Published on March 5th, 2013 | by Sean Ward0
The 1975 – Music For Cars EP
Summary: A real showcase of the band's talent in merging genre and style to create innovative and interesting music. Whetting fans appetite further for the full length debut.
The brilliant The 1975 release their new EP in the UK this week, in what’s been a really great week for new indie music.
Manchester based quartet met at school as teenagers and began writing tracks as a band and they have penned two critically acclaimed EP’s ‘Facedown’ and ‘Sex’ previous to this, with continued support from BBC Radio 1 DJ’s such as Huw Stevens and Zane Lowe, The 1975′s popularity has grown substantially, with their EP currently sat at No.6 in the iTunes chart.
So with all the hype and momentum, the boys had to create something pretty special. Don’t let the mundane title fool you, there are some true diamonds within this EP, the synth heavy opener of ‘Anobrain’ is sure to get gig and festival crowds excited for the band’s arrival onstage, it sets up perfectly for the truly awesome ‘Chocolate’. The first time I heard this track I instantly cheered up and took notice of the summery vibe and brilliantly catchy guitar riff, those care free and unusual vocals make for one of the greatest indie smashers since ‘Little Talks’, or dare I say… ‘Pumped Up Kicks’.
‘Hnscc’ is two minutes plus of beautifully crafted instrumental that provides a subtle opener for the astounding ‘Heads. Cars. Bending’, a trippy electro masterpiece with brilliant uses of synth with a touch of an R & B vibe, a truly unusual and welcomed surprise. This is not simply another run of the mill indie band, these boys are hear for the long run. Closing track ‘Me’ begins with somber electro-organ, this track is far more subtle with a moody undertone, a million miles from the beginning of this EP.
I was very impressed by this band, on a short five track EP they give their audience a taste of good things to come, showcasing a real range of tracks, instrumentals, styles and genres. I’m really looking forward to hearing their debut full length album, I hope they keep their sound as diverse and unusual as it appears on this EP, they are onto a winning combination.
You can see the video for new single ‘Chocolate’ below.