It goes without saying that The 1975’s new record, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, is one of the most hyped albums of 2018. And for good reason. It’s a fresh, modern pop-rock album that still has plenty of experimentation, but never forgets to deliver where it counts the most – the hooks.
The new album, which is now available to stream below, is sure to dominate headlines for quite some time. While the first salvo of singles were pretty solid in their own right (especially “Love It If We Made It”), it’s the 2nd half of this album that is really compelling. Especially “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)”, a song so catchy, most people probably don’t listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it’s not just about the pleasures of conformity and the importance of trends. It’s also a personal statement about the band itself.
With their 3rd full-length coming later this year, and multiple new songs captivating the attention of music listeners worldwide, The 1975 are growing at an impossible to believe pace. Of course, this isn’t a huge surprise when you consider the band’s stylistically diverse, yet familiar pop-rock sound, and their willingness to delve into other styles and genres of music as well.
Their new song, “Too Time”, does just that. What else is there to say? This is a band who’ve more or less mastered the art of hook-filled pop songs, and we’re lucky to be along for the ride.
British alternative rock band Deaf Havana have made a name for themselves with the combination of stadium-sized hard rock riffs, and frontman James Veck-Gilodi’s confessionally emotional songwriting and vocals. Now, they’ve released a new single that pushes that winning formula outward in a totally unexpected way. “Sinner” is the lead single off of the band’s new album RITUALS, out August 10th, and shows the band moving into a bouncy pop rock soundscape, while still staying rooted in Veck-Gilodi’s fantastic voice and lyricism. The results are truly exceptional, and fans of The 1975 and Walk the Moon will find much to love. RITUALS seems poised to catapult Deaf Havana to a new level of popularity, while still retaining the core of what made them stand out as musicians. Stay tuned.
In the span of 5 years, Manchester indie rockers The 1975 have gone from virtual unknowns, to now being one of the biggest bands on planet Earth. There’s something about their accessible yet anthemic sound that has quite obviously connected with fans everywhere, whether it’s early career highlight “Sex”, or newer and ambitious tracks like “lostmyhead” or “Somebody Else” – it’s quite clear why the band has attained the status they have. Essentially, they’re a band doing similar things as INXS did 3 decades ago – you can quite easily compare a lot of tracks off their new album to INXS’s breakout 1987 album, Kick.
The band recently released a full live set at London’s The 02 Arena, where the band played an almost 2 hour set to an excited crowd. There’s all the songs you’d expect here (important tracks like “Love Me” and “UGH!”) and a few surprises, too. Check out the full set below.