Formed in 2002 by a group of high school friends, the 1975 initially started out as merely a cover band. Over time the group began experimenting with styles and writing their own original material. The result was a trademark sound that's been described as falling somewhere between "hooky dance-rock and adult contemporary sophistication." 2013 saw the arrival of their self-titled debut album, showcasing their artsy-pop aesthetic and frontman Matt Healy's distinct vocal style. The album shot to the top of the charts on the strength of their massive hit single "Sex," skyrocketing The 1975 to international stardom and securing a spot in the Top 30 on the Billboard 200. Their second album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, brought continued success four years later, hitting the number one spot in both the UK and US and featuring a more ambitious R&B influenced sound. In 2017, The 1975 won the Brit Award for Best British Group, cementing their status as indie rock sensations. Their third studio album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, arrived in 2018. The album was met with almost universal praise from critcs.