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The 1975 The 1975 on 2LP
Critics have been bemused and thrilled by the Manchester four-piece The 1975 and their amorphous drifts between brooding art rock, crisp electronica, dancefloor R&B, and 80s gloss pop. “I don’t think it’s confusing,” says singer Matty Healy of his band. “Feeling a lack of identity and the searching within oneself to acquire a real understanding of what you want to be, that’s something that loads of people can connect with. It’s so strange that with music people want so many rules.”
Matty has known what The 1975 is for some years now, just waiting for the right moment to unveil their stories of lust, intoxication and the unabashed grittiness of modern youth. “This record is a proper soundtrack to our formative years,” he says of their debut album, co-produced with Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Foals, The Kooks). “It’s everything that I know and every single song on the album, at some point, has been the most important thing in my life. I’ve spent my adult life working towards this album. It’s literally everything I am.”
Though The 1975 was the year The Sex Pistols formed and Talking Heads played their first gigs, the moniker has nothing to do with the date itself. Matty found it in the back of a beat-era book given to him by a “gregarious artist” he met at a yard sale in northern Majorca at the age of 19. “He showed me round his house, it was like a sixties bizarre haberdashery. 
He had photos of him with Hendrix, I thought this guy was fucking crazy! He gave me loads of beat generation literature, Kerouac and stuff. When I went home I read them and in the back of one of them there was all these mental scribblings, it was almost suicidal, and it was dated at the bottom ‘1st June, The 1975’. I was quite freaked out when I read it, the use of the word ‘The’ really stuck with me. It was the perfect band name.”
The newly monikered group headed to the studio in December of 2011 resulting in the Facedown EP – the first in a trilogy of EPs to be produced by the band, released in August of 2012. Sex shortly followed in November of 2013. The final EP installment is Music For Cars, which was co-produced by Mike Crossey with the band. The band and Crossey quickly reunited to work on the band’s debut album, which will be released in the summer 2013. 


1. The 1975
2. The City
3. M.O.N.E.Y.
4. Chocolate
5. Sex
6. Talk!
7. An Encounter
8. Heart Out

1. Settle Down
2. Robbers
3. Girls
4. 12
5. She Way Out
6. Menswear
7. Pressure
8. Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You

The 1975 - the 1975 2LP

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