Pete Yorn 4/16 at 12pm

KFOG Studio Session: The 1975


KFOG Studio Sessions are presented by Marin General Hospital, proudly delivering exceptional care in a healing environment.


A fun mix of poppy indie rock and emotional lyrics, The 1975 have taken the world by storm and aren’t stopping any time soon.

The 1975 originally hail from Manchester and met each other as teenagers in 2002. The band went through a huge slew of possible names, before settling on The 1975, which was inspired by a poetry book by Jack Kerouac. With an 80s style vibe, the band seeks to get fans moving with electric rhythm guitar melodies, synths, and lyrics revolving around darker themes of love and fear.

Frontman Matty Healy stopped by recently for a KFOG Studio Session and treated us to an intimate, stripped down acoustic performance before their show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

Speaking to Dayna about growing together as a band, Matty remarked, “We weren’t a particularly, like, critically adored band back in the day. We just wanted to do it for us and that kind of exaggerated and exaggerated and now we’re way more comfortable in the studio making records. I don’t really know who I am unless I’m making a record.”

He went on to say that making music “is kind of his purpose.” The 1975 release Notes on a Conditional Form, their follow-up to A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, this summer.

Matty from The 1975 played a couple songs for a KFOG Studio Session for a few lucky KFOG radio listeners. KFOG Studio Sessions are exclusive live music events for KFOG radio listeners; the only way in is to win tickets!

Listen to KFOG on-air and follow @KFOGRadio on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Winners get to see an intimate live set, and meet the musicians after the show.

Check out recordings of previous shows here.

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