The 1975 Vinyl, CD & tapes by The 1975 at Norman Records
It's the greatest crossover event of all time: a band who make teen heart-throb pop and indie rock in one swift gesture.
If they've largely eluded us here at Norman Records, it's cos we never saw ourselves as the target demographic. But looking back on these swooping, big-feeling songs with their lovelorn hooks, it's easy to see they're pretty much for anyone who'll have them. This oddly ambitious band released two beguiling records in their self-titled and the obscenely named I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful But So Unaware Of It, adding neon new wave to their soon-to-be stadium rock.
They show no signs of slowing down: before they've even released their upcoming record, slated for a 2018 release, they've got their 2019 edition planned, claiming both records belong to their Music for Cars era. When you're in charge of announcing your own eras, you know you've got a grand vision for your band, and it pours out in Matt Healy's attempt to gloss up his songwriting in pristine colours. For a band flirting with so many different strands of pop music, it'll be exciting to see what they've got planned -- for now, I remember them from the time I saw them live, and Matt Healy announced the song "Sex" with the description "it's about sex".