After forming at school in 2011 the group of 4 young Mancunians began to tirelessly tour the UK under a variety band names until they found not only their name but their sound!
Partnering up with Mike Crossey (Foals) who has described them as a cross between electro, R&B & 80s pop, in August 2012 under the name of THE 1975 they released 3 EPs (on iTunes ONLY) under Dirty Hit Records;‘Facedown’ instantly made waves on UK radio with the likes of Huw Stephens & a month later with the release of ‘Sex’ they received their first Radio 1 playlist.
FIRST SINGLE: ‘CHOCOLATE’
Taken from their third EP ‘Music For Cars’ ‘Chocolate’ will be the lead track going forward with this campaign & has had fantastic reaction in the UK.
The hugely infectious track immediately went to the top of the Hypemachine chart on its launch & a Radio 1 A-listadd quickly followed.
The track is now trending at #19 (#39) in the UK’s Official Single’s Chart and is up to #5 on Shazam and #13 on the Spotify chart.
ANNOUNCE DEBUT HEADLINE EUROPEAN TOUR
As the countdown to the release of their eagerly anticipated debut album continues, Manchester art-pop quartet The 1975 have announced details of their debut, 22 date, headline European tour. Kicking off in Madrid in early November the tour will take the band through Spain, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland and Czech Republic before finishing up in Austria at the end of the month.
2013 has already been huge for the band with sold out tours both in the UK and the US, a support slot across Europe with Two Door Cinema Club, a triumphant week at SXSW and two top 40 hits in the UK’s official single chart for both “Chocolate” and “The City”. The 1975's self-titled debut album is out on September 9th, through Dirty Hit/Polydor. Co produced by Arctic Monkeys collaborator Mike Crossey, the album is set to cement their status as the breakthrough band of the year.
The 1975 will play the following dates in November:
Thursday 7th - El Sol – Madrid, Spain
Friday 8th - Razzmatazz (club show) - Barcelona, Spain
Sunday 10th - La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Monday 11th – Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday 12th - Botanique/Orangerie - Brussels, Belgium
Thursday 14th – Luxor – Cologne, Germany
Friday 15th - Zoom - Frankfurt, Germany
Monday 18th - Bi Nuu - Berlin, Germany
Tuesday 19th - Uebel&Gefährlich – Hamburg, Germany
Thursday 21st - Loppen - Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday 22nd - Debaser Strand (club show) – Stockholm, Sweden
Saturday 23rd - Parkteatret – Oslo, Norway
Tuesday 26th - Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, Poland
Wednesday 27th - The Rock Café – Prague, Czech Republic
Thursday 28th – FLUC – Vienna, Austria
“CHOCOLATE” first single by THE 1975 is now available on iTunes:http://smarturl.it/musicforcars exclusively under MCA Music in cooperation with SMART, Live More!