From the city of Manchester, England, The 1975 has taken the indie rock scene by the reins. With their groovy rock/pop sound, they’re reminding listeners of a combination between UK’s Arctic Monkeys and the Kooks, but leaning more toward the latter. Lead singer Mike Healy says the band name came from a note on the back of a Beat poetry book that read “1 June, The 1975”. They’ve got a huge fan base already, as seen in their recent sporadic US shows.
The 1975 released three EPs from 2012 to 2013 titled Facedown, IV and Music for Cars, which included their latest hit single “Chocolate”, a super catchy jam that you’ll want to sing along with. During summer of 2013, they supported Muse in the second half of their tour, and went on to play with The Neighborhood just a few short months after. Their support of The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park last July had to be a career-highlight for this British group. The self-titled debut album was released in September of 2013, with lead single “Sex” topping UK charts. Receiving notable reviews for their performance at Coachella this past April, The 1975 will be touring all of Europe, making their way to the US in November.