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Gig Guide: March- ft. The 1975, Years & Years and more!
Manchester born alternative pop group The 1975, are playing at O2 Academy Brixton (4, 5, 7, 8, 9) O2 Apollo Manchester (12, 13, 14, 15) and O2 Academy Glasgow (17, 18, 19, 20), in celebration of their new album ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It’, which was released worldwide on 26 February 2016.
With their sound described as “the dark and youthful themes of sex, love, and fear with ethereal alt-rock music’ by Scott Kerr of AllMusic, the band have enjoyed awards such as the Hardest Working Band at Songkick Awards, Best International Band at the Alernative Press Awards and finally, they have been nominated for Best British Band at the NME Awards.
With their self-titled album ‘The 1975’, debuting at no. 1 on the UK Albums Chart, and having supported Muse and The Rolling Stones in the past, the band are certainly taking the music industry by storm.
Fun Fact: The 1975’s lead singer Matthew Healy is the son of Loose Women Denise Welch and Tim Healy, actor in ITV’s Benidorm.
Check out their first single ‘Love Me’ from their new album ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It’ below.
Years & Years
British electronica Years & Years will be taking over the O2 Academy Glasgow (20,30) straight off The BRITs last week.
With their first album ‘Communion’ reaching number 1, and the single ‘King’ also reaching number 1 in the UK, the band have been releasing hit after hit, with ‘Eyes Shut’ reaching over 14 million views on YouTube. Catch the video below!
With over 8 million subscribers on YouTube and over 2 billion views on their videos, the Boyce Avenue brothers are one of the most frequented channels worldwide on YouTube.
Their videos range from original music as well as covers of contemporary and classic songs, and include collaborations with other YouTube artists such as Hannah Trigwell, Kina Grannis, Tiffany Alvord, Megan Nicole and Fifth Harmony.
If you would like to hear the trio’s soul soothing vocals and acoustics, catch the boys at O2 Academy Newcastle (14), O2 ABC Glasgow (15), O2 Academy Leeds (17).
With over 24 million views, check out one of Boyce Avenue’s most recent covers ‘See you Again’ featuring Bea Miller.
Drum and bass DJ and producer Wilkinson will be touring the UK at O2 ABC Glasgow (23), O2 Academy Newcastle (24), O2 Academy Bristol (25) and O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (8).
With his debut album ‘Lasers Not Included’ reaching number 2 in the dance chart, Wilkinson has become highly respected in his industry producing for artists such as Katy B, Wretch 32, Angel Haze and Knytro.
With over 46 million views, check out ‘Afterglow’ below, a single from ‘Lasers Not Included’ which reached number 8 on the UK official chart and is guaranteed to get the crowd moving on his live tours.
Will you be seeing any of these artists live this March? Let us know in the comments below!