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Hotly tipped by the majority of 2013 “ones to watch” lists, The 1975 have been hard to miss. The Manchester quartet have been steadily gaining momentum up to the release of their third E.P; Music for Cars. Lead single ‘Chocolate’ serves as a taster of what you can expect from The 1975. Slick production blended with that knack of pumping out a chorus that was built for the festival season, it’s easy to see why there’s something stirring up north.

Taking a slight step away from previous efforts and certainly taking themselves outside the box on tracks ‘HNSCC ‘ and ‘Head.Cars.Bending’; the band conjure waves of soundscapes and delay induced flurries which are a welcome addition to the band’s sound. Frontman Matthew Healy is said to be inspired by life experiences and the sights of Manchester itself which certainly shines through in the way of lyrical content.

Merging the lines in the battle between guitar VS synth bands; The 1975 should tickle the fancy of fans of Breton, The XX and James Blake with a small dash of Foals and deserve to do big things in 2013 and will no doubt be warmly received by the festival crowds this summer; They will however have to get their foot in the door ahead of other 2013 buzz bands.

The 1975 will be mounting a full U.K tour in support of Music for Cars and you can catch them on their final date at the Borderline in Camden on the 18th of February.

Tour Dates
Tue 22nd Jan Newcastle Think Tank Hoults (14+)
Wed 23rd Jan York Fibbers (14+)
Thu 24th Jan Leeds Cockpit 2 (14+)
Fri 25th Jan Newcastle-U-Lyme Full Moon (16+)
Sat 26th Jan Edinburgh Electric Circus (16+)
Sun 27th Jan Glasgow King Tuts (14+)
Mon 28th Jan Sheffield Soyo (18+)
Wed 30th Jan Bristol Exchange (14+)
Thu 31st Jan Guildford Boileroom (16+)
Fri 1st Feb Aldershot West End Centre (U14 Accomp)
Sat 2nd Feb Birmingham Temple (14+)
Mon 4th Feb Cambridge Portland Arms (U18 Accomp)
Tue 5th Feb Exeter Cavern
Wed 6th Feb Chelmsford Hooga (18+)
Thu 7th Feb Kingston New Slang
Fri 8th Feb Brighton Green Door Store
Sat 9th Feb Southampton Lennons (18+)
Mon 11th Feb Liverpool Shipping Forecast (18+)
Tue 12th Feb Middlesbrough Mixtape @ Keys (18+)
Wed 13th Feb Nottingham Bodega (14+ U18 Accomp)
Thu 14th Feb Chester The Compass (18+)
Fri 15th Feb Preston 53 Degrees (16+)
Sat 16th Feb Manchester Deaf Institute 10pm curfew (16+)
Mon 18th Feb London Borderline (14+)