The 1975 Announce details of debut album ‘The 1975’, released September 2nd 2013
New single “Sex” released August 26th
The breakthrough band of the year, The 1975 will release their self-titled debut album through Dirty Hit/Polydor on September 2, 2013.
It will be preceded by the single “Sex” on August 26th.
‘The 1975’ reflects the Manchester art-pop quartet’s shape-shifting adventurousness, an album of indelible choruses and mesmeric melodies that glides from electro grooves to alt-rock explosions to dreamy interludes.
Matthew Healy (vocals/guitar), Adam Hann (guitar), George Daniel (drums) and Ross MacDonald (bass) started making music together when they met at school in Wilmslow a decade ago aged 14.
“Our musical vocabulary is 100% the same because we grew up listening and playing music together,” says Healy. The starting point for what became The 1975’s heady genre-meshing sound was when they realised “we could do anything we wanted.” The only restriction the four-piece gave themselves when writing the songs that make up ‘The 1975’ was that there would be no restrictions.
There is an infectious vibrancy threading through the record that reflects their triumphant introduction to the world. They began drip-feeding their songs online in Spring 2012 and by the time they’d released four EPs, ‘Facedown’, ‘Sex’, ‘Music For Cars’ and ‘IV’, an enraptured, rabid fanbase was quickly growing.
They have taken the escalating success in their swagger; so far there have been two sold-out UK tours, support slots with Muse and The Rolling Stones, their first Top 20 hit, as well as a headline show announced at London’s Brixton Academy.
‘The 1975’ was recorded at the Motor Museum in Liverpool, with Arctic Monkeys collaborator Mike Crossey co-producing alongside the band’s Matthew Healy and George Daniel.
A seamless meld of their kaleidoscopic range of influences, it encapsulates all that is great about pop music in 2013. It opens with a song called ‘The 1975’, a blissfully electronic introduction before the throbbing anthemic swirl of ‘The City’ kicks in. A raucous reworking of forthcoming single ‘Sex’ shows just how they’ve honed the art of combining taut, rhythmical precision with horizon-stretching sing-alongs. The 80s-style bounce of ‘Settle Down’, meanwhile, showcases their ability to make the intimate sound epic and vice versa. Throughout, the synth-pop suckerpunch of songs such as ‘Heart Out’ and ‘Girls’ is punctuated by soothing soundscapes.
For a band born out of a smash and grab approach to music, their debut is a remarkably fully-formed work. Its 16 tracks ebb and flow into each other with a stunning inventiveness, all delivered with the intoxicating adrenaline of being young and free and dazed and bruised by the world.
The 1975 are a band with a name that’s from the past who make music with a chameleonic, futuristic approach. It’s fitting that their debut is thrillingly and definitively the sound of the here and now.
“Born-ready anthems” Pitchfork
“Their songs are ridiculously catchy…they’ll be heard everywhere this year.” The Guardian
‘The 1975’ tracklisting:
She Way Out
Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You
The 1975 will play a sold out show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on September 20th 2013 and Brixton Academy on January 11th 2014.
The 1975 – 2013 UK/US/European tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
12TH JULY – WAKESTOCK – UK
13TH JULY – HYDE PARK (ROLLING STONES) – UK
14TH JULY – T IN THE PARK – UK
18TH JULY – DOUR – BELGIUM
19TH JULY – MELT – GERMANY
21ST JULY – LATITUDE – UK
24TH JULY – THE TROUBADOUR – LA USA
25TH JULY – RICKSHAW SHOP – SAN FRANCISCO USA
26TH JULY – CASBAH – SAN DIEGO USA
1ST AUGUST – NEW SLANG – KINGSTON UK
28TH JULY – KENDAL CALLING – UK
2ND AUGUST – BELLADRUM – UK
3RD AUGUST – Y NOT – UK
4TH AUGUST – CAMP BESTIVAL – UK
23RD AUGUST – READING / LEEDS – UK
24TH AUGUST – READING / LEEDS – UK
1st AUGUST – ELECTRIC PICNIC FESTIVAL – IRELAND
8TH SEPTEMBER – BESTIVAL – UK
14TH SEPTEMBER – SHREWSBURY FIELDS FOREVER – SHRESBURY UK
15TH SEPTEMBER – ACADEMY – NEWCASTLE UK
16TH SEPTEMBER – HMV INSTITUTE – BIRMINGHAM UK
17TH SEPTEMBER – ABC – GLASGOW UK
18TH SEPTEMBER – ROCKCITY – NOTTINGHAM UK
20TH SEPTEMBER – SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE – LONDON UK
21ST SEPTEMBER – RITZ – MANCHESTER UK
22TH SEPTEMBER – SUGARMILL – STOKE UK
23RD SEPTEMBER – LEEDS UNIVERSITY – LEEDS UK
24TH SEPTEMBER – ACADEMY – OXFORD UK
25TH SEPTEMBER – WATERFRONT – NORWICH UK
26TH SEPTEMBER – ACADEMY – BRISTOL UK
28TH SEPTEMBER –CONCORDE – BRIGHTON UK
30TH SEPTEMBER – ACADEMY – DUBLIN IRELAND
01ST OCTOBER – MANDELLA HALL – BELFAST UK
8th OCTOBER – THE SINCLAIR – CAMBRIDGE, MA USA
9th OCTOBER – BOWERY BALLROOM – NEW YORK, NY USA
10th OCTOBER – BOWERY BALLROOM – NEW YORK, NY USA
11th OCTOBER – BLACK CAT – WASHINGTON, DC USA
12th OCTOBER – UNION TRANSFER – PHILADELPHIA, PA USA
13th OCTOBER – THE MOD CLUB – TORONTO, CANADA
15th OCTOBER – A&R MUSIC BAR – COLUMBUS, OH USA
17th OCTOBER – THE MIDLAND BY AMC – KANSAS CITY, MO USA
18th OCTOBER – FIREBIRD – ST. LOUIS, MO USA
19th OCTOBER – LINCOLN HALL – CHICAGO, IL USA
20th OCTOBER – THE RAVE BAR – MILWAUKEE, WI USA
21st OCTOBER – VARSITY THEATER – MINNEAPOLIS, MN USA
23rd OCTOBER – MARQUIS THEATRE – DENVER, CO USA
24th OCTOBER – KILBY COURT – SALT LAKE CITY, UT USA
26th OCTOBER – NEUMOS – SEATTLE, WA USA
27th OCTOBER – VENUE – VANCOUVER, CANADA
28th OCTOBER – DOUG FIR LOUNGE – PORTLAND, OR USA
30th OCTOBER – THE INDEPENDENT – SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA
1st NOVEMBER – THE FONDA THEATRE – LOS ANGELES, CA USA
3rd NOVEMBER – BELLY UP TAVERN – SOLANA BEACH, CA USA
4th NOVEMBER – CLUB CONGRESS – TUCSON, AZ USA
7TH NOVEMBER – EL SOL – MADRID, SPAIN
8TH NOVEMBER – RAZZMATAZZ (CLUB SHOW) – BARCELONA, SPAIN
10TH NOVEMBER – LA MAROQUINERIE – PARIS, FRANCE
11TH NOVEMBER – MELKWEG – AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
12TH NOVEMBER – BOTANIQUE/ORANGERIE – BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
14TH NOVEMBER – LUXOR – COLOGNE, GERMANY
15TH NOVEMBER – ZOOM – FRANKFURT, GERMANY
18TH NOVEMBER – BI NUU – BERLIN, GERMANY
19TH NOVEMBER – UEBEL & GEFÄHRLICH – HAMBURG, GERMANY
21ST NOVEMBER – LOPPEN – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
22ND NOVEMBER – DEBASER STRAND – STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
23RD NOVEMBER – PARKTEATRET – OSLO, NORWAY
26TH NOVEMBER – HYDROZAGADKA – WARSAW, POLAND
27TH NOVEMBER – THE ROCK CAFÉ – PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
28TH NOVEMBER – FLUC – VIENNA, AUSTRIA
For the latest tour dates and information, please go to:
The 1975 Official Website