• Friday
  • 23:00 – 00:15
  • ECHO

It might seem a bit too easy defining a band’s sound by saying that it can’t be defined. But that’s none the less what we’re going to do with The 1975. There’s simply no other righteous way of describing the genre-bending sound that they’ve perfected over the past 20 years.

The Manchester-band have experimented with everything from glossy pop and anarchist punk to gritty garage rock and electro-funk albeit always sounding like no one else.

With the charismatic singer and songwriter Matthew Healy (or just Matty…) in front, The 1975 have spent the past two decades putting into words what it feels like to be a millennial. Their existential lyrics touch upon topics like cybersex, nihilism and post-modernism as well as climate changes, mental health issues, masculinity crisis, and drug addiction. It’s as raw and honest as it gets and that’s probably one of the many reasons why millions of fans are resonating with their music.

In October 2022, the band unleashed their fifth album Being Funny In A Foreign Language to critical acclaim from all over the world. Several medias have called it their most intimate record to date, and the Jack Antonoff-produced tracks circle around themes of love and loss in a post-internet age.

The album follows their 2020-record Notes On A Conditional Form and marks The 1975’s fifth Official UK Number 1 album in a row, outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined.

In Denmark, national newspaper Berlingske called the album “a masterpiece” while the music media Soundvenue named the group “one of the most interesting bands at the moment” in their 5-star review.

We agree and look very much forward to welcoming back The 1975 at the 2023 edition of NorthSide!

The 1975 will play Friday 2 June at NorthSide 2023.