The 1975 are an English, Manchester-based alternative rock band from Macclesfield in Cheshire. The group consists of Matthew Healy (vocals, guitar), Adam Hann (guitar), George Daniel (drums), and Ross MacDonald (bass).
The widely predicted return of guitar bands in 2013 has led to glances towards the 1975 as potential leaders of the pack, with tips coming from the usual suspects.
In fact, after various name changes – eventually taking the 1975 from a book that singer Matthew Healy found in Majorca – and musical shifts, this Manchester foursome have settled on an unlikely blend of recent indie rock and 1980s white pop-funk. At least a third of their songs are ridiculously catchy, although it takes some getting over the shock of a sound that puts together Foals/Vampire Weekend-type jerkiness with the middle of the road pop-rock of Deacon Blue.
They have released four EPs: Facedown, Sex, Music for Cars and IV. Their self-titled debut album is scheduled to be released on 2 September 2013 through Dirty Hit/Polydor.