Over the next 11 weeks I’ll dig deep into the 2014 Coachella Music Festival lineup, featuring one band per day. The purpose of this piece is to assist in difficult decisions that inevitably you’ll need to make, as well as, serve as a fun countdown to Coachella Week. Note: All bands appear in a completely random order… Enjoy, and let the countdown begin!
Day 3 = The 1975
Performing = Sunday
The 1975 are an English alt-pop band that have been making music since 2002. In 2012 the Manchester based band finally settled on the name The 1975. Prior to their current moniker, the band used the names Talkhouse, The Slowdown, Bigsleep, and Drive Like I Do. Frontman Matthew Healy says that the name was inspired by scribblings found in the back page of a poetry book dated 1 June, The 1975.
The 1975 released their full-length self-titled debut back in September. Prior to that, the band released a series of four extended plays. The quartet has been compared to The Big Pink, but I’ll need quite a few more listens to be on board with that one. The band cites Talking Heads, Brian Eno, My Bloody Valentine, Peter Gabriel, and none other than “from now on Coachella is Prince’s house” as their musical influences.
Visit The 1975 website here: