(Cue: Heart Out).
And this is how it starts ...
Matt Healy, the now-legendary front man for the U.K based Indie Pop-Rock band, The 1975, were on form at Festival Hall last night in Melbourne, Australia. The band came out rocking, bopping and popping – and didn’t stop throughout their whole 15-20 track set (we lost count).
Healy’s energy on stage was contagious, his vocals were perfection and his style was atmospheric. The entire
band made their presence felt the second they entered the hall and made their entire set look ‘far to easy’.
The crowd erupted into a defining raw of screams from every direction that never really stopped throughout
the entire duration of the show, which is exactly what you’d expect from a band that has averaged about
180 shows a year – over the past three to four years. The 1975 have truly become one of the most successful
(and popular) bands today – and their wild show in Melbourne on the 15th of January proved this
The Indie-Pop-Rock four piece opened up with The City, followed by basically every song they have out at the moment, and ending on the hard hitting favourites, Chocolate and Sex (which went down very well in contrast, just for the record). One thing the audience undoubtedly took away from the show was the impeccable talent of each band member combined with the intelligence, attitude and conceptual depth of artistry, of Matt Healy.
Healy, in his heart and soul, truly is a real musician – whose wide range of talents actually know no bounds.
He was profoundly amazing to witness in the flesh, and more than worth going back to see live, again, and again.
In true ‘Rock N/ Roll’ fashion, Healy managed to make his way through roughly 4-8 cigarettes on stage ….
and half a bottle of (something) …. all whilst performing at the same time of course. He was always seen dancing, singing and rocking around onstage, chugging back a shot from a bottle and puffing on cigarettes,
quite literally, in-between song verses whilst continuing to hit those high-notes in those hard-hitting choruses.
An impressive array of skills if you ask us – go hard Matty.
The 1975 live is simply a must-see show for any and all music lovers. But hot-damn, that man knows how
to turn a performance into an absolute indie-rock-fuelled-screaming-rage-fest.