Sunday 30 December 2012

The 1975 - Sex

With two EPs released this year, there's a wealth of material already available from this hotly tipped Manchester band.  Sex is the current single taken from their most recent EP of the same name - a youthful, sexually charged anthem on a par with The Killers' Mr Brightside.  Layers of dizzying guitars swirl atop drums in a stadium-sized mix, with sing-along lyrics depicting a young love affair ("she said 'use your hands and my spare time, we've got one thing in common it's this tongue of mine'").

Elsewhere, previous EP 'Facedown' includes single The City that's currently receiving airplay on Radio 1.  Similarly to Sex, it features anthemic guitar and vocal hooks tinged with melancholy.  The remainder of the band's EP tracks experiment with electro sounds, proving they're not just about the guitars.  It hints that their debut album (due in 2013) has plenty of room for variety as they continue to consolidate their sound.  In the meantime the band are touring the UK - hopefully at sizeable venues able to fully accomodate their dreamy guitar music.


Listen: EPs 'Sex' and 'Facedown' are available now.

Watch: The 1975 are currently touring the UK, details on their website.