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[Indie Dance] The 1975 – Somebody Else (EMBRZ Remix)

The 1975
Somebody Else (EMBRZ Remix)

Irish artist EMBRZ came in hot with his remix of The 1975. In taking on “Somebody Else” EMBRZ managed to create something that captivated us the moment we laid our ears upon it. We hope it does the same for you.

EMBRZ kicks things into gear with a mellow introduction whose cosmic soundscapes set the listener into a trance. It feels like musical xanax, then he turns things up a bit. His smooth grooves are equally as enticing as what set the stage for them. What’s really cool about this song is that its structure is set up to where it continues to build from beginning to end, instead of simply have drop, break, repeat. On Soundcloud, EMBRZ states he hopes that we like the remix, and we have to say, not only do we like it, but we love. it. This one’s phenomenal.

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[Chill/House] The 1975 – You (Sebastian Carter Edition)

The 1975
You (Sebastian Carter Edition)

It really is one of our happiest sights when two artists whom we both deeply admire come together beautifully through a collaboration, edit or remix. Honestly it’s like a match made in blogosphere heaven. Which is exactly how Sebastian Carter’s (whose name by now our readers should be familiar with) remix of The 1975‘s “You” plays to us. While we can only loosely tag Carter’s textured electronic compositions as house based on their structural backbone of a four-four kick and melodious, typically soulful vocals; every other blip, sequence and arpeggio are uniquely his own. Here, Carter takes the slick indie rock and pop of Manchester based quartet The 1975 and slightly contorts their sound within his expansive musical frame of mind to fit perfectly together. The droning, reverb soaked guitar pushes this version off the ground softly before a simple four-chord progression sweeps across; bolstered by a spacy synth and muted kick-drum. Again, Sebastian Carter reveals another layer of production psyche and a musical maturity lightyears beyond his 19 years would suggest all in the span of 5 minutes. Not to mention it can be snagged as a free download so go ahead and have a track on us. And those boys from The 1975 sure are dreamy…

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[Disco-House] The 1975 – Girls (The Knocks Remix)

The 1975
Girls (The Knocks remix)

Oh boy, do we love when remix duties are symbiotically thought out rather than the product of two talent agencies trying to highlight their respective artist du jour. So for us, it was a match made in indie heaven when production duo The Knocks took on the task of reinvigorating Manchester lo-fi garage-poppers The 1975 and their single “Girls” (which comes as part of their debut self-titled album) into a scooting clubland anthem. After being called upon for official remixes to the likes of indie stalwarts like HAIM, Of Monsters and Men, Grouplove, Foster the People and Two Door Cinema Club it was high time that they were called upon to work some of their big-room disco shimmer onto an emotive and dreamy tune. The Knocks’ take “Girls” to new heights with airy synth stabs, and a very nice play by pitching down Matthew Healy’s super recognizable croon and folding it back in with the original vocal track.  Expect to hear this one in many a disc-jockey’s set this season, and be ready for the full release on November 11.

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[TMN EXCLUSIVE] The 1975 – Chocolate (Song Art + Quote)

The 1975
Chocolate

There are only a few bands that have come along and captivated the blogosphere with each and every release. Yes, UK indie rockers The 1975 have graced your ears on this blog again and again, which is why it’s easy to understand why these quickly rising phenoms are taking the US by storm. America’s collective affinity lies in their catchy hooks, infectious lyrics, and admirable pop structure

With their self-titled debut album hitting record stores in only a few days, The 1975 have given us a sneak peak at the artwork for one of our favorite tracks of the summer, “Chocolate”. Channeling stories of small town trouble into roof-raising guitar pop, The 1975’s deeply personal narratives unfold like a scene in a movie. Cutting through the weed haze, “Chocolate” has become the song that defines the young Manchester band – a rhythmically brilliant call-to-arms that becomes impossible to get out your head after just one listen.

Speaking to us about the song, front-man Matty explains:

Chocolate tells the story of our relationships with the governing authorities of our small town. Smoking weed, smoking anything I suppose, boredom and what ensues when both parties challenge one another. It’s a love letter to boredom, limited opportunities of expressing yourself and embracing and understanding the make up of where you’re from. Musically and structurally it is the blueprint of our output, but I’d need an entire book to discuss that in detail

Pre-order The 1975’s debut here, and if you’re still on the fence about whether or not you should pick it up (which you shouldn’t be), click here and listen to it in full before you purchase.

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[Video] The 1975 – Sex (NSFW)

The 1975
Sex

Northwest England’s The 1975 has been a group for whom almost our entire staff here at TMN has developed somewhat of a musical crush on over the course of their past few releases. So… it’s pretty standard for this writer to languish in the wave of middle school euphoric giddiness with every awaiting e-mail from the indie-rock quartet. Today, their official music video for “Sex”, a track in which we featured about a month ago hit the airwaves, and we just had to let our Ninjas get their proverbial hands on it as well. Lead vocalist Matthew Healy summed up the experience quite well in stating : “The main idea behind the new video for “Sex” was centered around us wanting to incorporate a narrative that acted out the lyrical content of the song. The makeup of our music is centered around the juxtaposition of very honest often self deprecating personal stories set against uplifting major chord progressions. It is this dualism and notion of ‘sound tracking’ our own lives which makes us cite John Hughes as such an important influence.”

The 1975’s music video for “Sex” was shot in Los Angeles by director Adam Powell and plays on back and forth shots between the band’s visual aesthetic of muted black and whites set against a series of cinematic band shots which set the video’s narrative perfectly into motion. Check it out below, and if you haven’t already, you can pick up The 1975’s latest EP IV is out now on Dirty Hit Records. “Sex” will be featured on The 1975’s self titled debut album which is out Sept. 2 on Dirty Hit in the UK and Sept. 3 on Interscope/Vagrant in the US. Pre-order here.

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[Dream-Pop] The 1975 – fallingforyou

The 1975
fallingforyou

Thank goodness we didn’t have to wait long for the latest offering from Manchester minimal-poppers The 1975 and their forthcoming EP IV which is set to release May 20, with freshly minted single “fallingforyou”.  Last week, we gave you Ninjas the drop on the dreary cut “Haunt // Bed”, and today follows suit with that slow-burning aesthetic spearheaded by Matthew Healy’s longing coo, steeped in a blanket of shoegazey reverb. At the heart of “fallingforyou”, beats a faint, driving synth just audible enough to get your hips swinging while lost in The 1975’s stimulating wave of melancholia. It is a track recalling some of The xx’s earliest and best work, but is also completely unique on its own. It seems with every release The 1975 are becoming more confident in building their sound, and haven’t once missed the mark production wise. Stream “fallingforyou” above and check out their latest North American tour dates in support of The Neighbourhood here.

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Chocolate (The 1975 Cover)

It’s hard to imagine that we would enjoy “Chocolate,” from The 1975 in any other way than the original. That single off … Continue reading »

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