Sometimes country music seems to be a hit or miss when it comes to getting friends or family to listen. Sometimes there’s a pre-assumed notion that they won’t like what you’re going to put on. “It’s too twangy” – you can already hear the words circling in your mind. But like every genre, there are influences drawn from all other genres. In this case, rock influences from all over are incorporated in the following bands’ styles. In this week’s edition of “If You Like…, Then You’ll Love…,” The 1975.
The 1975 is an English rock band formed in 2002 changing the mold of current rock. They just released a new record entitled Notes On A Conditional Form two weeks ago. If you love rock music, here are the top three country bands that The 1975 fans will love!
The Cadillac Three, composed of Jaren Johnston, Kelby Ray, and Neil Mason, lay between the lines of a country music band and an American southern rock band. The blend of these influences produces an assemblage of blended country rock vibes. Their latest album Country Fuzz is infused with indie rock, electric guitar vibes, and DIY rock aesthetics.
Old Dominion, covers a lot of horizons and it’s hard not to like them with their feel-good, summer-lovin’ bops. They’ve graced country radio with upbeat hits such as “Make It Sweet,” “Hotel Key,” “One Man Band,” as well as slow, emotional “Some People Do.” The 1975 rotates between upbeat songs and emotional ballads as well such as one of their singles “Somebody Else.”
LANCO, the calmer of the two bands above, charmed country radio with singles “Greatest Love Story” and “Born To Love You.” Excellent storytellers are their strong suit as well as The Cadillac Three and Old Dominion listed above.
All three of these country bands all possess qualities that fans of The 1975 are sure to love.
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