The 1975, Manchester Apollo

AS arguably one of the biggest bands in the world right now, The 1975 continued the celebrations after topping the album charts in the US and UK with their biggest homecoming yet.

Their sold-out four night residency at the Apollo saw the Wilmslow four-piece take the majority of their set from their new album, 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It'.

Opening with the 80s Bowie-esque 'Love Me', which was a huge hit, this was the first glimpse the crowd got of a band who were willing to push expectations of an indie band from the north west.

This was followed by their single 'UGH!', before stepping back into some of the more experimental tracks on the album.

Many of these perhaps did not have the instant catchiness of many tracks on their self-titled debut album but they did show off a band who were oozing confidence and enjoying what they do.

The 1975 have ambitions to take over the world. Before a note was even hit, the feeling inside the venue was of a fervour you would expect to see in old re-runs of Beatlemania.

But the band left it until the encore to play their biggest hit and one of their first, Chocolate.

It ignited a sea of hands and bodies dancing together. They then closed off the encore with current single, The Sound, and 2012 single, Sex.

This demonstration of the band's ability to write great, catchy songs means that even playing in front of 15,000 people over five nights is probably not the peak for this four-piece.

This could be one of those nights where you can say: 'I was there'.