Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The ShortListen: The 1975 (no. 176)

Who? The 1975

What’s the story? Manchester 4-piece The 1975 are in the rather strange position of being a huge band that lots of people have never heard of, massively successful without ever really having had a hit single. Enormous with teenagers, selling out venues across the world, yet somewhat dismissed by a lot of the 'serious' press (not really an issue in these social media times), their second album (with the none-more-emo title of I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It) is a huge chance for them to break out into the wider consciousness. This first track, Love Me, should, at the very least, immediately grab the attention of forty-somethings everywhere, sounding like Peter Gabriel's Big Time meets David Bowie's Fame, with a large dollop of INXS thrown in for good measure. Frankly, it's a little mad, but it doesn't sound like anything else out there right now and is a move on from their first album. A highly intriguing first taste of their new direction.

For fans of: Peter Gabriel, INXS, David Bowie

In three words: Funky 80s Throwback

Listen to all of them as they become available, on this Spotify Playlist

Comments

More

First details of the Glastonbury spin-off festival emerge

It's sounding great already

by Dave Fawbert
27 Jun 2017

Watch Liam Gallagher perform 'Don't Look Back in Anger' for first time

Wonder what Noel thought of it...

by Tom Victor
26 Jun 2017

Tim Westwood accidentally sends credit card details to the internet

To be fair, he is nearly 60...

by Dave Fawbert
26 Jun 2017

Eminem has grown a beard and it's really unsettling

Will the real slim shavey please stand up?

by Carl Anka
26 Jun 2017

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl dedicates 'My Hero' to naked man

And the BBC accidentally showed him on TV

by Alex Finnis
26 Jun 2017

DJ Legend Goldie just accidentally revealed Banksy's identity

That's one big slip up...

by Carl Anka
23 Jun 2017

"Ohhh Jeremy Corbyn!" chant breaks out at Glastonbury silent disco

He's the hottest act of the summer

by Tom Victor
23 Jun 2017

Johnny Depp goes on rant about assassinating Donald Trump at Glasto

Someone's getting in trouble

by Gary Ogden
23 Jun 2017

Ed Sheeran's Glastonbury ride is not at all rock 'n' roll

It's classic Ed, really

by Carl Anka
22 Jun 2017

Stormzy praised for his powerful verse on the Grenfell charity song

It's the highlight of the song

by Carl Anka
21 Jun 2017