New Music | The 1975 – Chocolate


[M]anchester’s The 1975 are quickly becoming kings of the UK music scene and have gone from opening band to headliner status on the strength of two brilliant EPs, Facedown and Sex. The band’s forthcoming EP is titled Music for Cars and will be available stateside March 5th on Vagrant Records.

The 1975 are currently working on their debut full-length album and have hit the road on a massive tour to answer the call of their burgeoning popularity. They make their US debut with a string of shows at the ever-popular SXSW festival in Austin, TX (March 12th – 16th) and will spend the rest of the month touring the eastern half of the country.

Take a listen to the fantastic opening track “Chocolate” from Music for Cars above and take a look at the tour dates below. If they happen to hit up your city I highly suggest you check them out.

UK/US Tour Dates:

Thu 14th Feb – Chester – The Compass
Fri 15th Feb – Preston – 53 Degrees
Sat 16th Feb – Manchester – Deaf Institute 10pm curfew
Mon 18th Feb – London – Borderline
Tue 12th March – Austin, TX – SXSW
Wed 20th March – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Fri 22nd March – Pittsburgh, PA – 6119
Sat 23rd March – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
Mon 25th March – Albany, NY – WEXQ-Miller Light Concert
Wed 27th March – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Thu 28th March – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Sat 30th March – Washington, DC – DC9
Sun 31st March – Norfolk, VA – 69X Spring Fling
Wed 22nd May – Newcastle – Northumbria University
Thu 23rd May – Sheffield – Queens Social Club
Mon 27th May – Glasgow – Oran Mor
Tue 28th May – Birmingham – HMV Institute Library
Wed 29th May – London – Heaven
Fri 31st May – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms