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The 1975 are a British band consisting of four members, (from left to right) Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann, Matty Healy, and George Daniel, from Manchester, England.  The members of the band met during high school and started playing together in 2002.  They went by an array of different names throughout their career, such as Drive Like I Do and Bigsleep, until settling on 'The 1975'.  The name, The 1975, was inspired by a Jack Kerouac poetry book that had "1 June, The 1975" written on the back.  During the early days of the band, they would perform punk covers in local clubs until they started to write music themselves.

Before releasing their debut album in 2013, The 1975 released a set of extended plays.  The EP's were released throughout 2012 and 2013 and were titled Facedown, Sex, Music for Cars, and IV.  Their self-title debut album dropped on September 2nd, 2013 and topped the UK Albums Chart on September 8th, 2013, selling 31, 538 copies in it's first week.
  Over in the United States the album debuted at No. 28 on the Billboard 200 and sold around 15,000 in it's first week.  The 1975 has a total of 16 tracks, including hits like "Girls", "Chocolate", and "The City".  Before the release of the album, the band toured to build hype for the release, opening up for bands like The Neighborhood and The Rolling Stones, while also playing festivals like Reading and Leeds.  Following the release of their debut album toured the UK, Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.  They continued to tour throughout 2014 playing headlining concerts, as well as festivals.

The cover for The 1975 is pictured on the left, while the cover for I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It is pictured on the right.

On June 1st, 2015 the bands social media accounts were deactivated causing speculation.  On May 31st, 2015 a comic strip suggesting that the band broke up was posted to the lead singers, Matty Healy, twitter account.  On June 2nd, the accounts were back up and running with pink profile pictures, which is different from the usual black-and-white aesthetic.  It was announced on October 8th that their second album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It, was announced to be released in 2016.  The first single, "Love Me", off of the album was also released on the same day.  The band went on to release four other songs off the album before it's release, the songs were titled "UGH!", "The Sound", "Somebody Else", and "A Change of Heart". 
The album was released on February 26th, 2016 and managed to top the UK charts and US Billboard 200.  After the album was released, the band went on to tour, once again playing a number of headlining shows and festivals.  They had their final show of the album run on July 14th, 2017 before taking a short break from touring to focus on writing and recording for the upcoming album.

The 1975 teased their third album in 2016 and in 2017, but it ended up evolving into something else.  At the time, The 1975 were set to release an EP in 2017, but that got pushed back and turned into their third album.  On May 31st, 2018 The 1975 released the first single, titled "Give Yourself a Try", from their third album.  Four other songs, "Love It If We Made It", "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME", "Sincerity Is Scary", and "It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)" were released before the album came out.  The higly anticipated album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, was released on November 30th, 2018 and received immediate praise.  Many critics made the comparison between this album and OK Computer by Radiohead, saying that A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships is a modern version of Radiohead's critically-acclaimed album.  Ever since the albums release, the band has been on tour throughout 2018 and 2019.

The band plans on releasing another album sometime in 2019 titled Notes On a Conditional Form.

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