The 1975 have announced some new tour dates.
“The record is coming together. We’ve had this recording studio tour bus on the American tour which has been great for productivity…The boys have been constantly working. I can’t say exactly when it will come, there are a few elements coming together, but we will be releasing music before Reading.”
He continued: “It feels like it will be a long record. Will it be a double album? I don’t know what that means any more, it’s definitely going to a long album but I can’t possibly commit to whether it will be a double album or not. That’s a decision that happens when everything is almost completed.
John ventures up to Spitfire Audio to meet with Matty and George from The 1975 to talk about how the album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships was recorded and produced.
Somewhat bleary eyed after a massive night at the Brits (scooping two awards), the boys reveal the inner workings of The 1975’s production methods and writing techniques. We’re treated to demo versions and extensive track breakdowns from their award winning album showing what it takes to create a 1975 hit.
Here’s the Overcast link.
n just under an hour, the topic switches from albums – specifically the next one they’re releasing before August, Notes On A Conditional Form. “We’re at a time now when people enjoy that level of emotional investment, as long as it’s rewarding. And I make albums. I don’t make singles. So I’ve just got to make another album. Also, to feel like I have a purpose, because otherwise what the fuck am I doing?” To social media, “Awful stuff happens and great stuff happens every second and we wake up in the morning and tune in to this algorithm that keeps us informed on every single bit of chaos that happens until we go to bed.”
“The 1975 extended their deal with Dirty Hit, The 1975 are with Dirty Hit for a long time,” said Oborne. “They are Dirty Hit, so of course they’d extend. The 1975 had a three-album deal and they’ve extended it for another three albums, which is amazing. Myself and the boys, we were so happy.
People get confused, they can’t understand why a lad their age wouldn’t be wanting to be in The Courteeners or be in a punk band more than my band. It’s because it’s done, lads, it’s done. We’ve done it. It was great but we’ve done it. It’s like, white men shouting has been done so many times and the interesting perspective in punk is where women are. But that’s why there are interesting bands like Idles who deal with stuff like fragility and toxic masculinity. If there’s meaning, it’ll resonate.