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The 1975

Led by front man Matt Healy (the son of actors Tim Healy and Denise Welch), Manchester's The 1975 take inspiration from the 1980s pop of Michael Jackson and Prince, the art school new wave of Talking Heads and Scritti Politti, and the 1990s R&B of D'Angelo and TLC to create great, shimmering slabs of anthemic indie rock. Starting out as 14-year-olds thrashing out punk covers at local youth clubs, the band signed to indie label Dirty Hit in 2012 and had early EPs Facedown and Sex championed by Radio 1 DJs Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe. Single Chocolate made the Top 20 before their debut album, produced by Mike Crossey, topped the UK charts and won praise for its grand ambition and rousing, crescendos of infectious indie pop. The band went on to support Muse, The Rolling Stones and Bastille with a sell-out show at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2014.

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07-07-2011