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Self-deprecating indie pop group The 1975 leapt onto the scene with a kitsch collection of charming, memorable pop ditties on their 2013 debut, Sex.

Since the debut, Matthew Healy and the boys have built traction in a way few bands of the last decade have. Now one of the decade’s biggest British exports, The 1975’s barrage of songs are rife with big choruses, infectious hooks and lyrics that have been permanently embedded on a generation. Over the years, the many sounds of the band have seen them dabble with bouncing synth pop, twinkling folk rock and even moments of garage, rock and chamber pop. 

While producing a sprawling array of content, The 1975 have been a constant topic of discussion, as the polarising experiments and outlandish lifestyle of the band have kept them at the epicentre of the conversation. The band’s recently released new album, Being Funny In A Foreign Language, sees them teaming up with producer phenomenon Jack Antonoff for their most succinct and direct release in years, and they’ll bring it to the live stage at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on Wednesday 25th January.

The 1975 play Utilita Arena, Newcastle on Wednesday 25th January.


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