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The 1975’s Being Funny in a Foreign Language album review

If you are familiar with The 1975, you’ll understand the relief of their new album being only 11 songs. After their 4th album Notes on a Conditional Form drowned under 22 songs of very little substance, Being Funny in a Foreign Language released on October 14 is a long awaited follow-up. It starts with a […]

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The 1975 nail nostalgia on ‘Me & You Together Song’

Four stars. The 1975’s latest single; ‘Me & You Together Song’ explodes in a flurry of effervescent confetti. It paints a picture of giddy teenage romance swimming in synth and could-have-beens.  ‘Me & You’ is upbeat, maintaining a steady level of energy throughout, but with no particularly memorable peaks or troughs it has the potential […]

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‘Frail State of Mind’ is distinctly ‘1975’

Never has anything sounded more distinctly ‘1975’ than this new single. Like a box of ancient treasures, ‘Frail State of Mind’ has whispers of everything from Music for Cars to A Brief Enquiry. The first three releases from the upcoming album, Notes on a Conditional Form have clearly been carefully selected to tease the full […]

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The 1975 push aesthetic boundaries with a stellar Glasgow performance

The 1975 have always been an aesthetically-conscious group. From the black and white style of The 1975 to the social media stunts and recolour release of I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, they know how to perform and stylise themselves for their target audience – […]

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No Rome’s Dirty Hit debut is nothing short of excellence

RIP Indo Hisashi’s luxuriant new-wave R&B thrives under the post-pop influence of producers Matty Healy and George Daniel (The 1975), though still shows reverence to Gomez’s shoegaze stylistic roots. On his SoundCloud Rome Gomez describes No Rome as “an art project… a personification of teen love, melancholy & everything in between”. It is here we […]