One of Britain’s most exciting artists, The 1975, are set to release their fifth UK single, ‘Settle Down’ at the end of the month. After a string of successful charting picks from their #1 debut album, this latest offering follows the 80s americana vibes of its predecessor ‘Girls’, a melodic riff and infectious hooks makes a radio friendly release.
The chorus is far more dramatic and reminiscent of the band’s earlier EP work. With Matt’s distinctive vocal, the synth breakdown creates another dimension to a pretty simplistic pop styled track and allows the guitar influence to once again take front seat. The band’s live performances seem to translate fantastically into their recording, as you can almost feel the charismatic energy of the band’s show. Smell that cold sweat?
The accompanying video has a fantastic narrative structure too, using footage that doesn’t correlate perfectly to the lyrics yet styled in that synonymous grayscale. The band also embark on a huge headline tour at the end of the week, limited tickets are available here.
The full lists of tour dates is below:
7th Feb – Glasgow – O2 Academy
8th Feb – Aberdeen – Aberdeen Music Hall
10th Feb – Newcastle – O2 Academy
11th Feb – Sheffield – O2 Academy
12th Feb – Birmingham – O2 Academy
13th Feb – Cardiff – Cardiff University SU
14th Feb – Bournemouth – O2 Academy
15th Feb – Norwich – UEA
16th Feb – Belfast – Ulster Hall
6th Apr – London – Royal Albert Hall