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The 1975


Tue Jul 22 2014, 8:00pm

Where: Hard Rock Hotel, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $98.00
  • Door: $110.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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The British four-piece, who formed in 2012, are one of the most idolized bands around right now after their debut self-titled album debuted at No.1 in the UK charts; leading to sold out tours and huge crowds across the world. They can count Ed Sheeran and One Direction as fans and have earned support slots with the likes of Muse, The Rolling Stones and Two Door Cinema Club.

Critics have been bemused and thrilled by the Manchester four-piece and their amorphous drifts between brooding art rock, crisp electronica, dancefloor R&B, and 80s gloss pop. "I don’t think it’s confusing," says singer Matty Healy of his band. "Feeling a lack of identity and the searching within oneself to acquire a real understanding of what you want to be, that's something that loads of people can connect with. It's so strange that with music people want so many rules."

Matty has known what The 1975 is for some years now, just waiting for the right moment to unveil their stories of lust, intoxication and the unabashed grittiness of modern youth. "This record is a proper soundtrack to our formative years," he says of their debut album, co-produced with Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Foals, The Kooks). "It's everything that I know and every single song on the album, at some point, has been the most important thing in my life. I've spent my adult life working towards this album. It's literally everything I am."

Though generally acknowledged as an alternative rock group, they have been influenced by diverse genres including electro-pop, electronic music, guitar pop, and R&B. Healy specifically cites Talking Heads, Prince, My Bloody Valentine, Michael Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, D'angelo and Sigur Rós as musical influences; he states that his greatest influence is the oeuvre of filmmaker John Hughes. Their "melancholic" black and white visual aesthetic is juxtaposed with major keys and what the band calls "classic pop sensibilities". Lyrically, The 1975 explore themes of discovery and novelty in the more specific context of sex, love, drugs, hope, death, and fear, thus the basis of rock music.