"We're a post-modern pop band that references a million things. I don't even know what my band is half the time," said Matthew Healy, frontman for The 1975. The name was found scribbled in a book by Jack Kerouac dated "1 June, The 1975.
The 1975 started in high school and later released a handful of EPs, financed by manager Jamie Oborne, who was driven by a simple belief. "I knew they were going to be f*cking huge," he once stated. Looked like he was right.
Opening for The Muse and Rolling Stones in Hyde Park helped paved the way for The 1975's full-length self-titled album which contained songs that leaned heavily on Healy's personal quirks. The set debuted at #1 on the U.K. Chart.
Their second album, '16's "I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It," also made its debut at #1 on the U.K. chart.
2013 The 1975
2016 I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It