[[caption-width-right:350:Adam Hann, Matty Healy, George Daniel, and [=Ross MacDonald=]. ]]

The 1975 is an English band from Manchester, United Kingdom. Its members are Matthew “Matty” Healy (vocals, guitar, piano), Adam Hann (guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), [=Ross MacDonald=] (bass, backing vocals, keyboards) and George Daniel (drums, backing vocals). They also have an extra live member, John Waugh (saxophone, keyboards).

A four-piece PowerPop[=/=]AlternativeDance[=/=]SophistiPop[=/=][[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly whatever they want to be]] group, their style has been described by music magazine ''Paste'' as “equal parts ethereal and synth pop” with “haunting” and “smooth” vocals. Matty Healy has cited Music/{{Prince}}, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/TalkingHeads, Music/SigurRos and Music/MyBloodyValentine as his musical influences, but states his greatest influence is the filmmaker John Hughes. Their lyrics explore discovery and novelty in sex, love, drugs, hope, death, and fear, among other themes.

The band is known not only for their unique and eclectic sound but also for their specifically crafted image in the media. The band requested that all paparazzi photos were shot and released in black and white, and all their music videos up until 'Sex' were black and white as well. According to Healy, this was inspired Hughes-esque juxtaposition of black and white film with major keys and “classic pop sensibilities."

The band began in 2002, when Matthew Healy, son of actors Denise Welch and Tim Healy, met [=Ross MacDonald,=] Adam Hann and George Daniel in high school. Through a community organization, they began playing gigs in 2004. Healy was originally the group’s drummer but became the vocalist once George Daniel was recruited.

Some of the group's older work can be found under the names Talkhouse, the Slowdown, Bigsleep, and most prominently Drive Like I Do. Their current name was inspired by a Beat poetry notebook that Healy found on holiday. The book was dated “1 June, The 1975.” Healy states that his attraction to the name was only RuleOfCool.

After almost a decade of playing together, the band released their first EP, ''Facedown'', in August of 2012. Its lead track 'The City' found airplay in the United Kingdom on BBC Radio 1. Their next EP, ''Sex'', had its eponymous track finding great success again. ''Music For Cars'' was The 1975’s next EP, released early 2013. The lead single, 'Chocolate,' has garnered the major mainstream success and reached number 19 on the UK singles chart. ''IV'', their final EP, was released on May 20, 2013 and its lead single was a new version of 'The City.'

In the years leading up to and throughout the release of their [=EPs=], The 1975 toured extensively, and supported Music/{{Muse}}, Music/TheRollingStones, and Music/TheNeighbourhood. They also played festivals including the 2013 Reading and Leeds Festival.

On September 2, 2013, The 1975 released their self-titled debut album. The lead single was a revamped version of 'Sex.' The album received mainstream success and was greatly acclaimed, debuting at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart.

Most recently, the band played at Coachella 2014 and in the Royal Albert Hall. Matty has stated that they are working on their second studio album, slated for a 2015 release before being pushed back to 2016. It is currently titled ''I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It''. The song 'Medicine' was intended to be the first single from the album, but was later revealed to be just a part of the 2014 rescore for ''Film/{{Drive}}''. In mid-2015, the band released the album's first true single, 'Love Me'.

!!! The 1975 Discography
* ''Facedown EP'' (2012)
* ''Sex EP'' (2012)
* ''Music for Cars EP'' (2013)
* ''IV EP'' (2013)
* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum The 1975]]'' (2013)
--> Singles: "The City" (2012/2013), "Sex" (2012/2013), "Chocolate" (2013), "Girls" (2013), "Settle Down" (2014), "Robbers" (2014), "Heart Out" (2014)
* "Medicine" (2014)
* ''[[LongTitle I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it]]'' (2016)
--> Singles: "Love Me" (2015), "UGH!" (2015), "The Sound" (2016), "A Change Of Heart" (2016), "Somebody Else" (2016)

!!! We're never gonna quit troping, no, we're never gonna quit troping, no...
* ADateWithRosiePalms: "Sex":
--> ''"And she said 'use your hands in my spare time...'"''
** "The Sound" as well:
-->"And we left things to protect my mental health, but you'll call me when you're bored and you're playing with yourself"
* AlbumIntroTrack: The song "The 1975" on both albums. Doubles as EstablishingCharacterMoments for each album.
* AmbiguouslyBi: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in "The Sound":
-->''"She said 'I've got a problem with your shoes and your tunes, but I might move in' and 'I thought that you were straight, now I'm wondering.'"''
* AffectionateParody: In the video for "Love Me", as well as some of their live shows, Matty tends to purposefully imitate frontmen like [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison,]] [[Music/LedZeppelin Robert Plant]] and [[Music/TheRollingStones Mick Jagger.]]
* AlcoholicParent: "She Lays Down" is about Matty's mother, who had issues with alcoholism and drug addiction while he was growing up.
* ArcWords: "Soft sound" in their debut, and "lost my head" in the second.
* BigBrotherInstinct: "Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You?" is about how the protagonist feels responsible for his little brother following their parents' divorce.
* BigRockEnding: The last four measures of "Sex" gradually slow to a hault as the entire song collapses in on itself, before ending with a synthesizer-based take on this trope.
* BlackComedy: For songs about drug addiction, heartbreak and mental illness, a lot of their songs are pretty droll. "Paris", "A Change of Heart", "M.O.N.E.Y.", "Menswear", "She's American" and "UGH!" particularly come to mind.
* BookEnds: "Sex" opens and ends with a loud whirring sound.
* BritishRockstar: Matty, although his playing up to the stereotypes of this trope is mostly {{irony}}.
* ButtMonkey: Poor Adam.
* CallBack: "A Change Of Heart" references lyrics from "The City," "Robbers," and "Sex."
* CarefulWithThatAxe: Matty's a tenor, so this is expected naturally. That being said, their first album's most chilling (and [[TearJerker saddening]]) moment comes from his epic scream on "Robbers": ''Now everybody's '''''DEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAD!!'''''''
* {{Corpsing}}: Matty (silently) loses it at the end of the "Girls" video.
* CoverSong: They've done a few of these. The most well known examples are their covers of "Sorry" by Justin Bieber, "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit, "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction, and "By Your Side" by {{Music/Sade}}.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Although ''The 1975'' has its darker moments, it mostly sticks to the themes of romance and heartbreak, whereas ''I Like It When You Sleep'' primarily deals with the themes of mental illness, drug addiction and death. It's somewhat ironic, considering the aesthetic for the second album is much brighter and more colourful, and the first album's aesthetic was monochrome and moody.
* DeadpanSnarker: Ross.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: All of their videos except for the second version of "Sex". This changed as of 2015, at the start of the new album cycle.
* DopeSlap: "M.O.N.E.Y.":
-->''"I'm searchin' for you, mate, your jaw's all over the place / Can't talk, quick slap in the face..."''
* DownerEnding: The final three songs on ''I like it when you sleep...'' are all {{Tear Jerker}} songs about heroin use, Matty's dead grandmother and his mother's cocaine addiction, respectively.
** The last song on their SelfTitledAlbum is a LonelyPianoPiece.
* DrugsAreBad: "M.O.N.E.Y." Ironically, on the album this song is on, this song is followed by "Chocolate". See DrugsAreGood below. "UGH!" fits this as well.
* DrugsAreGood: Replace all instances of the word "chocolate" with "marijuana" in '[[http://rock.rapgenius.com/The-1975-chocolate-lyrics Chocolate]]', and it makes incredible sense.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Sex".
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: On ''The 1975'', "Heart Out" --> "Settle Down" --> "Robbers"
* FakeOutFadeOut: "Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You?"
* FanDisservice: Watching Matty masturbate/make sex faces in the "Somebody Else" video ''should'' be something you want to see, but the [[MindScrew mind screw]] element is difficult to get over, making it seem unsettling and incredibly fucked up instead.
* TheGadfly: Matty Healy has received notoriety within the music press for just this.
* GenreRoulette: Their debut album ''The 1975'' and the preceding [=EPs=] are routed in Indie Rock with elements of {{Ambient}} music, PostRock, {{Shoegazing}}, 80s-style SynthPop and ElectronicMusic.
** ''I like it when you sleep...'' further incorporates SynthPop, while dipping into Art Rock, SophistiPop, NeoSoul and RAndB.
* GoingColdTurkey: 'UGH!' centres around the narrator failing to do this.
* GriefSong: "Nana" is a pretty straightforward example.
* HiddenTrack: "Milk", at the end of "You".
* HollywoodAtheist: Matthew Healy is infamous for his hatred of religion, even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzeWFfVzWGU&ab_channel=Starsatjoiz referring to religion as a disease.]] Both "Antichrist" and "If I Believe You" talk about how if God were real, he wouldn't allow him or other people to suffer as they have.
* IndecipherableLyrics: Occurs often, due to Matty's rather eccentric voice.
* IntercourseWithYou: A handful of their songs are about this trope, including '[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sex]]'.
* {{Irony}}: The main hook of the song "Talk!", which is basically shouted:
-->'''Why you talk so loud? / Why you talk so?'''
** The ordering of "M.O.N.E.Y." and "Chocolate" on ''The 1975'' album. See DrugsAreBad.
** Their music is influenced more by the 1980s and the 1990s, rather than the 19''7''0s, but "Pressure" kind of sounds 1970s-ish, what with the guitars, effects and saxophone.
** "If I Believe You" is an anti-religious song... with a gospel choir in it.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: The band were notoriously rejected by every single major label, who claimed they were [[GenreRoulette too eclectic]] and radio would hate them. As of 2016, they've had six top 40 singles, and are frequently praised for their eclectic sound.
* LastNoteNightmare: "The 1975" on ''The 1975'' ends with a loud clang, detracting away from the song's ethereal feel. It's also heard briefly at the beginning of the song, and also twice in "Anobrain".
** {{Book End|s}}ed with "Sex", which opens ''and'' closes with an ear-shattering... '''moan''' of some sort. At the very end of the song, however, after the moan ends, it closes with a nice guitar chord.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The protagonist in "M.O.N.E.Y." is apparently so bad that even Matty himself calls him out for what he's done. See LyricalDissonance.
* LonelyPianoPiece: "Is There Somebody Who Could Watch You?".
* LongTitle: ''I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It''.
* LyricalDissonance: They are ''very'' fond of this trope. "M.O.N.E.Y.", for example, is an upbeat funk song about a boy who wastes his money on cocaine to be cool, but eventually gets hurt badly by it ("Tabs with unlimited 0's / New clothes, bloody nose / Powders and walking back home / Has he got enough weed? No / Broken phone, retching on the floor alone..."), is even [[NoFourthWall called out by the narrator]] ("I can't believe that we're talking about him!") and eventually gets arrested ("I'm searching you, mate, your jaw's all over the place... / Look, the dog won't bark if you don't lark about...").
** "UGH!" counts, too. It's a very catchy, upbeat song about a cocaine relapse. The video, which consists of bright lights and [[DancingWithMyself Matty's dancing,]] doesn't hurt, either.
* TheMasochismTango: Much of their music features this, although "Robbers" is the most obvious example.
* MindScrew: The "Somebody Else" video. It opens with a 3 minute homage to [[Creator/DavidLynch]]'s ''Rabbits'', for starters. The main plot is also [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness hallucinatory]],
* MinisculeRocking: "The 1975", "An Encounter", "12", "Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You?" and "Anobrain".
* MohsScaleOfLyricalHardness: Average around an 8 due to frequent hard drug references and generally heavy angst, especially in the early EPs and ''I like it when you sleep...''
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: The band's specific combination of 80s SynthPop, 00s Indie Rock, ElectronicMusic and Art Rock is commonly referred to as "Shiver Pop," in some music circles.
* NeverTrustATitle: You'd think, understandably, "Please Be Naked" might be a [[IntercourseWithYou song about sex,]] but instead, it's a lyric-less piano-based ambient piece, reminiscent of Music/BrianEno's recent album ''The Ship''.
* NoAccountingForTaste: "Paris" centres around a couple whose relationship hinges on their shared drug use, even though the narrator doesn't really seem to like his girlfriend at all.
-->''She's a pain in the nose, I'm a pain in woman's clothes, and you're a walking overdose in a greatcoat.''
* NonAppearingTitle: "The 1975", "An Encounter", "Robbers", "Menswear", "12", "Antichrist", "The Ballad of Me and My Brain" and "Nana" among others.
* NotSafeForWork: The videos to "Robbers" and, obviously, "Sex".
* OdeToIntoxication: "Chocolate". See DrugsAreGood above. 'Paris' could also qualify, if you go by the interpretation that 'Paris' is really just a metaphor for hard drugs.
* OneWordTitle: Nearly all of their songs. Some are even combinations of words, such as "Menswear" (as in 'men's wear', [[IThoughtItMeant not]] 'men swear'), "Facedown", "fallingforyou" and "Lostmyhead".
* OverlyLongTitle: Their second album is called ''I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It''. It was the longest-titled album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200, no less.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Matty and George.
* PrecisionFStrike: "You":
--> "''And it's not my fault/that I fucked everybody here''"
** "Sex": 'And I'm not trying to stop you, love/But if we can't do anything, we might as well just fuck'. (It's funny how iTunes in America gives "Sex" an "explicit" label, but not the others. Could double as using a CensorDecoy for GettingCrapPastTheRadar.)
** "Heart Out": "Your obsession with rocks and brown and fucking the whole town/is a reflection on your mental health".
** "Girls": "Well, shouldn't you be fucking with somebody your age instead of making changes?"
* QuirkyCurls: Matty Healy has naturally very zig-zaggy, all over the place curly hair, as well as the eccentric personality to match.
* RearrangeTheSong: ''I Like it When You Sleep'' opens with a complete rework of their self-titled song, "The 1975", with this new version focusing more on vocal layering and less on instrumentals and background noises.
* RefrainFromAssuming: "Sex" is NOT called 'She's Got a Boyfriend Anyway', nor is "Chocolate" called "We're Never Gonna Quit It' or 'Guns Hidden Under Our Petticoats'.
* ReligionRantSong: 'Antichrist' and 'If I Believe You'.
* {{Retraux}}: Matthew Healy says that the band's sound is influenced by John Hughes movies from the 1980s. On songs like "Sex", "Girls" or "Heart Out", it shows.
* SanitySlippageSong: Both 'Ballad of Me and My Brain' and 'lostmyhead' are pretty straight examples, although the former is much more comedic than the latter.
* ScrewYourself: [[spoiler: The reveal for the video for 'Somebody Else'. See [[MindScrew Mind Screw]] above.]]
* SelfDeprecation: A common theme.
--> '''"Loving Someone":''' ''"I'm the Greek economy of cashing intellectual cheques."''
* SelfTitledAlbum: Their debut.
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: One of the most notable modern examples.
* ShoutOut: The video for "Heart Out" could be seen as one to the "Badder" segment in ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}'', as it centers around a performance of the song done by kids at a talent show.
** "You" to the Lesley Gore song "It's My Party", with the lyric "It's my party and I'll cry until it ends".
** The extended intro in the video for "Somebody Else" is one to [[Creator/DavidLynch]]'s ''Rabbits''. Another portion
* ShrinkingViolet: Adam is by far the least talkative member of the band, as well as the most softly spoken.
* TakeThat: "''Caught up in fashion, Karcrashian Panache/and a bag of bash for passion.''"
** TakeThatCritics: The entire premise of the video for "The Sound". As a band plays in a glass cube, onlookers dress in white appear to be miming the act of giving criticism. As pink title cards fill the screen with actual comments made about the band ("Unconvincing emo lyrics", "I only heard 'Chocolate' once but I hated it"), the band ends up swapping places with the critics as the cube fills with pink smoke.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Adam and Ross.
* ThreeMinutesOfWrithing: The "Girls" video is both a spoof on this trope, and a spin on Robert Palmer's series of videos involving a all-female backing band, specifically "Simply Irresistible".
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: The "Somebody Else" video.
** "The Ballad of Me and My Brain" details the narrator having some kind of psychotic breakdown, and [[spoiler: it's revealed at the end that he's likely in some kind of mental hospital.]]
* VocalDissonance: Matthew Healy speaks with a typical deep English-accented voice, but when he sings he has a much more high-pitched voice.
** Also when the band played a gig at Glastonbury in 2014. When "Robbers" played, a high-squeaky voice could be heard behind Healy's. It is assumed it is George Daniel's, despite George having a very, very deep speaking voice in real life.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: George is apparently 'petrified of snakes'.
* WordSaladLyrics: Subverted. Matty's lyrics can sometimes sound random, but they make sense in the context of the lyrics surrounding them.
* WordSaladTitle: "She Way Out", "Intro/Set3", "Anobrain", "HNSCC", "Head.Cars.Bending".
* YourCheatingHeart: In "Paris".
--> "I got two left feet/and I'm starting to cheat on my girlfriend again."