouldn’t dare hit the skip button to. Also, the heartbreaking album closer Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You is far from upbeat but is nothing but genius.

The 1975‘ is out now, and The 1975 begin their sold out UK tour this month.

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