LIVE: The 1975

The 1975 hit "The City" for a supremely pop-tastic show at Observatory North Park on Dec. 15, 2015.

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The 1975 headlined the Observatory North Park on Dec. 15, 2015.
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The band is led by the charismatic guitarist/vocalist Matthew Healy, who is also their primary songwriter.
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Suffice to say, the show had been sold out for months in advance.
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Healy was actually the original drummer of the group, which got its start in 2002 playing punk songs.
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Eventually he took over the frontman role after the group's previous singer left to start another band.
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The band currently consists of Healy, bassist Ross MacDonald, guitarist Adam Hann (pictured) and drummer George Daniel.
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They've performed and previously released material under the monikers Talkhouse, the Slowdown, Bigsleep, and Drive Like I Do.
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Healy said the band settled on the 1975 name after seeing scribblings in the back of an old Jack Kerouac book dated "1 June, The 1975."
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The band's style has been described as electropop, funk rock, indie pop, indie rock and synth pop.
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Healy has cited specific influences such as Talking Heads, My Bloody Valentine and Michael Jackson.
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Their new material has a definite '80s pop feel to it, reminiscent of Duran Duran and Peter Gabriel.
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The band's sophomore full-length is due to be released on Feb. 26, 2016, and will be called "I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It."
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On Dec. 15, the band charged through such songs as "Sex," "The City," "Chocolate," "You," "fallingforyou," "Girls" and new hit single, "Love Me."
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