Friday, 17 May 2013

The 1975 - fallingforyou/Haunt // Bed

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We may have underestimated Manchester's The 1975 when we said in a recent review for EP track 'The City' that they had commercial appeal, but given current trends were unlikely to be troubling the top 10 just yet. We did email them something of an apology when we found out a couple of days later that previous single 'Chocolate' had crept into the bottom half of the top 40 (and remains there), although the band agreed Bruno Mars probably didn't have much to worry about just yet. Now we're wondering just how well new EP 'IV' will do when it gets released on May 20th.

It contains the hit-in-waiting 'The City' and the band have since put a couple more of the record's songs online. 'fallingforyou' isn't a highly produced indie-rock powerhouse like we heard before. In fact it's a relatively minimalist electro-rock/pop track and very down tempo. So basically, it's not the sort of track Bruno Mars should be worried about. On 'Haunt // The Bed' they follow a similar path, upping the pace just a bit. Both of these tracks are very good and neither are targeting the Radio 1 A-list, which is kind of reassuring. By the looks of things, The 1975 are the kind of band who can knock out a hit when needed, but are just as happy doing their own thing, and long may that continue.

The 1975's website

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Catch them live:

MAY 17 Brighton, United Kingdom, The Great Escape
MAY 18 Brighton, United Kingdom,The Great Escape
MAY 21 Carlisle, United Kingdom, The Brickyard
MAY 22 Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, University of Northumbria
MAY 23 Sheffield, United Kingdom,Queen's Social Club
MAY 24 Manchester, United Kingdom, Dot To Dot
MAY 25 Bristol, United Kingdom, Dot to Dot
MAY 26 London, United Kingdom, Emirates Stadium
MAY 27 Glasgow, United Kingdom, Oran Mor
MAY 28 Birmingham, United Kingdom, Library, The Institute
MAY 29 London, United Kingdom, Heaven
MAY 31 Portsmouth, United Kingdom,Wedgewood Rooms
JUN 04 Tulsa, OK,The Vanguard
JUN 05 Dallas, TX, Trees
JUN 07 Houston, TX, Fitzgerald's
JUN 08 Austin, TX, Antone's
JUN 11 Orlando, FL, The Social
JUN 12 St Petersburg, FL, The Local 662
JUN 14 Fort Lauderdale, FL, Culture Room
JUN 11 Orlando, FL, The Social
JUN 12 St Petersburg, FL, The Local 662
JUN 14 Fort Lauderdale, FL, Culture Room
JUN 15 Jacksonville, FL, Jack Rabbits
JUN 17 Atlanta, GA, Vinyl
JUN 18 Charlotte, NC, Amos Southend
JUN 19 Norfolk, VA, The Norva
JUN 20 Washington, DC, U Street Music Hall
JUN 22 Rochester, NY, Main Street Armory
JUN 23 South Burlington, VT, Higher Ground Showcase
JUN 25 Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda's
JUN 26 Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall Of Williamsburg
JUL 05 Cluses, France, Festival Musiques en Stock
JUL 06 Utrecht, Netherlands, Festival deBeschaving
JUL 12 Penrhos, United Kingdom,Pen y Berth
JUL 12 Abersoch, United Kingdom, Wakestock
JUL 13 London, United Kingdom, Hyde Park
JUL 18 Dour, Belgium, Dour Festival
JUL 19 Gräfenhainichen, Germany, MELT FESTIVAL
JUL 24 Los Angeles, CA, Troubadour
JUL 25 San Francisco, CA, Rickshaw Stop
AUG 02 Pikehall, United Kingdom, Y Not Festival
AUG 07 Newquay, United Kingdom, Boardmasters
AUG 23 Wetherby, United Kingdom

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