The 1975 are currently four nights into a five-night residency at O2 Academy Brixton in London, hot on the heels of the release of their second album, ‘I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’. The album is a 75-minute marathon that’s totally OTT, “post-ironic”, and yet also pretty serious at times. The live show is an arena show in miniature, featuring stunning use of video screens and colours. Like the album, it’s bloody long too – around two hours each night. The sense of occasion is king: there’s no music before the band appear on stage, just a low, throbbing droning noise that builds to a crescendo over half an hour. Then screaming. Lots and lots of screaming.

Over on the internet, 5,000 gig-goers a night have been posting enraptured updates about the Manchester four-piece’s shows and their amazing visuals – here’s the cream of the crop.

Ryan was bowled over


So was Jamie


But Peter kept his feelings about it in check


Ursa found it overwhelmingly cheering, despite some of the lyrics being utterly depressing


Anissa had her mind blown by the admittedly mind-blowing cityscape visuals

Mind blown by @the1975/ Aesthetics Goal #The1975#London#2016

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Connie sang along to every word



In case you haven’t seen the band before, here’s what they sound like:


Here’s another taste, if you weren’t sure about that one

Pls don’t concern abt my ig feed for me. #the1975 #somebodyelse

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Look at how happy they made Italian vlogger Greta and her followers


From sidestage, saxophonist John Waugh gave a pretty good view of the adoring fans

#the1975 at @o2academybrix right nnnnnnnnnow x

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Lots of hands in Cerys’ close-up.

~best damn night

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And finally, from the Academy themselves: here’s the beginning of the brilliant and ridiculous ‘Love Me’.

Night 4. #LoveMe @the1975 #the1975 We’re enjoying this.

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