State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene

The Latest British Invasion: The 1975

Straight out of Manchester, this alternative rock band has been invading the airwaves all across the states.

The 1975 is a four-piece band that offers a combination of british electro-pop with mellow vocals. The thick british accent of lead singer, Matthew Healy is catchy and attention grabbing, mostly because you are trying to figure out what the heck he is saying.

The band has released an EP so far in the states, but will be releasing their highly anticipated self-titled full album in September. With lyrics that explore everything from sex, to drugs, to everything else rock and roll and a style that takes inspiration from all places such as The Talking Heads, Michael Jackson and even Sigur Rós, the young group has a lot to offer with their full and unique sound.

After seeing them open up for The Neighborhood at the Union Transfer in Philadelphia, I was blown away by their strong performance. I could see these guys becoming huge, their are great performers and extremely talented musicians. I even got a chance to chat with Matthew the lead singer after the show:

“I loved playing Philadelphia, you guys have a great energy, we can’t wait to come back in October.”

Be sure to check out their upcoming tour dates on their site, as well as keep an eye out for their album when it drops on September 2nd 2013!
Take a listen to a few tracks off their EP such as “Sex”, “Chocolate” and “You”.