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The 1975 surprise us with release of live album ‘DH00278’

  • 3:43 pm Friday, December 15th, 2017 by Sam

It started with this cryptic tweet from Matty Healy earlier in the week leaving fans EVERYWHERE wondering what was coming. We’ve known they’ve been working on new music but we hadn’t received any specific dates or titles. 

Matty Healy teases new music coming soon from The 1975

  • 7:56 am Monday, November 6th, 2017 by Sam

The 1975 will release their third album Music For Cars next year but new music from them may be here sooner than that! 

Matty Healy teased us on Twitter Sunday that an EP may be in the works ahead of the release of the next album. 

Matty Healy of the 1975 Confirms Side Project, Drive Like I Do

  • 9:39 am Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
Matty Healy confirms Drive Like I Do album coming soon

In a series of tweets, Matty Healy confirmed a debut album separate from the 1975 is in the works. He described the project, known as ‘Drive Like I Do’, as a separate entity from the 1975.

In that barrage of tweets came another that confirmed what fans have been fearing, and that is that Music For Cars might be the end of the 1975.

Drive Like I Do came before the 1975 released their debut album under the guise of the latter name. What exactly is going on here, I don’t know. Why put an end to the 1975 after a ‘trilogy’ of [More]

The 1975 Announce Next Album, ‘Music For Cars’, Due Out in 2018

  • 9:02 am Friday, April 28th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
the 1975 announce new album 'Music For Cars' on Beats 1 Radio

In an interview with Beats 1 Radio’s Zane Lowe, Matty Healy announced the band’s third studio album, Music For Cars, is going to be released sometime in 2018. Long time fans of The 1975 will know that the band’s first EP was also of the same title, and Healy acknowledged that their next album will reference that and their second EP.

He went on to describe that their forthcoming album will be the “end of an era”, whatever that means.

“Music for Cars has always been called that, and we were always gonna do a trilogy of records,” he said. “And I’m [More]

The 1975’s New Album is Going to be Called…. Music For Cars?

  • 7:45 pm Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
the 1975 "Somebody Else"

Matty Healy has a knack for leaking information about his band, The 1975, on Twitter, and today was no different. One look at this tweet and it appears their next album will potentially be titled, Music For Cars….

He was very active on Twitter today, engaging in several conversations as well as saying they are putting out a new vinyl later this year. Is that a reference to their new album be released later this year? Or a re-release of I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It?

I guess we’ll just stay tuned….?

Rag N Bone Man and The 1975 Win 2017 Brit Awards

  • 12:03 pm Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
The 1975 Win British Group at 2017 Brit Awards

In case you missed it, the 2017 Brit Awards took place last night, in what is essentially the British equivalent to the Grammys. Due to the globalization of music nowadays, we see plenty of crossover musicians find success at awards ceremonies worldwide. This year was no different. Tributes to the late great David Bowie and George Michael were the centerpiece of the night. Last year’s Next Big Thing headliner, The 1975, took home an award, something they failed to do at the Grammys as well as newcomer, Rag N Bone Man.

The 1975 won the British Group award, beating out Radiohead [More]

The 1975 Release New Song- A Stunning Cover of “By Your Side”

  • 6:51 pm Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by Kyle Taylor
the 1975 announce new album 'Music For Cars' on Beats 1 Radio

The 1975 released a new track, a delicate cover of Sade’s “By Your Side”, benefiting the British charity organization, War Child. War Child is an organization that offers aid and protection to children affected by war. They premiered the song on MistaJam’s BBC Radio 1 show. The slow tempo, R&B undertones, warped auto tune over Healey’s vocals, and silky synthesizers make it sound more like a Bon Iver track, further showcasing the British alt band’s ranging talent. Front man Matty Healey explains the decision to cover the track as such:

“When I was listening to it, I was listening [More]

The 1975 Perform On Late Night With Seth Meyers

  • 11:21 am Friday, November 11th, 2016 by Kyle Taylor
the 1975 "Somebody Else"

The 1975 have been racking up the publicity and acclaim of late, and this week was no different. With all of the craziness that this week has brought, I can understand how you may have missed their performance on Monday night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. The Manchester based and Next Big Thing bound band performed their latest single off of their sophomore album, “Somebody Else”.