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The BBC at Glastonbury 2014 (Sunday): The 1975 play ‘Robbers’ at the Pyramid Stage

 
By on Sunday, 29th June 2014 at 10:30 pm
 

Wherever you will be hanging your hat this weekend, whether you’re joining the sheep at Worthy Farm or you’ve got your feet up in front of the telly, us here at TGTF will have you covered when it comes to Glastonbury 2014. The dedicated people they are, the folks at the BBC will be working all hours during the festival and feeding us live coverage as it becomes available. What does this mean for you? We’ll be passing along all the best bits to you, our faithful readers.

The hits just keep coming from Glastonbury 2014. This time, it’s Manchester The 1975, who I had the wonderful luck in meeting at SXSW 2013 and a couple days later at the 200-capacity DC9 in Washington. Now they’re playing the Pyramid Stage at Glasto? Unreal. Watch their performance of ‘Robbers’ below.

For more of the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage online, head this way. Stay tuned for more videos from Glasto 2014 right here on TGTF.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfaXgOzsiYI[/youtube]

 

MP3(s) of the Day #834: The 1975

 
By on Thursday, 19th June 2014 at 10:00 am
 

If you recall, 2 years ago I wrote about a then virtually unknown band called The 1975. The Manchester band is now massive around the globe, but lest you think they forgot their fans, they’re giving something nice away. For free!

Whether you’re an old skool fan from way back or have just recently joined the fandom, I’m sure you’d welcome a free download of their 2012 EP ‘Facedown’. Sign up for their mailing list, and you’ll receive a link in your email to download the EP for absolutely nothing. Doesn’t get that much better than that, does it?

If you fancy reading more about the EP, come this way. Further, our full coverage on the 1975 can be found here.

 

The 1975 / September 2014 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 4th June 2014 at 8:30 am
 

Hugely successful Manchester band The 1975 have announced four massive shows in the UK for September. Check the individual venue sites for information on when tickets are on sale.

Thursday 25th September 2014 – Glasgow Barrowland
Friday 26th September 2014 – Manchester Apollo
Monday 29th September 2014 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Tuesday 30th September 2014 – London Alexandra Palace

 

MP3 of the Day #829: The 1975

 
By on Thursday, 15th May 2014 at 10:00 am
 

Remix lover? The 1975 completist? Either way, I’ve got something this morning. Fryars has remixed the Manchester band’s single ‘Robbers’ into somewhat of an urban glitchy classic, and you can listen to and grab it for your very own below. You’re welcome.

We featured the promo video for ‘Robbers’ two Saturdays ago here on TGTF; revisit the post here.

 

Video of the Moment #1511: The 1975

 
By on Saturday, 3rd May 2014 at 10:00 am
 

The 1975 are currently in the States on what seems like a never-ending world tour to support their debut album released last year. Featured on ‘The 1975’, here is the promo video for ‘Robbers’, with its wistful guitar and equally wistful vocals by Matthew Healy. It’s mildly explicit, hence why I’m posting it on the weekend for the working stiffs. Watch it below.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyy3YOpxL2k[/youtube]

 

Video of the Moment #1441: The 1975

 
By on Friday, 31st January 2014 at 6:00 pm
 

We’ve championed Manchester’s The 1975 since their early stabs at success. In their latest video for song ‘Settle Down’ from their 2013 self-titled debut album (I reviewed it here), frontman Matt Healy was able to take a recurring dream and make it a reality, keeping it entirely within the band’s aesthetic through a beautifully melancholic black and white film. I’ll let Matt take it from here:

“I used to have a reoccurring [sic] dream when I was younger. The narrative was loosely based, but the setting was always the surrounding areas of where my parents grew up. I think I was slightly obsessed with how certain, bleak areas of Northern England contained my history and the soul of my family, my psyche – I always felt connected and disconnected at the same time. Metaphorically and physically I would visit these places frequently as a youngster and in turn have used them as the setting to a lot of the stories in The 1975 – the North East was the visual setting to my formative years.

I suppose, like any narrative, the meaning and the connotations within the story are subjective. I’ve always been quite fascinated with the potency of same sex relationships, plutonic [sic] or otherwise. I was brought up in a very open minded environment, somewhere I felt that, whoever I was, I would be accepted. With this understanding I was also very aware of others, school friends, acquaintances – whom, due to where we lived, probably didn’t have such a comfortable place to grow up, we were unaffected and affected by taboos and the small minded at the same time. I’ve dreamt the story of these two boys on countless occasions – every time drawing a different conclusion on its meaning.

With ‘Settle Down’ I wanted to make a story about the extension of that dream, a video that explores love, a video that was as fantastical, consuming and limitless as the love we all chase and desire. Love as I have always imagined.

So upon meeting Nadia, who directed the video, I told her about my dream. We sat for hours looking through pictures and talking – it was decided in those moments. We were just to film my dream. The process of making this video was so intensely exciting for me as I was finally working through and figuring out exactly what this place, this story and these characters meant to me. I think now that I understand it. But I’m totally open to suggestions / interpretations. X”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsYE078RQCI[/youtube]

 
 
 

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