Photos by Kris Rocha
During their formative teenage years, Matthew Healy, Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann and George Daniel met at Wilmslow High School in Manchester. Brought about by boredom and their love for music they started making their own not really knowing where it was going to go. All they knew was they liked making music and very much liked being in each other’s company.
In an interview with Gigwise, Healy explains "There was this idealistic hippy council worker who started to put on these gigs for kids, to form bands. I remember the guitarist [Adam Hann] came up to me and said he wanted to play one of these shows. We started playing, doing covers of punk songs and pop songs and just started out doing that. Then once we eventually wrote a song, I decided, well, this is a lot better than going to work – or going to school, for that matter. We started from then and we've been making music together since we were about 15 – George was 14, actually, when we started," After Hann invited the members to form a band, they passed their early days covering punk songs in a local club. Healy was originally the drummer, but took over vocals after the previous singer left to start another band. Daniel was recruited as the new drummer to complete the final line-up.
It was during this time that the band found their sound and recorded the well-known hits, Chocolate and Sex. After that, it was a roller coaster of sold out gigs, festivals and constant touring in Europe, America and now Asia.
From just merely being very thankful we have Spinnr.com to listen to these lads from Manchester to finally seeing them live in the flesh and in person. Thanks to Ayala Malls, we can finally see The 1975 play their awesome alternative pop rock tunes live.
The press conference was more than enough to get everyone excited to see the shows today and tomorrow. For details of how to see the lads live, click this link: http://manilaconcertscene.blogspot.com/2014/01/the19752014.html