Episode 190: The 1975

“The Birthday Party”

The 1975 are a band from Manchester, England, made up of Matty Healy, Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald, and George Daniel. They started playing music together in 2002, when they were teenagers. Since then, they’ve released four albums, won three Brit awards, and got two Grammy nominations. Their most recent album, Notes on a Conditional Form, came out in May 2020. In this episode, Matty and George break down how they made the song “The Birthday Party.”

You can buy or stream “The Birthday Party” here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

For a transcript of this episode, click here.

OP-1 synthesizer
John Waugh – saxophonist