The 1975 played their final show for their latest album last night. Afterward they uploaded a video on Twitter with the lights shutting off on the album cover.
This band is so good with the little things like this.
Matty Healy of The 1975 has confirmed on Twitter that the band are working on their new album, Music For Cars. That’s not really news. However, he also mentioned that Drive Like I Do, one of the names the band went by before they settled on The 1975, will be working on and releasing their “debut album” in the “coming few years” as well.
Matt Healy of The 1975 sat down with The Times:
“Well, that whole ‘I don’t give a shit’ thing has never really gone far with me,” he says. “It’s why indie is my most hated [music] scene — a scene where you pretend you don’t care in order to not get judged on how bad you are as a musician. But times have moved on. I’m a privileged middle-class kid from Macclesfield. I can’t pretend to be what I’m not.”
The 1975’s I Like it When You… has officially gone gold.
The 1975 have announced their next album will be called Music for Cars today on Beats 1 radio. It’ll be the final album in a trilogy and “the end of an era” for the band.
The 1975 have teamed up with the It Gets Better project to release a special hoodie themed around the band’s song “Loving Someone.”
NME has pulled some new quotes from Matt Healey of The 1975 from the most recent issue of Q. It looks like the band’s already working on their new album:
Healy revealed his hopes for the record to Q, adding that he’d already penned two tracks for the album that are “as good as anything on the previous album” along with “lots of ambient and classical tracks”.
“If you look at third albums, ‘OK Computer’ or ‘The Queen Is Dead’, that’s what we need to do.” Healy continued: “I want a legacy. I want people to look back and think our records were the most important pop records that a band put out in this decade.”
The 1975 will be headlining Latitude Festival. Some new “renaissance style” pictures of the band are making their way to their social media accounts as well.
The 1975 won “best British group” at the Brit awards last night. They also performed “The Sound.” The full list of winners can be found here.
The 1975’s cover of Sade’s “By Your Side” can be streamed below. It debuted on BBC Radio 1 today.
The 1975 will be releasing a cover of Sade’s “By Your Side” in aid of War Child UK. The song will premiere tomorrow on BBC Radio 1.
It looks like The 1975 will be releasing a new single titled “By Your Side” on February 21st. I was able to confirm the existence of the track via UMG’s database.
Creeper covered “A Change of Heart” by The 1975 for BBC Radio 1.
Cameron Hurley of We Are the in Crowd has shared a cover of The 1975’s “Girls” as if it was recorded by Blink-182 during their Enema of the State era. Clever.
The 1975 have announced some new tour dates. Tickets sales will begin on January 25th and the dates can be found below.
The 1975 have released a new live video for “Loving Someone.”
The 1975 will be playing Madison Square Garden on June 1, 2017. You can register for pre-sale information on their website.
The 1975 have released their b-side “How to Draw” as a free download.
The 1975 have released a video of their full concert from their December 16th show at the O2 Arena.
The 1975 have announced some holiday pop-up shops in Los Angeles, London, and Manchester.