About The 1975
The 1975 are an English pop rock band formed in 2002 in Wilmslow, Cheshire. Now based in Manchester, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel.
The band's origins trace to their attendance at Wilmslow High School and playing together as teenagers. Gigs organised by a council worker led the band to formally sign with Dirty Hit and Polydor Records. The band opened for several major acts and released a series of extended plays throughout 2012 before releasing their self-titled debut album , which included the popular singles "Sex", "Chocolate", and "Robbers" reaching number one in the United Kingdom.
Their second album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It , reached No. 1 in the US and UK. Following the touring cycle for the record, the band announced their third album under the working title of Music for Cars, before going on hiatus again throughout 2017.
Returning in 2018, the band announced that the album had evolved into their third campaign cycle, consisting of their third and fourth studio albums. The first, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships , was released to critical praise, and became their third No. 1 album in the UK. The second, Notes on a Conditional Form, is set to be released in April 2020.
Matthew Timothy Healy, the son of actors Denise Welch and Tim Healy, grew up in Newcastle and Cheshire. He met Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann and George Daniel at Wilmslow High School in Wilmslow in 2002; as teenagers they played together. The band formed when the local council worker organised numerous gigs for teens. Healy found Hann who "came up to and said he wanted to play one of these shows." The band began playing covers until they "eventually wrote a song", according to Healy. "We started from then and we've been making music together since we were about 15." After Hann invited the members to form a band, they passed their early days covering punk songs in a local club. Healy was originally the drummer but took over vocals after the previous singer left to start another band. George Daniel was recruited as the new drummer to complete the final line-up.
The band formerly performed under the names Me; and You Versus Them, Forever Drawing Six, Talkhouse, the Slowdown, Bigsleep, and Drive Like I Do, before settling on "The 1975". Healy recounts that the name was inspired by deranged and "mental" scribblings found on the backpage of the book On The Road by Jack Kerouac that were dated to "1 June, The 1975". This would become a prominent day of the band.
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