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Rag N Bone Man and The 1975 Win 2017 Brit Awards

  • 12:03 pm Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
The 1975 Win British Group at 2017 Brit Awards

In case you missed it, the 2017 Brit Awards took place last night, in what is essentially the British equivalent to the Grammys. Due to the globalization of music nowadays, we see plenty of crossover musicians find success at awards ceremonies worldwide. This year was no different. Tributes to the late great David Bowie and George Michael were the centerpiece of the night. Last year’s Next Big Thing headliner, The 1975, took home an award, something they failed to do at the Grammys as well as newcomer, Rag N Bone Man.

The 1975 won the British Group award, beating out Radiohead [More]

The 1975 Release New Song- A Stunning Cover of “By Your Side”

  • 6:51 pm Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
the 1975 announce new album 'Music For Cars' on Beats 1 Radio

The 1975 released a new track, a delicate cover of Sade’s “By Your Side”, benefiting the British charity organization, War Child. War Child is an organization that offers aid and protection to children affected by war. They premiered the song on MistaJam’s BBC Radio 1 show. The slow tempo, R&B undertones, warped auto tune over Healey’s vocals, and silky synthesizers make it sound more like a Bon Iver track, further showcasing the British alt band’s ranging talent. Front man Matty Healey explains the decision to cover the track as such:

“When I was listening to it, I was listening [More]

The 1975 Perform On Late Night With Seth Meyers

  • 11:21 am Friday, November 11th, 2016 by Kyle Taylor
the 1975 "Somebody Else"

The 1975 have been racking up the publicity and acclaim of late, and this week was no different. With all of the craziness that this week has brought, I can understand how you may have missed their performance on Monday night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. The Manchester based and Next Big Thing bound band performed their latest single off of their sophomore album, “Somebody Else”.