The 1975 – ‘Chocolate’

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After going through a series of name changes, the band finally settled on the year in which Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Bohemian Rhapsody were released. Hailing from Manchester, this brash group of lads may be the final piece in the puzzle for the much lauded ‘revival’ of guitar music. Instead of the psychedelic, math-rock vibe produced by Peace and Palma Violets, The 1975 are sharper and edgier with a real knack for making sounds which were born to be anthems.

‘Chocolate’ is the newest track to be pushed after the release of previous EP, Sex. Instantly the energetic and polished guitar interplay strikes you and the emotive, pining vocals back this up, leading to an infectious chorus. As well as taking cues from current indie rock trends, there’s a hint of a throwback to the rhythms of the 80s which gives the track a charming edge which really stands out.

‘Chocolate’ forms part of the Music for Cars EP which is out on March 4th. The 1975 will play Portswood’s Lennons on 9th February. Tickets are £2.

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