The 1975 Return To Auckland In January

The 1975 Return To Auckland In January

Monday 13th July, 2015 11:00AM

The 1975 are heading back to New Zealand for one show early next year. The indie-rock foursome, who hail from Manchester, have been toiling away on the studio working on their sophomore record, which is set for release in 2016 and according to frontman Matthew Healy "signifies the start of a new world for us". The group were last on these shores in January 2014, when they played the Logan Campbell Centre, but this time round are aiming for a more intimate experience and have lined up their show at the Auckland Town Hall. Here are the details...

The 1975
Friday 15th January 2016, The Town Hall, Auckland

Here is the video for 'Robbers', taken from their self-titled debut album...



THE 1975

Friday 15th January, 2016
Town Hall, Auckland

The 1975 will be touring in New Zealand January 2016.

"Dear friends of The 1975

I/ we/The 1975 are currently in production of our second full length record. Its creation signifies the end of the most inspiring challenging time that we’ve ever shared as friends and as artists. We simply couldn’t have imagined connecting with as many people as we have since the release of our debut in 2013. We have toured the world playing over 25,000 shows in 400 different countries (that is a slight exaggeration but it was a lot) and we have had the privilege of encountering the countless faces that make up our incredibly loyal and ebullient peculiar fanbase.

It is that loyalty that inspired me to write this letter, scrappy as it may be. This is the beginning of a new chapter for The 1975. Our new record signifies the start of a new world for us, more colourful world a less colourful world. We want to play shows we want a real shared experience, we want to play HUGE shows that we never thought were possible, we want to play sets at festivals that people talk about for ages cos it was fun and it was music and the weather was perfect and we want to be honest, otherwise what’s the fucking point?

The best way to start is the way we did before – in venues we have loved and placed that feel intimate enough to do a proper new show, with people who really want to be there, or need to be there in some extreme cases.

We have decided to start touring again this year, due to the size of the venues that we feel are appropriate for this particular tour and taking into consideration the humbling dedication that I have felt from a lot of our fans I predict that only the most dedicated fans will get tickets. This can only be remedied by our reciprocated dedication to playing more and more shows.

I’ll see you soon with more music and drama and you’ve known the title all along.

Love Matty & The 1975"

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I absolutely love the sound and lyrical content of this band but this songs video missed the mark for me or I just didn't get it.

The Video- A classic duo, in love and in rock n roll. The depiction ends with a feeling of what seems like the whole bands got its fingers in the goddamned dike that always bursts. The images sprinkled in of self medication, recklessness, and abuse say to the larger audience go f**k yourself and to the world- dog eat god.

But I can hear the music, man. And this song is tragic, yes, but its so much more beautiful than that tired old narrative. The vocal expressions- the creation of space with its sounds -coupled with the haunting connotations of the lyrics border on the edge of a Holy Grave.

Scrubb the last, "Yay, we knocked off the man", celebration bit, n- go psycho thriller ending...Matt instead of opening a napkin at the lunch counter that says "you look so cool" -its just the same smeared bloody hand print seen on the outside of the house after the robbery. The mirage of the robbery and its inception images plays in reverse. The two lovers are rewound back to the moments they were still strangers to one another, keepers of their own hearts. Shakily, Matt awakens into his reality of an over worked, self medicating, budding rock and roll band leader- he lights a cigarette and walks out on stage as the band is playing robbers. Shes in the crowd- and he catches her mouthing, with the crowd, the final lyrics..."you look so cool" ....or something like that.

Thanks for the music:) and truly it is a well produced shot and edited video.
Posted by Ian Clair - anonymous 1 year ago

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