"We are The 1975 from Manchester"
The 1975 delivered an intimate album party for fans last night as they returned to the site of their first ever London show. Watch the full set below and check out the setlist.
After releasing third album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ last week, the Manchester band returned to the Camden Assembly for their first show at the venue since 2013, when it was known as the Barfly.
Playing to a crowd of 200 of their biggest fans, the sweaty and chaotic Spotify Premium show saw frontman Matty Healy declaring “We are The 1975 from Manchester” before they headed straight into recent single ‘Give Yourself A Try’.
It was subsequently followed by the electro-pop of ‘TooTimeTooTime’, the third track to emerge from their most recent record. They ended by giving new track ‘Be My Mistake’ its live debut.
As the show progressed, the 14-song setlist spanned the band’s entire career – with renditions of early favourites ‘Chocolate’ and ‘Sex’ following late on, along with early deep cuts ‘You’ and ‘Medicine’.
The 1975’s setlist was:
Give Yourself a Try
It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)
Sincerity Is Scary
Love It If We Made It
Be My Mistake
On Monday, The 1975 released the video for ‘It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You), taking inspiration from Talking Heads‘ classic concert film Stop Making Sense.
The Warren Fu-directed video sees frontman Matty Healy dressed in an oversized suit, similar to the now iconic outfit worn by Talking Heads’ David Byrne in the film – believed to be one of the greatest concert films of all time. There are obvious nods to the arthouse masterpiece, from Healy’s Byrne-esque mannerisms to the identical backing dancers.
Frontman Matty Healy has also discussed comparisons between the band’s latest album and Radiohead’s seminal ‘OK Computer’.