Review | The 1975 bring their Sound to Malahide

There was lots of love in the air on Saturday night when The 1975 hit the stage at Malahide Castle. Fans were treated to a stomping show, with Matt Healy, Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald and George Daniel delivering the hits, bringing the love and offering some wise words to fans. Support on the night came from The Blizzards and Manchester’s Pale Waves.

Fresh off the back of a very successful 2016, there was understandably massive anticipation surrounding Saturday night’s gig. The 1975’s critically acclaimed second album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, debuted a Number 1 in both the UK and US charts. It was also named Album of The Year in Q and NME and shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize.

The band arrived on stage at 8:45pm and launched into Love Me, UGH! and Heart Out. The crowd went mental, singing, dancing and jumping away to their heart’s content.

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As the night went on and the sun began to set there was lots of engagement from lead singer, Matt Healy, dedicating Loving Someone to “the young, compassionate, the unified…gay, black, Muslim…whatever, who cares, that’s the whole point…f**k politics…but look around, you see a lot of pride flags and that means a lot…this song is for everyone who ever felt ostracised…”.

He also made time to wish his grandad a “Happy Birthday”, with the crowd adding a big cheer.

The night concluded with an encore of If I Believe You, Chocolate and The Sound. It was a fitting end to a fun-filled night, the lighting flashing away like a neon rainbow to the beat of the tunes, revellers jumping along like there was no tomorrow.

Love Me
Heart Out
A Change of Heart
An Encounter
Loving Someone
She’s American
Please Be Naked
Somebody Else
The Ballad of Me and My Brain
If I Believe You
The Sound