Soundcheck Sunday: The 1975


I took a flyer (by accident — don’t buy stuff on your iPhone with clumsy fingers, kids) on this album based entirely on this track, and I have to say I wasn’t disappointed. This is one of the most interesting, unique-sounding records I’ve heard in a very long time — it reminds me a lot of the first time I heard Youth Lagoon, in that it’s great stuff that sounds weirdly familiar but you can’t figure out why. As influences, The 1975 cite artists as diverse as Michael Jackson and Sigur Ros, so… yeah. It sounds a lot like that.